New Zealand Learning Adventures

Gold Mining

This Zone began yielding its large gold reserves from the 1860s. 

The rush transformed this land and the economy of the country.  

Keep the Gold you find

By understanding the properties of gold we are able to understand how large alluvial mining operations work.   Panning for our own gold begins the process. It also helps us understand addicting power that drove the industry. Guides explain the history and geology of this valuable element. Interested guests learn more about the properties and different extraction methods used in the older days.

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