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


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