Kolar Gold Fields
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Kolar Gold Fields was a city in the south-east of Kolar District, Mysore State established in 1887. Located 98km from Bangalore, it produced all of India's gold. It closed in 2001 and was approved for re-opening in 2010.
Mining companies included Mysore, Champion Reef, Ooregum, Nundydroog and Balaghat.
- Kolar Gold Fields Wikipedia
- Kolar Gold Fields Nostalgia Photos and Memories of K.G.F.
- Our Lady of Victories Church, KGF, Karnataka, part of the
- Archdiocese of Bangalore (Roman Catholic). Retrieved 22 October 2014
- "A Boer in Bangalore" by Adam Yamey 14 September 2016 Confluence. George Glaeser Munnik, a Boer Officer, was a POW at Trichinopoly and later Amritsar. During his stay in India he was able to visit Bangalore and the Kolar Gold Fields. He wrote an account A Boer in India published 1903. He subsequently became a Senator in South Africa.
- "Tale of two thriving townships" by Bridget White-Kumar 15 November, 2010 Deccan Herald, now an archived webpage. Robertsonpet was established in 1902 became the “Town” for the mining areas and quickly became an important commercial centre. Andersonpet, was established in 1904, next to the mining areas of Champion Reefs and Mysore Mine/ Marikuppam.
- "KGF's very own Little England" by Bridget Kumar 24 September 2012 Deccan Herald. KGF Gymkhana Club
- Memories of my family and of weddings in Kolar Gold Fields by Bridget White-Kumar. indiaofthepast.org. "In the early years [19th century], arranged marriages were the norm in the [Anglo-Indian] Community." The author’s father was an Underground Engineer in Nandydroog Mines, c late 1940s
- "Memories etched in gold" by Aniruddha Chowdhury 18 Nov 2011. livemint.com
- From the late Ronnie Johnson's now archived website
- "In pictures: Revisiting the ghosts of a glorious past at Kolar’s gold mines" Manjunath Shenoy Nov 01, 2015 scroll.in
- "The story of KGF: The cradle of India’s gold rush" by Arun Dev December 22, 2018 thenewsminute.com.
Historical books online
- Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 15, page 376.
- “Kolar District” page 243, Mysore Gazetteer Volume V: Gazetteer edited by C. Hayavadana Rao. New Edition 1930 Archive.org
- "Chapter V: Mines and Minerals" page 198 Mysore Gazetteer Volume III Economic edited by C. Hayavadana Rao. New Edition 1929. Archive.org. Includes Kolar Gold Fields.
- "The Gold Mines of India" [at February 1898] page 117 The gold mines of the world : containing concise and practical advice for investors gathered from a personal inspection of the mines of the Transvaal, India, West Australia, Queensland, New Zealand, British Columbia, and Rhodesia by J H Curle 1899 Archive.org
- "The Gold Mines of India and the Malay Peninsula" page 210 The Gold Mines of the World (2d Ed., 1902): Written After an Inspection of the Mines of the ... by J H Curle 1902 Archive.org
- "The Gold Mines of the East" page 204 The Gold Mines of the World: Written After an Inspection of Nearly Five Hundred Mines in ... by J H Curle 3rd edition 1905 “almost entirely rewritten”.
- “The Kolar Gold-Fields” from Indian pictures and problems by Sir Ian Zachary Malcolm 1907 Archive.org
- Johnson, Ronnie Surnames - Kolar Gold Fields and Bangalore Rootsweb India Mailing List 7 November 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2019.