Story: Gold and gold mining

Macetown, 1900 (1st of 2)

Macetown, 1900

Macetown was a small mining settlement in the hills near Arrowtown, where alluvial gold and gold from quartz reefs was mined. This view looks back towards the road that leads through the long, narrow, precipitous gorge of the Arrow River. Once the gold reefs and river gravels were worked out there was no other reason to live there, and all these houses are now gone.

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Otago', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006