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Kawau Island cruise

Abandoned copper mine .. Apparently the tunnels went 2/3's of the way out under the sea to Beehive Island

Full Size is impressive

Copper was discovered by accident. The original mining operations were to extract manganese. Copper was mined from 1844 until June 1852 when the mines were flooded.
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Feb 26 2007 16:14 GMT rhynnligwak
great series
of wonderful locations
and beautiful sceneries
thanks for taking us to
the world we never been
but we seen ;))))
Feb 26 2007 16:25 GMT ibbyblam
Love this :)
Feb 26 2007 16:47 GMT aquascience
This is a fantastic shot Roger,and a great series.I agree with rhynnligwak, thankyou for showing us a part of the world that may never have seen, fantastic !!;-))
Feb 26 2007 18:07 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks for visiting "virtually" rhynnligwak
Feb 26 2007 18:08 GMT Midworlder PRO
The pleasure is mine Andy
Feb 26 2007 18:11 GMT Nerina
I never knew copper was ever mined in Nz, my parents met in the copper belt in Zambia donkeys years ago.
Amazing photo!
Feb 26 2007 18:36 GMT jamby PRO
perfect framing..this must be really huge chimeny, i's it?
Feb 26 2007 18:54 GMT Midworlder PRO
yes this is jamby, but there are some shafts and tunnels and other stuff around :))
Feb 26 2007 18:56 GMT Midworlder PRO
I believe there was a lot more on Great Barrier Island Nerina
Feb 26 2007 19:24 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks baddi - I just might .. cheers for taking the time to comment :))
Feb 26 2007 19:48 GMT Dorado
Bonita Foto
Feb 26 2007 19:50 GMT senna3
Yes, indeed, full size makes it even more impressive!
Feb 26 2007 20:24 GMT LizSA
impressive.....I like it...I would use it even for architecture friday....
Feb 26 2007 20:47 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks Liz .. thought about it but I have a bit more of a series for that .. although I haven't looked at the photos properly they may not be up to scratch .. we will see.
Feb 26 2007 21:06 GMT voodoo23
realy amazing!
Feb 27 2007 00:44 GMT wifey
Great history in your imagery.
Feb 27 2007 01:32 GMT sweetkate77
Rhynnligwak said it right! :)) Thank you for sharing these beautiful places with us Rog...:)
Feb 27 2007 04:42 GMT gtc126
Super shot.....The woman gives you a Idea how big this structure really was.
Thats for sharing and the info too.....
Feb 27 2007 05:13 GMT rainbow71
Stunning never been to Kawau Island.
You should take a job with tourism NZ!!
Feb 27 2007 07:30 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks Lauretta .. just filming what's in front of me
Feb 27 2007 07:31 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks for your extended visit gtc ..
Feb 27 2007 12:11 GMT linnywv PRO
Amazing shot and the clarity is top notch!
Feb 27 2007 16:36 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks Linny
Feb 28 2007 02:07 GMT domesticfix PRO
Very cool !!!
Feb 28 2007 02:52 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks for visiting
Jul 15 2007 09:08 GMT supercarrie
Jul 15 2007 09:46 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks Carrie
Jul 22 2007 20:49 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
You're right Roger, it is impressive in full size - it looks very similar to mine workings in Devon and Cornwall.
Jul 27 2007 10:27 GMT icemarkuk PRO
Looks like an up turned gun!
Sep 15 2007 22:52 GMT Portasejanelas
this is great
Sep 15 2007 23:07 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanksfor adding it