Kolar Gold Fields

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Kolar Gold Fields
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Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 12.961736°N 78.270721°E
Altitude: 265 m (869 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Kolar Gold Fields
State/Province: Karnataka
Country: India
Transport links
Kolar Gold Fields Railway

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

Mining companies included Mysore, Champion Reef, Ooregum, Nundydroog and Balaghat.[1]

Volunteer Regiment

External links

"KGF's very own Little England" by Bridget Kumar 24 September 2012 Deccan Herald. KGF Gymkhana Club

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”.


  1. Johnson, Ronnie Surnames - Kolar Gold Fields and Bangalore Rootsweb India Mailing List 7 November 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2019.