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    Abandoned mine on Crosby hut track

    Went to Crosby hut with my brother. Nice tramp and nice fancy hut.

    On the trip out near the road end we noticed an abandoned mine. We didn't go very far from the end. But may next time.

    Does anyone know anything about it?

    And does anyone know anything about the jam tins and why they're called that when I didn't see any jam around ha.

    The first 2 are the mine.

    The others are photos along the way

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    Lots of old gold mines around the area. Some are still open to visitors and filled with cave Wetas
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    If you go missing we will now know where you are. That old mine is collapsing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Lots of old gold mines around the area. Some are still open to visitors and filled with cave Wetas
    It had shit load's of them!

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    If you go missing we will now know where you are. That old mine is collapsing.
    Not the first time someone has gone missing sadly.

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    Many years ago a mate and I spent 2 days camped in one on the whangamata side sheltering from a weatherbomb that raised the creeks. The fire in the entrance kept us dry and the weta away but we never did find any gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Many years ago a mate and I spent 2 days camped in one on the whangamata side sheltering from a weatherbomb that raised the creeks. The fire in the entrance kept us dry and the weta away but we never did find any gold
    This one had water on the bottom so not much fun in a weather bomb.

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    And don`t go lighting the old candles laying around,
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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew.357 View Post
    And don`t go lighting the old candles laying around,
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    Hahah. I'll keep that in mind.

    Probably won't go exploring. Although be interesting to see if the Swede is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrew.357 View Post
    And don`t go lighting the old candles laying around,
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    nah do it, do it lol
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    Any sign of any animals that far up the coro? Did you ever go looking for those wild sheep?

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    Looks like a lot of fun. There are countless old mines up in the Coromandel, no gold is why they didn't end up looking like Waihi or Golden Cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    nah do it, do it lol
    Adult crackers heaps of fun.
    Be one way to kill a pig

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    Any sign of any animals that far up the coro? Did you ever go looking for those wild sheep?
    Yeah. A bloody big pig. Like, big. Near the crater lookout. A contractor shot 36 goats so not that many around. Saw one kid goat.

    Yeah. Haven't come across any yet. Doc have done a few goat culls and the information I was going off was pretty old. 4 years or so so I reckon they got shot out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Be one way to kill a pig



    Yeah. A bloody big pig. Like, big. Near the crater lookout. A contractor shot 36 goats so not that many around. Saw one kid goat.

    Yeah. Haven't come across any yet. Doc have done a few goat culls and the information I was going off was pretty old. 4 years or so so I reckon they got shot out.

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    Bugger, good to see you getting out and about

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    Bugger, good to see you getting out and about
    I hadn't gone too far into the block. Still got heap to explore but I will give you a buzz sometime. I am pretty busy with work and nzda stuff til next year though.

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    Spent every xmas holidays up there, as a kid, explored heaps of gold mines The Old guys up there told us not to go into any mine that DIDNT have wetas.. but then again,they might've hated kids. Watch out for vertical shafts running down in the middle of the floor,nearly went fell down one of those, and they could be covered in rotten wood etc

 

 

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