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"The Platinum Prospector", the story of Alexanader Menesdorffer

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An article written by Ian Argyle about the Hungarian, Alexander Menesdorffer, who prospected for platinum in the Kahutarawa Valley, near Palmerston North from the late 1800s.

Some of the the mines he and others dug, both horizontal and vertical, can be found on PNCC land, at Hardings Park off the Sledge Track.

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Multi-Page Document
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2019Pa_IMCA-DigitalArchive_027343
Title
"The Platinum Prospector", the story of Alexanader Menesdorffer
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IMCA Digital Archive
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IMCA Digital Archive

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Arapuke Forest Park
Date
circa 1919

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Ian Matheson City Archives

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Mine entrance, Hardings Park
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