Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Crushed quartz

Crushed quartz

These dusty miners, pictured in 1952 at Waihī’s Martha mine, sit around a fully laden ore truck. It was the year the richest New Zealand gold mine closed. Between 1878 and 1952 the Martha mine produced more than twice as much gold as all of New Zealand’s other hard-rock gold mines put together.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: H109

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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/8602/crushed-quartz (accessed 27 January 2020)

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