Story: West Coast region

Modern gold fossicking

Modern gold fossicking

It is still possible to find gold in many West Coast streams – although it can be cold, wet work. These prospectors are using a small petrol-driven pump and suction hose to try to extract gold from crevices on the stream bed.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Tourism and outdoor recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21158/modern-gold-fossicking (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016