Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Golden Cross mine, 2001 (2 o 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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Photograph by Mark Samson

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Recent mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9493/golden-cross-mine-2001 (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006