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Gold mining in the Waihi district in the Coromandel.
In 1878, gold was discovered in Waihi. The early Martha Mine was regarded as one of the most important in the world.
The formation of gold deposits over millions of years.
Gold is a very rare and precious metal that is soft, malleable and heavy, and it is often found with other minerals, such as quartz.
Moving the historic Cornish Pumphouse, built in 1903.
Modern mining of gold and silver in Waihi, New Zealand.
A modern underground gold mine in Waihi, New Zealand.
The New Zealand Tunnelling Company played an important role in the First World War.