MIN 1 Maharahara copper mine

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MIN 1 Maharahara copper mine.


The  only photo in the series on mining. Series title "Mining".

Description: 23 men, a boy outside of the opening to the Maharahara coppermine, also in shot is a mine cart and the wooden rails it ran on. Copper was first found around 1887 and this photo dates from around 1890. 3 companies attempted to extract the copper in 1887, 1906 and the 1930s with the last being the most successful. No commercial success occured though

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