Story: Gold and gold mining

Golden pyramid

Golden pyramid

The gold bullion (a mix of gold and silver) bars in this pile are copies of the real bullion bars sold to the Bank of New Zealand by the Hauraki Gold Mining Company on Coromandel Peninsula. The bars represent close to two years’ production (1895 and 1896). In 2005 they represented about $29 million.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-044985; F

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Coromandel Peninsula', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8599/golden-pyramid (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006