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Gold mining in Waihi has a history that spans three centuries. However, the open pit that exists today and the Favona underground operation are very different to the underground mine that operated in the early days...
From Coromandel to Te Puke, the region has been associated with gold mining for over 130 years. Thames, Karangahake, Waikino, Kuaotunu, and many other areas were the site of gold mines and stamper batteries. Many of the roads in the area started out as...more »
In the 1970s the gold price was relatively high. This sparked renewed interest in gold at Waihi. In contrast to the early mining on Martha Hill, environmental considerations were, and remain, a primary consideration in the planning and operation of mining projects. *1976:* Waihi Mining...more »