Scrip certificates for New Zealand issue, 1857

Maker and role
Undefined: Dun Mountain Copper Mining Company
Production date
1857

Description
The Dun Mountain Copper Mining Company was formed in England in 1857, to mine copper ore from the Dun Mountain near Nelson. The quantity of copper ore available proved insufficient and the company resolved to mine chrome ore in the same area. A railway was constructed to transport the ore to Nelson for shipment. Mining continued until 1866 and the company was wound up in 1872. Dun Mountain Copper Mining Company. Scrip certificates for New Zealand issue, 1857. Scrip certificates 1501-1700, each recording to whom certificate was issued. Deed of the liquidation of the company to Robert Levien Esq. 23 Jan 1873;
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Media/materials description
2 items, 1 v. ; 21 x 39 cm., blue marbled boards and 1 deed in a baige folder
Maker biography
The Dun Mountain Copper Mining Company was formed in England in 1857, to mine copper ore from the Dun Mountain near Nelson. The quantity of copper ore available proved insufficient and the company resolved to mine chrome ore in the same area. A railway was constructed to transport the ore to Nelson for shipment. Mining continued until 1866 and the company was wound up in 1872.
Subjects
Mines and mining - Nelson ; Dun Mountain Copper Mining Company;
Railways - Nelson Province
Other reference numbers
qMS DUN
Credit line
Dun Mountain Copper Mining Co. 1857. Script certificates for New Zealand issue, 1857. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Collection: Bett2012.4.427.

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