Newmont Waihi Gold is wholly owned by Newmont Mining Corporation, a leading gold producer with operations and exploration projects on five continents, based in Denver, Colorado, United States of America. Newmont Waihi Gold manages the Martha, Favona and Trio operations in Waihi, New Zealand and has an active exploration programme in the region.
Currently, we have applied for resource consent to construct and operate the Correnso underground mine as part of the Golden Link Project. Background information, full copies of the GLPA application, and evidence presented at the hearings can be accessed on our Golden Link page.
Submissions from the public on this project can be found here:
The Waihi Community Forum is now up and running. Visit their website for more information www.waihicommunityforum.co.nz
From the 1880s to 1952 the Martha Mine was a world-renowned underground mine. The modern Martha Mine has operated as an open pit since 1987. An average of around 100,000 ounces of gold and 700,000 ounces of silver have been produced annually since 1988. more »
Construction of the Favona underground mine began at the end of 2004 and Favona has been producing ore from stopes since September 2006. Ore production from stopes began at the Trio mine in mid 2012. Trio comprises the Union, Amaranth and Trio veins. more »
In August 2011 Newmont Waihi Gold announced Golden Link proposals that have the potential to extend mining in Waihi to 2020. In March 2012, after months of community consultation, our Property and Community Investment Policy was launched. Hauraki District Council publicly notified Newmont Waihi Gold's consent application for underground mining within the Golden Link Project Area, including the Correnso Mine in August 2012. Hearings were held in early December. more »
Prospecting and exploration provide geological, geochemical and geophysical information about the region.
Waihi has a rich mining history spanning three centuries. Gold was first discovered on Pukewa (Martha Hill) in 1878.