Kōrero: Waikato region

Opencast coal mining

Opencast coal mining

An excavator loads overburden (soil and rock) onto a truck at the Rotowaro opencast mine west of Huntly. Overburden above the coal seam has to be removed before the coal itself can be mined. Opencast mining began in Waikato during the Second World War.

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Solid Energy New Zealand
Photograph by Alan Titchall

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Energy and forestry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27146/opencast-coal-mining (accessed 6 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015