Originally known as Rough Ridge Just north out of Oturehua, off Reef Road, a short walk takes you to the Golden Progress quartz mine with the only poppet head still standing in Otago. Above a 61m deep shaft, the 14m high structure supports wheels over which once ran ropes to hoist gold-bearing ore to the surface. Close by was the battery, since removed to a site in Westland, but the steam boiler which once powered it still remains on the site.


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