Story: Gold and gold mining

Northburn tailings

Northburn tailings

These distinctive scars are at Northburn on the shores of Lake Dunstan, Central Otago. The gravel terraces have been sluiced away and large boulders have been stacked in rows along waste-water channels to produce this fern-like pattern. Vineyards have been established nearby (upper right).

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Dredging', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006