Peko mine

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Peko Mine is a former mine in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia.

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The abandoned Peko Mine
Peko is located in Northern Territory
Location in the Northern Territory
LocationTennant Creek
Territory Northern Territory
Coordinates19°40′59.9988″S 134°16′59.9988″E / 19.683333000°S 134.283333000°E / -19.683333000; 134.283333000Coordinates: 19°40′59.9988″S 134°16′59.9988″E / 19.683333000°S 134.283333000°E / -19.683333000; 134.283333000


Peko Mine was located in 1934 by Joe Zaczinski and Bill Bohning. The deposit is named after Joe's dog who was named Peko. They commenced a small gold mining operations before selling their lease to Schmidt in 1934. There was no activity during World War II.[1]

In 1947 a company Peko Gold Mines No Liability was formed, managed by Mr W MacDonald.[2] The mine began operation in 1949 and was further develop developed during 1951 and 1952.[3] The government battery processed the first ore from Peko on 13 March 1951.[4]

Peko closed in November 1981.


  1. ^ Tuxworth, Hilda (1978). Tennant Creek yesterday and today. Tennant Creek. Retrieved 1 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Peko Mine". For Tennant Creekers. Retrieved 1 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Maclean, Joan (1982). How a Town Grows: A short history of Tennant Creek (1 ed.). Professional Services Branch of the Northern Territory Department of Education. ISBN 0724505938.
  4. ^ "PEKO REPORT". The News. 56 (8, 650). South Australia. 30 April 1951. p. 4. Retrieved 1 December 2018 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)