Story: Mining and underground resources

Restored mine land

Restored mine land

Weaver’s opencast coal mine, in the Waikato, closed in 1993. The opencast pit was allowed to fill with water, forming a small lake, and the surrounding area has been smoothed out and planted in grass and shrubs to form a recreation area.

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Simon Nathan, 'Mining and underground resources - The mining industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006