The Last Dredge in Malaysia

by Steven
(Kampar, Perak)


A much forgotten era in the mining history of Perak known to the world of tin, for it contains the largest single deposit of alluvial tin ore field in the world.

The present generation would have forgotten the people, the early immigrants, their hopes and fears, their achievements, failures...... some sold as slaves, looking for better lives in a strange country of not knowing their future whether in failures or success. They knew their tasks are doubly difficult, but sadly no one ever attempts to examine and highlight their tribute.

The methods of mining are tin dredging, opencast mine, dulang washing or panning, gravel pump mining, underground mining and dry excavation opencast mining.

Have you ever know where the world deepest mine is... which is 600 meters deep and has a 332km long tunnel?

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Sep 18, 2008
Location of
by: Dillon

Dear all

Can you please let me know - where exactly in Kampar is this located ?

Any phone number for me to call ?

What are the entrance charges / fees ?

Thanks
Dillon

Sep 14, 2008
Yes, this is a piece of forgotten history
by: Anonymous

Wow Steven, I was in Kampar, earlier this year but I missed this... next time I surely want to see this.

Thanks for sharing. If you have more photos, send them private, will add them manually.

Peter

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