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hard rock underground gold mine west coast nz

The discovery and development of gold-bearing quartz veins near Reefton around 1870 marked a shift from alluvial to hard-rock mining. Unique names are a remnant of the coast’s hard-rock mining days. Crushington lies south-east of Reefton, and was where quartz-crushers worked day and night extracting gold from the Globe mine

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  • gold mine to reopen near reefton with the

    gold mine to reopen near reefton with the

    Dec 13, 2019 · The Blackwater mine, located in the now abandoned ghost town of Waiuta, was once the largest producing gold mine in the Reefton goldfield. It was …

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  • blackwater gold mine focus of $500 million ... - nz herald

    blackwater gold mine focus of $500 million ... - nz herald

    Jul 18, 2018 · The historic Blackwater gold mine, on the West Coast near Reefton, is the focus of what could become a $500 million redevelopment, with more than 100 jobs over a 10-year mine life

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  • the blackwater mine - waiuta | nzhistory, new zealand

    the blackwater mine - waiuta | nzhistory, new zealand

    A small prospecting group discovered a gold-bearing quartz reef near the upper reaches of Blackwater Creek, a tributary of the Grey River, on 9 November 1905. As the discovery was made on King Edward VII's birthday, it was loyally named the Birthday Reef. The rights were subsequently purchased by Consolidated Goldfields (NZ) Ltd, a large British-owned company that dominated the Reefton quartz mining industry

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  • west coast mine project brings at least 30 jobs - nz herald

    west coast mine project brings at least 30 jobs - nz herald

    West Coast leaders and goldminers were celebrating last week's announcement the underground Blackwater mine at Waiuta may be reopened, with an Australian joint venture with Oceana Gold to begin

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  • miners rescued from nz gold mine - abc news (australian

    miners rescued from nz gold mine - abc news (australian

    Jul 17, 2012 · Twenty-eight miners, who were trapped underground after a fire broke out in a gold mine on New Zealand's North Island, have been safely rescued

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  • waiuta gold mine could reopen as ghost town

    waiuta gold mine could reopen as ghost town

    Dec 29, 2018 · The old gold mining town of Waiuta on the West Coast in its former glory. It intends to dig new tunnels to access the base of the historic mine. It has employed a full-time staff member,

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  • west coast man finds 177-gram gold nugget valued at up to

    west coast man finds 177-gram gold nugget valued at up to

    Jun 07, 2019 · New Zealand West Coast. 7 Jun 2019. West Coast man finds 177-gram gold nugget valued at up to $25k ... Katie Todd, Reporter @Katietodd_NZ [email protected] Gold fever has hit the West Coast after a local man stumbled upon the biggest gold nugget seen by local buyers in up to five decades on Monday. ... Craig Douglas said he almost dismissed

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  • waiuta area: places to go on thewest coast

    waiuta area: places to go on thewest coast

    Miners drilled and blasted gold-bearing quartz rock out of the underground reef. The rock was then trucked through tunnels to the shaft where it was winched to the surface for processing. The mine produced nearly 750,000 ounces of gold from 1.5 million tons of quartz. Gold processing. Snowy River battery c1920. From 1908 to 1937 gold was processed at the Snowy Battery

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  • west coast mineproject brings at least 30 jobs -nz herald

    west coast mineproject brings at least 30 jobs -nz herald

    West Coast leaders and goldminers were celebrating last week's announcement the underground Blackwater mine at Waiuta may be reopened, with an Australian joint venture with Oceana Gold to begin

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  • nz gold mining history-mineforgold

    nz gold mining history-mineforgold

    Underground mining, which tunnelled out quartz veins that were crushed to release their gold, boomed on the Coromandel Peninsula and West Coast from the 1870s. Gold mining had declined by the 1920s, and from the 1950s it was a very small industry. The rise of gold prices in the late 1970s brought about a revival, with new technology allowing opencast pits to be dug in Otago and on the Coromandel …

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  • history ofgold, hauraki goldfield,new zealand

    history ofgold, hauraki goldfield,new zealand

    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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  • gold|new zealand geographic

    gold|new zealand geographic

    With the largest known hard-rock gold deposit in the country, Martha is still productive, operating today as an open-cast mine. All up, the Hauraki Goldfields’ gold and silver production—the work of several hundred mines gnawing at 50 separate deposits—is estimated to …

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  • new zealandgoldmining 2 - travelsin the coromandel

    new zealandgoldmining 2 - travelsin the coromandel

    This is a an unusual and exceptional operation - there are currently only three underground hard rock metalliferous mining operations in New Zealand, namely Oceana at Macraes, Newmont at Waihi (Favona – Trio) and this historic mine at Broken Hills at Tairua. The first two are large scale highly mechanised modern operations

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  • waiuta gold minecould reopen as ghost town

    waiuta gold minecould reopen as ghost town

    Dec 29, 2018 · The old gold mining town of Waiuta on the West Coast in its former glory. It intends to dig new tunnels to access the base of the historic mine. It has employed a full-time staff member,

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  • the collective voice forwest coast mining

    the collective voice forwest coast mining

    Minerals West Coast. Minerals West Coast Trust Manager: Patrick Phelps Phone: 021 238 6846 Email: [email protected]

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  • hentygoldminer's loader buried after ground below gave

    hentygoldminer's loader buried after ground below gave

    The miner, named on Saturday as 44-year-old Cameron John Goss, of Queenstown, is presumed dead after a collapse at the Henty Gold Mine near Zeehan early on Thursday morning

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    gold mines for sale

    Gold Mines For Sale including alluvial placer gold mines, lode gold mines, patented gold mines, BLM gold mines, and other gold mines for sale worldwide

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