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You can fossick for gold in specific areas in the South Island only. There are 19 areas in the South Island that have been set aside for gold fossicking and gold panning in Nelson-Marlborough, the West Coast and South and Central Otago. These areas are open for recreational gold fossicking without the need for a permit

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  • Gold fossicking - Department of Conservation

    Gold fossicking - Department of Conservation

    Find out about recreational gold fossicking (including gold panning) in New Zealand. Gold fossicking is the activity of collecting gold by a stream or river using pans, shovels, and sluice boxes. You can do this in designated public gold fossicking areas. There is a low concentration of alluvial gold (found in soil usually around rivers and streams) within all the gold fossicking

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  • Mine For Gold

    Mine For Gold

    Gold is mined in a variety of ways depending on how it occurs. The most common gold mined in New Zealand by prospectors is Alluvial Gold or River Gold. In its alluvial state gold is found as a pure mineral rolling around at the bottom of streams and rivers (or where streams and rivers have previously been)

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  • NZ Gold Mining History

    NZ Gold Mining History

    Gold mining history in New Zealand was almost over as soon as it began Commercial interests in Auckland offered a 500 prize for anyone who could find payable quantities of gold anywhere nearby in the 1850s, at a time when some New Zealand settlers were leaving for the California and Australian gold rushes

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  • Looking for gold in gold fossicking areas - New Zealand

    Looking for gold in gold fossicking areas - New Zealand

    You can fossick for gold in specific areas in the South Island only. There are 19 areas in the South Island that have been set aside for gold fossicking and gold panning in Nelson-Marlborough, the West Coast and South and Central Otago. These areas are open for recreational gold fossicking without the need for a permit

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  • Gold Ore Mining in New Zealand - Industry Data, Trends

    Gold Ore Mining in New Zealand - Industry Data, Trends

    Gold Ore Mining in New Zealand industry outlook (2020-2025) poll Average industry growth 2020-2025: x.x lock Purchase this report or a membership to unlock the average company profit margin for this industry

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  • Where is the GOLD?? | Gold Panning NZ

    Where is the GOLD?? | Gold Panning NZ

    Yes you can just grab your GOLD pan and shovel head to the nearest fossicking site and start panning it’s that easy! Below is a list of all of the available public fossicking sites: Nelson-Marlborough and the West Coast: -Aorere river (2 sites) Collingwood Golden Bay. -Lyell creek 35 km west of Murchison. -New creek 5 km northwest of Rotoroa

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  • Paydirt Home - New Zealand Gold Prospecting & Fossicking

    Paydirt Home - New Zealand Gold Prospecting & Fossicking

    New Zealand Gold Prospecting & Fossicking. Information, maps and active community for people prospecting & fossicking for gold in New Zealand. Community. The forum for a large friendly community of people interested in gold fossicking, prospecting and metal detecting

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  • Public Gold Fossicking Areas - New Zealand Gold

    Public Gold Fossicking Areas - New Zealand Gold

    Alluvial gold is present within all these gold fossicking areas, although the concentrations are often low. All these areas are suitable for gold panning and sluice boxing, mining being restricted to hand-held non-motorised methods within the active

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  • Prospecting and Mining for Gold in New Zealand

    Prospecting and Mining for Gold in New Zealand

    Feb 17, 2016 Feb 17, 2016 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

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  • GOLD MINING INDUSTRY Otago Daily Times, Issue 22552

    GOLD MINING INDUSTRY Otago Daily Times, Issue 22552

    GOLD MINING INDUSTRY TOUR OF ENGLISH ENGINEERS IMPRESSED BY POSSIBILITIES (Per United Press Association) AUCKLAND, April 20. There are opportunities for goldmining enterprises in New Zealand if they are soundly conducted, said Mr G. H. Hutton, one of four consulting engineers who have been on a tour of inspection in New Zealand on behalf of

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  • Prospecting For Gold

    Prospecting For Gold

    The New Zealand Government has made available to the public 16 areas in the South Island where no license is required to prospect for gold. As most gold ore mining falls outside of these areas, and the tools of gold ore mining required are generally motorized, a prospecting license will be required. Alluvial Gold Prospecting

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  • Mining - gold: New Zealand historic heritage conservation

    Mining - gold: New Zealand historic heritage conservation

    This theme brings together a group of gold mining sites that began with the small Coromandel rush of 1852, followed by another small rush in 1857 at Aorere in Golden Bay. 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

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  • Guides - New Zealand, S Island - Gold Mining - Dave's

    Guides - New Zealand, S Island - Gold Mining - Dave's

    Gold Prospecting is easy to do on the South Island, mostly in part because a large number of gold mines are scattered throughout the island. New Zealand’s gold rush, in the mid to late 1800’s was after the big rush in California. So called Fossicking, IE, gold panning is allowed in many areas – with special “fossicking” sites

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  • Gold | New Zealand Geographic

    Gold | New Zealand Geographic

    With some 6.7 million oz of proven resources, Oceana’s future in New Zealand looks distinctly golden. Indeed, with a steep rise in the gold price, New Zealand may be about to enter a new era of gold-mining. The past two decades have seen a

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