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Location DB > New Zealand > Bay of Plenty > White Island > White Island Mine
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White Island Mine
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 Database Info
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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 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: By Helicopter...
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
Address

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
    Camera
     History
    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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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 5/26/2014 3:27 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • 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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