Story: Gold and gold mining

Cape Terawhiti

Cape Terawhiti

Cape Terawhiti, on the south coast of Wellington, was the scene of extensive prospecting of quartz veins in greywacke rocks in the 1870s and 1880s. Many tunnels were dug at places such as the Albion Battery at Oterongu Stream, pictured here, but the veins were found to contain very little gold.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN22046/25
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Other goldfields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8618/cape-terawhiti (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006