Story: Gold and gold mining

Weighing silver

Weighing silver

Ingots of pure silver are being weighed at Martha mine, Waihī, on Coromandel Peninsula. The date of the photograph is unknown. All silver produced in New Zealand has come from this part of the North Island, where gold and silver occur together in hard rock.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Chappell Collection
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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Where you find it', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006