Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Alluvial gold

Alluvial gold

These gold nuggets have been mined from river gravels in Otago. The gold has been beaten by boulders in flood waters, then folded back over countless times to give these flattened shapes. Dark impurities visible in the larger nuggets are black mineral sands (possibly magnetite) and the lighter impurities are quartz grains.

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Private collection
Photograph by Frazer Perry

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Where you find it', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8597/alluvial-gold (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006