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  • Prospecting For Gold

    The New Zealand Government has made available to the public 16 areas in the South Island where no license is required to prospect for gold. As most gold ore mining falls outside of these areas, and the tools of gold ore mining required are generally

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  • Shantytown: West Coast Gold Rush History & Gold Mining in

    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 history of the West Coast of New Zealand.. The discovery of gold in 1864 led to a population "explosion" from around 300 to almost 30,000 residents.

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  • On the hunt for illegal miners as a new gold rush hits New

    Dec 28, 2016· When travelling up the glacial rivers that thread through parts of New Zealand’s rugged South Island Jackie Adams often uses his 1,500CC motorbike to move quickly over the shingle beds.

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  • Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd Home

    Restoration methods at the coal mine sites developed in conjunction with Land Care New Zealand have set the benchmarks for the West Coast mining industry. Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd operate a number of coal distribution centres from within the West Coast and the wider South Island.

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  • Pike River Mine disaster Wikipedia

    The Pike River Mine disaster was a coal mining accident that began on 19 November 2010 in the Pike River Mine, 46 km (29 mi) northeast of Greymouth, in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island following a methane explosion at approximately 3:44 pm (NZDT, UTC+13.The accident resulted in the deaths of 29 miners whose remains have never been recovered.

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  • South Island Gold Coal and Mining Tours New Zealand

    South Island Gold, Coal and Mining Tours Directory, New Zealand. Step back in time to visit sites where the early miners toiled in search of the elusive gold in South Island. Or visit modern gold or coal mining sites and see first hand how gold mining or coal mining is done today. Experience for yourself the thrill of finding gold amongst virgin soil where valuable nuggets are still to be

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  • Prospecting For Gold

    The New Zealand Government has made available to the public 16 areas in the South Island where no license is required to prospect for gold. As most gold ore mining falls outside of these areas, and the tools of gold ore mining required are generally motorized, a prospecting license will be required.

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  • New Zealand Coal & Carbon

    Our mining operations are based on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Having conducted business since 1982 we have extensive history and experience in both exploration and mining. ROA Mining Company Ltd operates our ROA Mine renowned for its premium hard coking coal.

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  • Cornerstone Mineral Corporation Mining, New Zealand

    Cornerstone already holds access to 2087 hectares of prime silica material at Pebbly Hills in the South Island of New Zealand. It is intended to secure adjacent areas which will comprise of a truly world class deposit with a life measure in ten decades.

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  • Prospecting and Mining for Gold in New Zealand

    Jul 15, 2019· This is another important open pit gold mine in New Zealand. The mine is located about 7km southeast of the historical gold mining town of Reefton on the west coast of the south island of New Zealand. The operation at the mine started in 2007 and is run by OceanaGold in conjunction with the New Zealand Department of Conservation.

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  • 'Shameless profit' Māori Party co-leader wants seabed

    In April 2017, mining company Trans-Tasman Resources applied for consent to dig up 50 million tonnes of iron-rich sand each year for 35 years off the South Taranaki Coast.

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  • Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd Home

    Restoration methods at the coal mine sites developed in conjunction with Land Care New Zealand have set the benchmarks for the West Coast mining industry. Birchfield Coal Mines Ltd operate a number of coal distribution centres from within the West Coast and the wider South Island.

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  • The minerals sector in New Zealand New Zealand Mining

    In the South Island there are deposits in Nelson and Southland where the resources remain largely untested. Extensive iron sand resources remain along 800 kilometres of New Zealand’s west coast. In the South Island, the largest ilmenite-rich deposits are at Barrytown near Westport. The black sands contain 5-15 per cent ilmenite.

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  • Gold Panning at Goldfields Mining Centre

    Gold Panning at Goldfields Mining Centre “Where the Past & Present Meet” A Fascinating Insight into New Zealand’s Early History. IT was the lure of GOLD that brought the first settlers into Central Otago and paved the way for today’s tourist towns of Queenstown and Wanaka.

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  • NZ Gold Mining History

    Gold mining history in New Zealand was almost over as soon as it began Commercial interests in Auckland offered a £500 prize for anyone who could find payable quantities of gold anywhere nearby in the 1850s, at a time when some New Zealand settlers

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  • Coal Mining NZHistory, New Zealand history online

    It was one of New Zealand’s most violent and disruptive industrial confrontations. Read the full article. Page 6 The 1913 strike in the South Island. Although the 1913 strike had its biggest impact on Auckland and Wellington, the South Island's cities and mining towns were also affected. 1947 Greymouth beer boycott

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  • Coal and coal mining Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

    New Zealand has very little anthracite. the amount of minerals in the coal, such as clay, quartz and sulfur. Coal deposits. Most coal is in the South Island’s West Coast, Otago and Southland. In the North Island, there are coalfields in Northland, Waikato and Taranaki. Mining. Europeans began mining coal in New Zealand in the 1840s.

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  • South Island town proves difficult to find for NZ Post 1

    South Island town proves difficult to find for NZ Post. with a rich mining history and as the first place in New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere to have a public supply of electricity

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  • Home Federation Mining

    Federation Mining will pursue opportunities where it is able to apply its skill set and experience in the sustainable and responsible development of mining projects across a range of regions. Its key project is the Blackwater Gold Project on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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