Story: Gold and gold mining

Macetown, 1982 (2nd of 2)

Macetown, 1982

The only traces left of Macetown are the road leading there and the trees planted by the miners and their families. Scattered throughout the West Coast, Otago and Coromandel Peninsula are ghost towns like this one, where abandoned mining equipment slowly rusts away.

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Otago', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8610/macetown-1982 (accessed 19 November 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006