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Macrae’s gold mine

The massive Macrae’s gold mine in Otago covers many hectares of land and includes several giant pits, plus roading, machinery, buildings and other infrastructure. This is all ‘physical capital’ – often the biggest capital component of a primary sector industry.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 26 December 2004, p. 27
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Ganesh Nana, 'Industrial sectors - Primary sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2020)

Story by Ganesh Nana, published 11 Mar 2010