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Waihi's Gold History

Waihi's Gold History

Gold mining in the Waihi district in the Coromandel.

Martha Mine History

Martha Mine History

In 1878, gold was discovered in Waihi. The early Martha Mine was regarded as one of the most important in the world.

Formation of Gold Deposits

Formation of Gold Deposits

The formation of gold deposits over millions of years.

Identifying Gold Bearing Rocks

Identifying Gold Bearing Rocks

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.

The Cornish Pumphouse Move

The Cornish Pumphouse Move

Moving the historic Cornish Pumphouse, built in 1903.

Modern Mining in Waihi

Modern Mining in Waihi

Modern mining of gold and silver in Waihi, New Zealand.

Modern Underground Mining

Modern Underground Mining

A modern underground gold mine in Waihi, New Zealand.

New Zealand Tunnelling Company

New Zealand Tunnelling Company

The New Zealand Tunnelling Company played an important role in the First World War.

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