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Gold fossicking - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

20 行  Gold mining normally requires a permit from NZPM, however 19 areas in historic South Island gold mining regions have been set aside – in Nelson-Marlborough, the West Coast and South and Central Otago - where you can freely enjoy recreational gold mining without the need for a permit. Alluvial gold (found in soil and sediments, usually around ...

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Alluvial Gold Mining - A Modern Day Gold Rush on the West ...

The west coast of New Zealand's south island is host to a large number of placer goldfields that stretch from the Westport area in the north to Gillespies Beach in the south and inland to the foothills of the Southern Alps. This area is host to a large number of alluvial, glacial and strand line deposits ageing in range from Recent to Tertiary. In recent years exploration models have been ...

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Public Gold Fossicking Areas - New Zealand Gold ...

Alluvial gold is present within all these gold fossicking areas, although the concentrations are often low. All these areas are suitable for gold panning and sluice boxing, mining being restricted to hand-held non-motorised methods within the active stream bed. Nelson-Marlborough and the West Coast

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Archives New Zealand Goldmining in the coromandel

Goldmining in the Coromandel Alluvial gold was first discovered in the Coromandel in the 1850s, and the area was declared a goldfield in 1862 following the discovery of gold-bearing quartz. The Warden's Offices were responsible for the local management of gold mining.

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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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Ministry shuts down West Coast gold mining exploration ...

2021-7-12  The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has shut down a West Coast gold mining exploration venture that was injecting $500,000 a year into the local economy. Farmland owner Peter Morrison has invested about $2 million in 2020 looking for gold

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Ministry shuts down West Coast gold mining venture Star

2021-7-13  The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has shut down a West Coast gold mining exploration venture that was injecting $500,000 a year into the local economy. According to Peter Morrison, who owns farms in Canterbury and on the West Coast, the venture had the potential to create 12 well-paid jobs.

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Guidance Tier Two Alluvial Gold Permit

2017-6-20  of Tier 2 alluvial gold permit applications This guideline explains how to apply for a Tier 2 alluvial gold exploration or mining permit1, and how New Zealand Petroleum Minerals (“NZPM”) makes an initial assessment of applications (including change applications).

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West Coast – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

2021-6-13  And rushes that resulted in no gold were duffer’s rushes (on the West Coast there are numerous Duffers Creeks). Quartz reefs of Reefton. 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.

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Mining - gold: New Zealand historic heritage conservation

2021-8-6  The principal New Zealand goldfields were Coromandel, Nelson/Marlborough, Central Otago and West Coast. The two main types of gold mine were: 'hard rock' quartz mines, and; alluvial mining which included panning and cradling, sluicing and dredging.

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Mine For Gold

A lot of gold ends up in the sea and on the West Coast of New Zealand many black sand beaches are gold rich. The difficulty with mining the black sand beaches in the past has been separating the gold out as black sand is very heavy and the fine gold is often lost using traditional separation methods trying to refine the gold.

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Archives New Zealand Goldmining in the coromandel

Goldmining in the Coromandel. Alluvial gold was first discovered in the Coromandel in the 1850s, and the area was declared a goldfield in 1862 following the discovery of gold-bearing quartz. The Warden's Offices were responsible for the local management of gold mining. Their responsibilities included the resolution of disputes, allocation of ...

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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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NZ Gold Mining History

2021-8-2  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 ...

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West Coast, NZ Mineral projects Kenex

The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island has had an extensive and colourful association with the minerals industry for more than a century. The site of one of Australasia’s largest gold rushes, the West Coast has long been a region of high prospectivity for precious metals, namely gold, high quality coking coal and greenstone (nephrite ...

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Where you find it – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

2021-7-3  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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Vaughn Sopp - Alluvial Gold Mining Consultant ...

Alluvial gold mining - Systems design/operation and exploration. Tourism and hospitality:Luxury accommodation. Property development.. ... Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand

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NZ's Barrytown polymetallic alluvial ... - mining-journal

2019-9-11  NZ's Barrytown polymetallic alluvial project gets a technical tick. Oldtimers tried to make money out of the alluvial gold at Barrytown in New Zealand, as did a series of big mining companies when ...

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Mine For Gold

A lot of gold ends up in the sea and on the West Coast of New Zealand many black sand beaches are gold rich. The difficulty with mining the black sand beaches in the past has been separating the gold out as black sand is very heavy and the fine gold is often lost using traditional separation methods trying to refine the gold.

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West Coast Mining

In the 1860s gold was discovered throughout the southern half of the region, with alluvial deposits found from the Grey River and south down to Gillespie’s Beach in glacier country. Later discoveries led to mining further north in the Grey and Buller Districts. The 1860s also mark the beginnings of West Coast coal mining.

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Mining in the Grey Valley. Sluicing for alluvial gold ...

2020-12-15  West Coast New Zealand History (26th Dec 2018). Mining in the Grey Valley. Sluicing for alluvial gold. 1900..In Website West Coast New Zealand History.

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Topic Explorer - Mining in New Zealand Services to Schools

2010-11-19  Brunner was the site of New Zealand's worst mining disaster. The well-known West coast black sand beaches are New Zealand's greatest known reserves of ironsand. In their quest for gold, miners often lived in remote, inhospitable places. Many worked hard for

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NAE Mining - NAE Mining - New Age Exploration Limited

New Age Exploration (ASX:NAE) is an Australian based globally diversified minerals and metals exploration and development company focused on gold projects. The Company’s key activities are advancing its gold exploration projects in the highly competitive Pilbara district of Western Australia and in Otago, New Zealand.

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Bell Hill Mine, Greymouth, Grey District, West Coast ...

Bell Hill Mine, Greymouth, Grey District, West Coast Region, New Zealand : Hydraulic gold mining was conducted here from 1896 into the very early 20th Century, and again from 1931 to 1935. The first company was the Bell Hill Gold Mining Company, the second in the 1930's ...

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alluvial gold mining machines new zealand - MC World

Wed Alluvial Gold Mining Machines New Zealand. Petroleum mining occurs mostly onshore and offshore in Taranaki, including exploration within New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Coal mining is concentrated in Waikato, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and Southland. Alluvial gold mining is most common in the central West Coast but is also ...

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Public prospecting in the North Island - New Zealand Gold ...

2015-6-12  New Zealand Gold Prospecting Metal Detecting Forums Archive ... Alas the vast majority of gold is in the south island, west coast and the otago region. mwyatt Posted : Monday, 18 January 2016 11:51:15 PM(UTC) ... I know there is not much alluvial gold there (very fine gold). But at least for prospector's living in the North Island, they can ...

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Quantification and Prediction of Bulk Gold Fineness at ...

2017-11-19  from the observations, are relevant to geometallurgical studies of placer gold exploration projects and mining operations in general. 2. General Setting The mine from which the bulk Au data for doré bars were obtained is located in southern New Zealand, on the southwestern side of the Otago Schist goldfield (Figures1a–c and2a) [23].

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West Coast man finds 177-gram gold nugget valued at up to ...

2019-6-7  West Coast man finds 177-gram gold nugget valued at up to $25k. 6:00 pm on 7 June 2019. 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. The gold

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