Hard rock gold mining ceased in the Reefton goldfield in 1951, but in 2007 OceanaGold opened a new opencast pit in the hills east of Reefton, in the area of the old Globe-Progress workings. The pit can be seen on the far right, with the processing works in the centre. Gold-bearing ore is concentrated at this site, and then transported by rail to Otago, where it is treated along with ore from the Macraes mine.
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