This remarkable arch is all that remains of the mine’s pump house, which was constructed of stone quarried from nearby Mount Hooghly.
From 1869 to 1896, this mine was operated under a number of different company names (due to various mergers and floats) and produced some 216,000 ounces of gold!
There were four main shafts, with the deepest reaching 360 feet.
Mining in this area was both difficult and dangerous due to the groundwater, with the water table sitting a mere forty feet below the surface.
To overcome this issue, a massive Cornish pumping engine was imported from England and mounted on the arch we see here today.
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