Story: Gold and gold mining

Gold-bearing quartz

Gold-bearing quartz

This piece of the white mineral quartz comes from Coromandel Peninsula. It is typical of the ore that is crushed and chemically treated to recover gold and silver. Individual gold and silver grains are not usually visible to the naked eye.

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Private collection
Photograph by Simon Nathan

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Where you find it', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8596/gold-bearing-quartz (accessed 18 November 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006