Looking for gold in gold fossicking areas

You can fossick for gold in specific areas in the South Island only. 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 …

Thirteen plots of former gold-miner land go up for sale on ...

Thirteen plots of land have gone up for sale in Charleston, formerly used by goldminers in the 1860s. Underworld Adventures founding director Geoff Schurr, who built his business on a number of ...

Waihi Operation

Mining in Waihi has a history that spans three centuries after gold was first discovered in the 1800s. Our Waihi Operation in the North Island of New Zealand is an underground and open pit operation. In early 2019 OceanaGold received consent to develop the Martha Underground. This project extends the life of the Waihi mine […]

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.

Mesothermal gold deposits in schist and greywacke, …

2021-9-18 · Gold occurs with quartz "reefs" or veins in cracks in the rock (mainly schist). Deposits are generally small (10 m scale), localised, irregular, and deposit locations are difficult to predict. Deposits are largely restricted to the South Island, and are scattered …

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New Zealand, South Island – Gold Mining. 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 California. So called Fossicking, IE, gold …

Gold | New Zealand Geographic

2021-9-23 · In New Zealand, gold was first discovered in the 1830s by whalers, convicts and ship deserters living on Beesons Island (now Whanganui Island), near the entrance to Coromandel Harbour, but it was the 1856 finds in Aorere Valley, Golden Bay, that …

Prospecting and Mining for Gold in New Zealand ...

Where is the GOLD?? | Gold Panning NZ

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 were leaving for the California and Australian gold rushes. In September 1852, Charles Ring, a ...

OceanaGold resumes New Zealand operations

2020-4-28 · OceanaGold has also resumed mining at Macraes, New Zealand''s largest gold producing operation. The mine produced 202,990 oz gold in 2018. With the Haile gold mine in South …

Prospecting, exploration and mining: Apply for permits

Prospecting, exploration and mining. Fill in the Access arrangement application form (PDF, 175K) (opens in new window) or (DOCX, 294K) (opens in new window). Check whether you require a concession for any related activity on public conservation land. Email the forms along with the relevant documents requested to [email protected]

Gold Panning Experiences in Queenstown, NZ | Official …

2021-9-19 · Explore the old farm homesteads and historic gold mining villages for a peek into early settler life. To complement your gold panning adventures, there are also numerous heritage walks to be had in and around Queenstown, exploring the unforgettable natural scenery that forms the backbone to this region''s fascinating history.

Charleston | West Coast New Zealand History

2021-8-13 · 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 noted for its extensive …

River of gold: Marlborough mining claim, with ...

2019-1-9 · A licence for a remote gold mining claim located at the tip of the South Island has been listed for sale on Trade Me for a starting price of $75,000. The mining licence comes with a hut and 5km of ...

Getting a Claim

However, to make gold panning a more accessible experience, sixteen areas have been set aside in the South Island where anyone can freely enjoy recreational gold mining without the need for a mining permit. These areas are called gold fossicking areas and have been designated under the …

Where is the GOLD?? | Gold Panning NZ

In the South Island of New Zealand there are 17 public GOLD fossicking sites spread throughout the Island and you don''t even need a GOLD claim or permit to use them. Yes you can just grab your GOLD pan and shovel head to the nearest fossicking site and start panning it''s that easy! Below is a list of all of the available public fossicking ...

Public Gold Fossicking Areas

If you know of any public gold fossicking areas not listed below, please contact me with some details so I can include them below.. Department of Conservation Areas. Areas set aside for recreational gold fossicking that are administered by the Department of Conservation.Some of these areas are equipped with picnic, barbecue and camping facilities and have good public access.

Mine For Gold

Mining For Gold In New Zealand. New Zealand gold mining followed the gold rush fever that swept through California and then Australia. Rumours of gold in New Zealand date back the 1820''s but gold miner Charles Ring is credited with producing the first tangible evidence according to the history books.

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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 corporate offices located in Brisbane, Australia, and Denver, United States of America. We''re committed to the highest standards ...

History of gold, Hauraki goldfield, New Zealand

2018-8-14 · NEW ZEALAND GOLD MINING HISTORY: (2) In the 1830s a group of convicts, ship deserters and whalers who had settled on Beesons Island near the entrance to Coromandel Harbour reported discovering gold, but this and other reports about this time attracted little interest. ... It was the discovery of gold in the South Island that led to a series of ...

Gold fossicking

2021-6-15 · Gold fossicking is the activity of collecting gold by a stream or river using pans, shovels, and sluice boxes. You can do this in designated public gold fossicking areas. There is a low concentration of alluvial gold (found in soil usually around rivers and streams) within all the gold …

Prospecting and Mining for Gold in New Zealand ...

2021-6-15 · Gold fossicking is the activity of collecting gold by a stream or river using pans, shovels, and sluice boxes. You can do this in designated public gold fossicking areas. There is a low concentration of alluvial gold (found in soil usually around rivers and streams) within all the gold …

Fruit trees

This is a general guide for the maturity for each variety based on a specific area in New Zealand. For other districts, see the guides beside the maturity chart. Apple, Peach, Plum and Nectarine dates in the Maturity Charts are based on Hastings. Apricot and Cherry dates in the Maturity Charts are based on Alexandra, Central Otago.

Minerals permit fees, royalties and ERLs

The person (company) liable to pay the levy payable on any coal (including South Island lignite) shall be the person who, at the time the coal was produced, was the owner of the coal mine from which the coal was produced. This levy is payable for all coal produced in New Zealand regardless of whether it is Crown owned or privately owned.