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Location DB > New Zealand > Bay of Plenty > White Island > White Island Mine
White Island Mine
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created by spacewil on 11/8/2008 6:30 AM
last modified by Steed on 5/26/2014 3:27 AM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: By Helicopter...
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information

White Island, Bay of Plenty
New Zealand
Owner: Private family
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • Heat !
  •  Interesting Features
    The whole process facility is still recgnizable with its main equipments.
    The volcano and its sulfur lake, the sulfur cliff, and the whole living island...
     Security Measures
  • No trespassing sign, only. But 50km from the closest shore.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1885
    Closed: 1930
     Required Equipment
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    White Island is an active volcano which is located 50km north of the shore of Whakatane.
    Due to its high activity, sulfur is created by the volcano, through a huge lake of sulfuric acid, and in solid state on one face of the volcano.

    A mining facility has been installed on the island, which started in 1885 and was stoped in 1930s. The facility was then destroyed by an eruption, which created a huge wave of mud and scories.

    Ruins of the facilities can still be accessed and visited.

    Which then, today and tomorrow mean a $200 New Zealand dollar boat trip (with a group) or $600 helicopter flight. Thus not cheap and not the sort of location which can be accessed any other way.
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    Visit to White Island
    Sat, Nov 8th, 2008
    posted by spacewil
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 5/26/2014 3:27 AM.

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  • on May 26 14 at 3:27, Steed validated this location
  • on May 26 14 at 3:27, Steed changed the following: Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Nov 23 13 at 9:42, static2 changed the following: History
  • on Nov 11 08 at 6:46, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 8 08 at 6:50, spacewil made this location available
  • on Nov 8 08 at 6:49, spacewil deleted 1 pictures from gallery Visit to White Island
  • on Nov 8 08 at 6:46, spacewil added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Nov 8 08 at 6:44, spacewil created a new gallery
  • on Nov 8 08 at 6:44, spacewil updated the main picture
  • on Nov 8 08 at 6:43, spacewil changed the following: Notes for Mods, Owner, Type, City, Province / State (please use full name), Country, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Publically Viewable, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Recommended Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
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