Gold and gold mining – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Mining today. Gold helped make New Zealand''s economy successful because it attracted people, investments and shipping. Because the price of gold was fixed, gold mining declined in the mid-20th century, but revived in the 1980s when the price was allowed to float. Today, gold still earns the country millions of dollars each year.
Gold | New Zealand Geographic
The last Central Otago gold escort as it changed horses in Roxburgh, before it headed for Dunedin. I meet Stuart at the mine''s timbered portal which is overhung by native bush and ferns. Walking past, you could miss it altogether and it gives no hint of the rabbit warren of tunnels that extend kilometres into the hard rock of the mountain behind.
How the miners were affected
Times of hard work and tough living were assuaged in binges of hard drinking. Big pays or lucky strikes were blown away in shouts. ... These living conditions draw attention to the key idea of racism seen during the Otago Gold Rush. Despite the active early Otago Provincial Government encouragement of the Chinese diggers, the majority of the ...
II. The Otago Gold Rush
The Central Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s was New Zealand''s biggest gold strike and led to a rapid influx of foreign miners - many from the goldfieds of California and Australia. The rush gave great impetus to the expansion of Dunedin which tripled in size in three years to become New Zealand''s richest and largest city with disastrous sanitation, burgeoning crime, fine architecture, the first ...
Prospecting and Mining for Gold in New Zealand ...
· Macraes Gold Mines. This Open pit gold mine is the largest gold mine in New Zealand. The Mine is located in the Otago region about 100 km north of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand. The mine is estimated to have produced about four million ounce of gold since 1990 when it was commissioned. The mine is owned and operated by the OceanaGold.
Carolina Gold Rush
The Carolina Gold Rush, the first gold rush in the United States, followed the discovery of a large gold nugget in North Carolina in 1799, by a 12-year-old boy named Conrad Reed.He spotted the nugget while playing in Meadow Creek on his family''s farm in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.: 11 Conrad took the 17 pounds (7.7 kg) gold nugget home to show his father.
Otago Fencing • Dunedin • Otago •
Rivers of gold Historically in Otago the majority of recovered gold was alluvial – less than 10% came from hard rock. Otago''s gold is linked to its schist rocks. Otago Fencing PO Box 85 Mosgiel 9053 Dunedin Otago
What led to the discovery of gold in Otago?
One of the key causes of the discovery of gold in Otago was the fact that th e Otago provincial government had offered a £1000 reward for the discovery of ''payable quantities'' of gold. A Tasmanian, Gabriel Read, claimed the reward (Equivalent to more than $100,000 in 2013) after finding gold ''shining like the stars in Orion on a dark, frosty night'' near the Tuapeka River, a tributary ...
Waitahuna Gully, Waitahuna, Clutha District, Otago Region ...
Alluvial gold. Waitahuna Gully is 3 kilometres south-east of Waitahuna. Gold was discovered here by Gabriel Read. After discovering gold at what would become Gabriels Gully in 1861, the first major gold field discovery in Otago, the government employed him as a prospector for a few months.
Alluvial gold mining in Otago, Gold in Otago, Department ...
The gold wires enclosed lumps of schist and clay from the soil as they grew. Alluvial mining is technically simpler than hard-rock mining, so alluvial mining dominated Otago''s gold mining history. Alluvial gold occurs as loose particles in the gravel, and is therefore easy to separate because of the high density of the gold.
· A spirited fightback was not quite enough, although it made for a thrilling finish. The Otago Gold Rush fell short as the Waikato Wizards emerged a 53-48 victor in yesterday''s Women''s Basketball Championship grand final rematch at the Edgar Centre. A Krystal Leger-Walker (17 points) three-pointer left the Gold Rush...
Then came the big Otago rush of 1861 and ended when Waiuta closed in 1953. The principal New Zealand goldfields were Coromandel, Nelson/Marlborough, Central Otago and West Coast. The two main types of gold mine were: ''hard rock'' quartz mines, and; alluvial mining which included panning and cradling, sluicing and dredging.
The exact date that humans first began to mine gold is unknown, but some of the oldest known gold artifacts were found in the Varna Necropolis in Bulgaria.The graves of the necropolis were built between 4700 and 4200 BC, indicating that gold mining could be at least 7000 years old. A group of German and Georgian archaeologists claims the Sakdrisi site in southern Georgia, dating to the 3rd or ...
Heritage in the South
In 1985, when gold prices were at an all time high, this amount would have been worth $160 million!!! Gold production ceased around 1930. Its discovery had established Lawrence, Dunedin, Otago and indirectly the whole of New Zealand. ROXBURGH During the gold rush era Roxburgh had 20 gold dredges working the Clutha river nearby.
Characterisation of gold mineralisation and geophysical ...
Orientation of hard rock gold deposits is closely linked to the prominent joints in host schist surrounding the deposits. Mineralised lodes formed along -1 m wide normal fault zones. They are discontinuous but can be traced for up to - l 50m, with variable thickness along strike.
A New Gold Rush after a 150 years at Otago is a modern-day ...
· Gold is still mined by Oceana Gold in commercial quantities in Otago at one site – Macraes Mine inland from Palmerston, which started operations in 1990. Macraes Mine, an opencast hard …
Ruby''s Gold Cherry Wine
With approximately one kilogram of flavoursome fruit in each bottle, Ruby''s Gold brings the orchards of Central Otago to life in the glass and at the table. Partners well with hard cheeses, marinate fresh cherries in it and serve over icecream or enjoy a glass by itself at the start or end of the evening. Best served lightly chilled.
Search the List | Otago Pioneer Quartz Mine Complex ...
The Otago Pioneer Quartz Mine Complex has special significance as it reflects the earliest development of hard rock quartz mining in Otago, and is contemporary with the first quartz mine in the Coromandel. OPQ represents an unbroken sequence of about fifty years of quartz mining.
Project Gold brochure
The new gold Golden köwhai could once again flourish in Otago. Project Gold is the first step in re-establishing native forest and attracting tüï and bellbird/korimako. When the gold ran out Native forest once covered Otago and köwhai made up a large part of that woodland. Humans came along and cut down and burned trees to make way for ...
Window on a harsh existence | Otago Daily Times Online News
· A hard worker could earn about six times as much from goldmining in a year than from labouring in China, and save about two-thirds to take home. The majority were young, poorly educated men or boys. However, one in seven gold-seekers died in New Zealand leaving families back home in mourning and with no means of support.
· Magic beats Kavanagh to finish top qualifier. A seventh consecutive win has taken the South Pac Magic to a top-of-the-table finish. It beat Andy Bay Kavanagh 49-40 on Tuesday night as it closed out the women''s club regular season. It was helped along by a short-handed Ajax finishing one win behind - on seven wins - after...
Economies of Scale (gold in Otago), Gold in Otago ...
The economics of hard rock gold mining in Otago have always been marginal, and many of the companies formed last century went bankrupt. An interesting economic question then arises: would it not be better to leave the gold in the ground for when technology and gold …
A gold rush or gold fever is a discovery of gold—sometimes accompanied by other precious metals and rare-earth minerals—that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune. Major gold rushes took place in the 19th century in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, and the United States, while smaller gold rushes took place elsewhere.
Hard-rock gold mining in Otago, Gold in Otago, Department ...
The gold content of quartz veins was 10-50 grams per tonne of ore. Mining hard-rock gold requires considerabley more technological input than alluvial gold. Historically, hard-rock mining was a minor part of the gold mining industry in Otago because it is …
Central Otago Gold Story | Central Otago
The Central Otago Gold Story. Adventurers, Prospectors, Pioneers - The Gold seekers ventured into an untamed land of desolate mountains, swift rivers and an unforgiving climate. Over the next hundred years, their changing fortunes transformed Central Otago as towns took root, business boomed and sometimes bust, and the landscape was reshaped as ...
Central Otago Gold Story
While getting to Tuapeka had proven hard, the journey to Dunstan was even more arduous, leading the diggers even further into the Otago''s inhospitable hinterland. Those lucky enough to own a horse could gallop from Dunedin to the diggings in a couple of days flat, but most trudged to the goldfields on foot with up to 40kg of swag on their backs.
Glass Earth Gold Makes New Gold Discovery at Garibaldi ...
· This new discovery is a turning point in GEL''s hard rock gold exploration in Central Otago and attests to the science driven exploration program focused on discovery of gold deposits similar to OceanaGold''s 7.2 million ounce Macraes gold deposit in the metaphorphic terrain of Central Otago".
New Zealand''s Chinese gold-mining heritage: (re) telling ...
available source of labour to expand the population and rework the Otago goldfield after European miners left for the richer West Coast goldfields. The Chinese were chosen because they were thought to be hardworking, law-abiding and they preferred to return home eventually. By 1869 the Chinese gold seekers were coming directly from China as well.
Lammerlaw Gold Exploration Project
The regional geology is dominated by the Otago Schist belt, a high-grade metamorphic schist, which has a long history of both hard rock and alluvial gold mining. The Otago Schist is divided into structural blocks or zones of increasing metamorphic grade known as; Sub-Greenschist Facies, Lower Greenschist Facies, Upper Greenschist Facies and ...
10 Gold Rushes You Should Know About | RealClearHistory
· While gold was discovered in 1896, the Klondike was so hard to reach (the Canadian government required each potential miner to travel with a year''s worth of supplies before embarking on the journey) that the gold rush didn''t really get going until 1898. ... Otago Gold Rush (1861-64), Otago Hills, New Zealand.
(PDF) The Gold Mineralised Garibaldi Vein System: An ...
Keywords: Glass Earth Gold Limited, Otago Schist, hydrothermal gold, alluvial gold, mafic schist, litho- stratigraphy, epithermal, epizonal, mseothermal Introduction The Garibaldi hard-rock gold deposit is located in the upper Omnibus Stream of the North Rough Ridge area, Central Otago, approximately 3 kilometres to the northeast of the ...
Behind the scenes on the Otago goldfields cavalcade
Small rural areas find it hard to attract tourists and business, but a dedicated group in Otago have turned the old New Zealand goldfields into the high country horse …
Rich Otago Gold Rush History: Criffel Range Diggings
This water simulated the effect of rain that had washed the gold out of the schist rock and down into the valleys off Otago. The water was used to "wash" the gold out of the "pay dirt" they dug out of the rocky ground. Water is easy to find in a valley. It''s hard to come by on top of a high dry Otago …
Gold and gold mining
Historically in Otago the majority of recovered gold was alluvial – less than 10% came from hard rock. Otago''s gold is linked to its schist rocks. Over the past 100,000 years glaciers ground away at the rocks, which were threaded with quartz veins containing gold, and rivers washed and sorted the gravels.
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