Story: Gold and gold mining

Golden Cross mine, 2001 (2nd of 2)

Golden Cross mine, 2001

This is the Golden Cross mine three years after mining ceased and following restoration of the landscape. Modern mining operations are tightly regulated, and restoration is a requirement of mining licences. Companies must pay bonds when mining begins to ensure that restoration is carried out whether the mine proves to be successful or not.

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Recent mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006