Brunner Industrial Site

One of NZ's earliest coal mines, with ruins of industrial structures including rare beehive coke ovens. Outside viewing.

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Brunner, one of NZ's earliest coal mines, was discovered in 1848 and the first comercial mine opened in 1864. Coke and bricks were made here and the beehive coke ovens are a rare and impressive industrial monument. Outside viewing is available at all times; noticeboards explain the ruins and remains.

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Brunner Industrial Site, State Highway 7, Grey Valley, Dobson, West Coast, New Zealand.

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