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Thames School of Mines Mineralogical Museum

  • Brown and Cochrane Sts. Map It
  • Thames

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

From the mid-1800s, the School of Mines was an internationally recognized institution, teaching all aspects of mining. A diploma from here guaranteed a job anywhere in the world. The museum was established in 1900 to exhibit geological samples. The school closed decades ago, but the museum's still kicking, displaying those turn-of-the-20th-century rock specimens along with scales, models of stamper batteries, and other gold-mining paraphernalia.

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Brown and Cochrane Sts., Thames, Waikato, 3500, New Zealand

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  • NZ$10

Published 08/30/2016


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