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Looking for gold in gold fossicking areas - New Zealand ...

There are 19 areas in the South Island that have been set aside for gold fossicking and gold panning in Nelson-Marlborough, the West Coast and South and Central Otago. These areas are open for recreational gold fossicking without the need for a permit. Alluvial gold, which is found in soil and sediments around rivers and streams, is present in ...

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Guides - New Zealand, S Island - Gold Mining - Dave's ...

2022-1-4  Gold Prospecting is easy to do on the South Island, mostly in part because a large number of gold mines are scattered throughout the island. New Zealand’s gold rush, in the mid to late 1800’s was after the big rush in

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New Zealand’s goldfields – Gold and gold mining – Te Ara ...

New Zealand has three main goldfields and each has its own geology. In Otago (and Marlborough) gold is found in quartz veins in schist and in river gravels which have weathered from schist. On the West Coast and at Golden Bay, gold is

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Macraes Operation - OceanaGold

2020-5-27  Our Macraes Operation on the South Island of New Zealand is the country’s largest active gold producing mine, having produced over five million ounces of gold since 1990. The Macraes Operation is committed to contributing to the local economy through employment, procurement, community investment and donations – with over 600 people employed between

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Waiuta - New Zealand History NZHistory, New Zealand ...

Waiuta. Today Waiuta is a remote West Coast ghost town, at the end of a winding road up the Blackwater River, south of Reefton. But from 1906 to 1951 it was the company town for the South Island's largest gold mine, exploiting one of the

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Goldfields NZHistory, New Zealand history online

In May 1866 the Burgess gang embarked on a crime spree on the west coast of the South Island that would culminate in the murder of five men on the Maungatapu Track. Waiuta. Today Waiuta is a West Coast ghost town. But from 1906 to 1951 it was the company town for the South Island's largest gold mine and home to 600 people.

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Friends of Waiuta Inc. – WAIUTA – The Goldmine The

WHISPERS OF GOLD – documentary film about a mining ghost town. On the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, lie the ghosts of Waiuta, one of New Zealand’s richest gold towns – long abandoned since the Blackwater mine closed in 1951. “Whispers of Gold” tells Waiuta’s story from its beginnings to current day.

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Getting a Claim - permit to prospect, explore or mine Gold

Gold is classed as a “statutory mineral” under the Crown Minerals Act 1991. What this means is that no matter what the Crown owns all Gold in New Zealand and a permit is needed to prospect, explore or mine.

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Charleston West Coast New Zealand History

2021-12-30  Charleston. DescriptionCharleston is a village in the South Island of New Zealand located 30 km south of Westport. It was founded as a goldmining town after a major goldrush in 1867, and is now an adventure tourist village

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Waiuta - New Zealand History NZHistory, New Zealand ...

Waiuta. Today Waiuta is a remote West Coast ghost town, at the end of a winding road up the Blackwater River, south of Reefton. But from 1906 to 1951 it was the company town for the South Island's largest gold mine, exploiting one of the

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Goldfields NZHistory, New Zealand history online

In May 1866 the Burgess gang embarked on a crime spree on the west coast of the South Island that would culminate in the murder of five men on the Maungatapu Track. Waiuta. Today Waiuta is a West Coast ghost town. But from 1906 to 1951 it was the company town for the South Island's largest gold mine and home to 600 people.

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History of gold, Hauraki goldfield, New Zealand

2018-8-14  While alluvial gold mining dominated in the South Island after the gold rushes, hard rock mines were developed in Nelson, Westland and Otago. The Reefton Goldfield, on the West Coast of the South Island, produced more than 2 million ounces (62 tonnes) of gold from 1870 until 1951. The largest producer was the Blackwater mine at Waiuta.

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New Zealand Goldmining - Introduction and Techniques

2020-7-20  Uniquely New Zealand is a Touring, ... Gold Mining Techniques North Island - Gold in Quartz Reefs. It would be easy to write a complete book about gold mining but I will attempt to give a brief flavour in a few pages. In the Coromandel in North Island the Bullion (Gold and Silver) is mostly concentrated in "reefs" of Quartz which were followed ...

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West Coast – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Henry W. Harper, Letters from New Zealand, 1857–1911: being some account of life and work in the province of Canterbury, South Island. Christchurch: Kiwi, 1999, pp. 167–168 (originally published 1914). › Back

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Friends of Waiuta Inc. – WAIUTA – The Goldmine The

WHISPERS OF GOLD – documentary film about a mining ghost town. On the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, lie the ghosts of Waiuta, one of New Zealand’s richest gold towns – long abandoned since the Blackwater mine closed in 1951. “Whispers of Gold” tells Waiuta’s story from its beginnings to current day.

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Prospecting and Mining for Gold in New Zealand ...

2016-2-17  Macraes Gold Mines. This Open pit gold mine is the largest gold mine in New Zealand. The Mine is located in the Otago region about 100 km north of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand. The mine is estimated to have

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Charleston West Coast New Zealand History

2021-12-30  Charleston. DescriptionCharleston is a village in the South Island of New Zealand located 30 km south of Westport. It was founded as a goldmining town after a major goldrush in 1867, and is now an adventure tourist village

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Southern gold-rush New Zealand Geographic

2021-11-30  The south coast of the South Island is not an area commonly associated with gold-rushes, but in the 1880s it was the scene of New Zealand’s most distinctive Chinatown. The Round Hill gold­field and its town Canton,

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Mining jobs in Dunedin, South Island - 67 vacancies Jora

Parker Earthmoving Ltd – Dunedin, South Island Missing: mining Must have a minimum of 5 years full time experience on 5- 25 tonne diggers, Preferably dozers and grader experience also, And a class 4/5 truck driver.

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Goldfields NZHistory, New Zealand history online

In May 1866 the Burgess gang embarked on a crime spree on the west coast of the South Island that would culminate in the murder of five men on the Maungatapu Track. Waiuta. Today Waiuta is a West Coast ghost town. But from 1906 to 1951 it was the company town for the South Island's largest gold mine and home to 600 people.

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Federation's Snowy River gold mine project starts to gain ...

2021-3-1  Federation Mining, established by experienced Australian underground mining engineer and former Founding Evolution Mining COO, Mark Le Messurier, is progressing well with the early development of the planned Snowy River gold mine project (formerly known as Blackwater) at Ikamatua near Reefton on the West Coast on the South Island in New Zealand.

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History of gold, Hauraki goldfield, New Zealand

2018-8-14  While alluvial gold mining dominated in the South Island after the gold rushes, hard rock mines were developed in Nelson, Westland and Otago. The Reefton Goldfield, on the West Coast of the South Island, produced more than 2 million ounces (62 tonnes) of gold from 1870 until 1951. The largest producer was the Blackwater mine at Waiuta.

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Prospecting and Mining for Gold in New Zealand ...

2016-2-17  Macraes Gold Mines. This Open pit gold mine is the largest gold mine in New Zealand. The Mine is located in the Otago region about 100 km north of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand. The mine is estimated to have

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West Coast – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Henry W. Harper, Letters from New Zealand, 1857–1911: being some account of life and work in the province of Canterbury, South Island. Christchurch: Kiwi, 1999, pp. 167–168 (originally published 1914). › Back

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Southern gold-rush New Zealand Geographic

2021-11-30  The south coast of the South Island is not an area commonly associated with gold-rushes, but in the 1880s it was the scene of New Zealand’s most distinctive Chinatown. The Round Hill gold­field and its town Canton,

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Home - OceanaGold

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer with global operating, development and exploration experience. Our operations in New Zealand, the Philippines and the United States of America are supported by a corporate office located in Brisbane, Australia. We're committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental and social performance.

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Gold Rush History, West Coast, New Zealand - Tourism

Shantytown Heritage Park. While the South Island's West Coast is well known for its magnificent scenery and glaciers, no visit to the area is complete without experiencing Shantytown - a bustling heritage park showcasing the gold rush

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orepuki, orepuki South Island, orepuki, Surfing, orepuki ...

2017-3-27  Awesome South Coast Sunset: The Deep South Coast of the South Island, New Zealand is one of the most awesome spectacles to see at any time It is constantly changing from wet and wild to calm and sunny The coastline is

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West Coast New Zealand History

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