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Otago Mining Records (1861 - 1866) West Coast Mining Records (1865 - 1871) ... 20 men to pool their resources, or formed a company to raise finance. Shares in the Gold Mining Companies were traded on the streets of Thames from 1868 onwards. A tour of an abandoned mine at Coromandel.

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The Otago Gold Rush in Southern New Zealand ...

Gold discovery in Otago in 1861 marked the beginning of an era of unprecedented economic growth in New Zealand. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the area in search of gold. While some struck riches others gave up their dreams and left. This is the story of the Otago gold rush, its impact on the country's […]

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Historic Gold Mining Trail, Queenstown To Cromwell ...

Historic Gold Mining Trail, Queenstown To Cromwell. Jun 26, 2018. First discovered in 1850, it was gold that lured the original settlers to the Queenstown – Central Otago region. Many of the regions towns and roads were forged upon the back of the then lucrative gold mining industry. Exactly how much gold was extracted from Central Otago ...

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Central Otago Gold Story | Central Otago

As gold mining became more mechanical, the diggers deserted Otago in their thousands. Alarmed by flagging revenues, Dunedin's Chamber of Commerce invited Chinese miners to give the old diggings another going over. Arriving via the Victoria goldfields in a trickle from 1865, the Chinese numbered more than 2000 by 1870.

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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 …

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Heritage | Central Otago

Explore Central Otago's gold mining heritage sites and experiences at your own pace – rushing for gold, or anything else for that matter, is so 1861. Heritage Sites Explore some of Central Otago's most prominent heritage sites at Bendigo Historic Reserve, Bannockburn Sluicings or Cromwell's Heritage Precinct. Explore ...

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How the miners were affected - Otago gold rush (1861-1864)

These living conditions draw attention to the key idea of racism seen during the Otago Gold Rush. Despite the active early Otago Provincial Government encouragement of the Chinese diggers, the majority of the mining communities did not always accept them. …

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Goldfields Mining Centre (Cromwell) - 2021 All You Need to ...

We took our boys(9&10yrs old) to do the gold mining tour with Piers and really enjoyed his informative talk on history of gold mining in Otago region and demos of the equipment used to find the gold. Our jet boat ride was also entertaining and 10 min longer than the shot over jet.

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Mining - gold: New Zealand historic heritage conservation

This theme brings together a group of gold mining sites that began with the small Coromandel rush of 1852, followed by another small rush in 1857 at Aorere in Golden Bay. Then came the big Otago rush of 1861 and ended when Waiuta closed in 1953. The principal New Zealand goldfields were Coromandel, Nelson/Marlborough, Central Otago and West Coast.

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Hard-rock gold mining in Otago, Gold in Otago, …

The gold content of quartz veins was 10-50 grams per tonne of ore. Mining hard-rock gold requires considerabley more technological input than alluvial gold. Historically, hard-rock mining was a minor part of the gold mining industry in Otago because it is a …

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Search the List | Miner's Rock Shelter | Heritage New Zealand

After the end of gold mining days, rock shelters and stone huts were abandoned as elderly miners died or left Central Otago in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During the 1930s depression, many unemployed moved back to rework the old gold diggings looking for a meagre income, re-occupying these old shelters.

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New Zealand Gold Mining High Resolution Stock Photography ...

Main street of Arrowtown . an historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. Clutha river and the old and new Alexandra Bridge in Alexandra. Alexandra is a historic gold mining town in Central Otago, New Zealand. Tourists panning for gold, The ...

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Otago Gold Rush - Wikipedia

The Otago Gold Rush (often called the Central Otago Gold Rush) was a gold rush that occurred during the 1860s in Central Otago, New Zealand.This was the country's biggest gold strike, and led to a rapid influx of foreign miners to the area - many of them veterans of other hunts for the precious metal in California and Victoria, Australia.. The rush started at Gabriel's Gully but spread ...

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History of gold, Hauraki goldfield, New Zealand

Gold production increased from less than 10,000 ounces (311 kg) in 1983 to 390,000 ounces (12 tonnes) in 1995, an output last achieved 80 years ago. CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS IN GOLD MINING 1852 Charles Ring discovers gold at Coromandel . 1856 Gold rush to Collingwood-Takaka . 1861 Gabriel Read discovers gold in Otago, followed by a gold rush

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Gold Panning Experiences in Queenstown, NZ | Official Website

Queenstown and the Central Otago region have a rich gold mining history, get yourself a pan and see if you can strike gold! Explore the old farm homesteads and historic gold mining villages for a peek into early settler life. To complement your gold panning …

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Central Otago Gold Story

As the easily won gold from the riverbanks started to run out, the prospectors moved up to the terraces and gullies where high-pressure water cannons were used to pound rock faces into washable gravel. Called hydraulic sluicing, this mining method changed many Otago places beyond recognition.

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New Zealand. GOLD MINING IN 1861 AND A MODERN GOLD …

Apr 28, 2016 - New Zealand. GOLD MINING IN 1861 AND A MODERN GOLD DREDGE. Scott 240 A91, Issued 1940 Jan 2, Wmk 253, Perf. 13 1/2 x 13, 9d. /ldb.

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Nevis Valley, Central Otago District, Otago Region, New ...

Nevis Valley, Central Otago District, Otago Region, New Zealand : Gold, coal and shale oil. More information is needed on the origins of the uncommon species anapaite, listed against Nevis Valley. The Nevis Valley is an approximately 50 kilometre long ...

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HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND - The Gold Rushes

Gold mining continued in Otago, Reefton and Waihi but the gold rush was over. 18. • Firewood was scarce on the goldfields. Some miners had to walk 20 km to get enough wood to boil the billy. • Often on winter mornings, the miners' boots were frozen solid. • Sometimes hungry miners stole sheep from the large unguarded flocks.

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Gold mining in The Coromandel | New Zealand

Coromandel Town Coromandel Town continued to benefit from miners early interest and by its peak was a bustling town with 12,000 residents and 19 hotels. In 1898, The School of Mines was built to teach all aspects of mining and mines engineering. In 1900, the Coromandel Gold Stamper was commissioned by the New Zealand Government and opened. It's purpose was to process gold ore from over 65 ...

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How Chinese gold miners helped build New Zealand and how ...

A group of Chinese miners after church service near Arrowtown, a historic gold mining town in the Otago region of New Zealand. Photo: Museum Queenstown. The economics of migration made sense. In ...

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Where was most gold found in NZ? – AnswersToAll

In New Zealand, Otago and West Coast gold is purer (93–98% gold, with 2–7% silver or silver plus mercury), while on the Coromandel Peninsula it occurs as the gold–silver alloy electrum (typically 65% gold and 35% silver in the Martha mine at Waihī) along with separate sulfide minerals.

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NZ Gold Mining History - Mine For Gold

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 Peninsula in the 1980s and 1990s. (teara.govt.nz) New Zealand Gold Mining History Overview

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First major gold rush in Otago | NZHistory, New Zealand ...

The discovery was a major economic boost to both Otago province and the wider New Zealand economy. But there were fears that criminal elements seeking potentially rich pickings would also flock to the goldfields. The Otago gold rush peaked in the mid …

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New Zealand's Chinese gold-mining heritage: (re) telling ...

located on the West Coast. It is a replica of old gold mining town. It has a small Chinatown, which includes 4 buildings and a vegetable garden. This is the only site on the West Coast that includes Chinese component. Through the request of local Chinese community, the Otago Settler's Museum in Dunedin has a permanent display on the Chinese ...

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Gold Mining Earnscleugh Otago NZ ..Mine closed now? - YouTube

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Mining Jobs in All Otago, Job Vacancies - Oct 2021 | SEEK

Work at New Zealand's largest gold mine, situated in Otago on the South Island; Less than a three-hour drive from the ski slopes of Queenstown; Enjoy a residential …

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Gold | New Zealand Geographic

This is certainly true of industrial gold-mining, though here the scale, complexity and microscopic precision of extraction can be staggering. If my nugget-detecting was a needle-in-the-haystack kind of quest, at Macraes Flat, in coastal Otago, the gold-miners seem to pursue the traces and residues that such needles may have left behind.

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Page 1 of 4 | Items | National Library of New Zealand ...

Date: ca 1870 Ref: PAColl-6524 Description: Two views of gold mining in Otago both showing the railway passing the mine. Photographer unknown. Arrangement: Negatives …

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Prospecting 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. Alluvial Gold Prospecting In the spirit of many a gold rush all you need to get started as a gold miner …

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Following the gold-mining trails in Central Otago | Stuff ...

Mutton Town, Tinkers, Welshtown … the names of old gold-mining towns in Central Otago are reminders of our colourful early history. So are the …

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Alluvial gold mining in Otago, Gold in Otago, Department ...

Alluvial mining is technically simpler than hard-rock mining, so alluvial mining dominated Otago's gold mining history. Alluvial gold occurs as loose particles in the gravel, and is therefore easy to separate because of the high density of the gold. …

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Otago gold mine deep cleaned as contractor self isolates

Areas of the Macraes gold mine in Otago are being deep cleaned, after they were visited by a person connected to the Covid-19 cases in Christchurch. …

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