Story: Southland places

King Solomon mine nugget, 1931

King Solomon mine nugget, 1931

The King Solomon mine was one of the last gold mines to be worked in Southland. In 1931 this 11.5-kilogram gold nugget was taken from the mine, just in time for Christmas. The mine closed six years later.

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Reference: M VII 19

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Northern Southland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20186/king-solomon-mine-nugget-1931 (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015