Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Golden pyramid

Golden pyramid

The gold bullion (a mix of gold and silver) bars in this pile are copies of the real bullion bars sold to the Bank of New Zealand by the Hauraki Gold Mining Company on Coromandel Peninsula. The bars represent close to two years’ production (1895 and 1896). In 2005 they represented about $29 million.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-044985; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Coromandel Peninsula', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8599/golden-pyramid (accessed 5 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006