Story: Gold and gold mining

New Zealand gold production by region

New Zealand gold production by region

The three major goldfields of New Zealand, at Otago, the West Coast and Coromandel Peninsula, have produced about the same amount of gold. Up to 2003 each had produced around 260,000–270,000 kilograms and still had mines in operation.

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Source: Annual production reports, Mines Department (later Ministry of Energy, then Crown Minerals, Ministry of Economic Development)

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Gold and the economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006