Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Tin mining: dam and pipe (3rd of 3)

Tin mining: dam and pipe

A dam and pipe are reminders of the tin mining that was carried out in the Tin Range behind Port Pegasus from the 1880s to the 1930s. The water was channelled through the pipe and directed onto the tin-bearing deposits to flush the tin out, as with alluvial gold.

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - History and society since the 1850s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 October 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 May 2015