Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Crushed quartz

Crushed quartz

These dusty miners, pictured in 1952 at Waihī’s Martha mine, sit around a fully laden ore truck. It was the year the richest New Zealand gold mine closed. Between 1878 and 1952 the Martha mine produced more than twice as much gold as all of New Zealand’s other hard-rock gold mines put together.

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Coromandel Peninsula', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8602/crushed-quartz (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006