Jan 06, 2017· One local, who says he got about $6000 of gold after three days of ''hard graft'' last summer, wasn't keen to talk to the Otago Daily Times on the record, because of concerns someone might pinch his prized spot.

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Nov 18, 2019· The Otago Central Rail Trail is a cycling, walking and riding track that runs through mountains and old gold-mining settlements, 93 miles (150km) along the former railway route from Middlemarch to ...

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In an even large r gold rush struck Otago aer two Californian miners, Horatio Ha rtley and Christopher Reilly, deposited in Dunedin, oz. of gold that they

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Book Clutha Gold Cottages, Roxburgh on Tripadvisor: See 43 traveler reviews, 21 candid photos, and great deals for Clutha Gold Cottages, ranked #1 of 4 specialty lodging in Roxburgh and rated 5 of 5 at Tripadvisor.

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While getting to Tuapeka had proven hard, the journey to Dunstan was even more arduous, leading the diggers even further into the Otago's inhospitable hinterland. Those lucky enough to own a horse could gallop from Dunedin to the diggings in a couple of days flat, but most trudged to the goldfields on foot with up to 40kg of swag on their backs.

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Apr 05, 2020· The Chinese miners endured exceptionally hard conditions in Otago like all gold miners. But the Poll Tax, racism and homesickness made the sojourner experience mentally as well as physically ...

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In New Zealand, the Central Otago Gold Rush was ignited when the provincial government offered a large monetary reward to anyone who found gold in the area. The South American archipelago, Tierra del Fuego, was also the site of a gold rush in the late 1800s after Chilean Ramón Serrano Montaner found gold there.

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Jun 20, 2012· Gold is still mined by Oceana Gold in commercial quantities in Otago at one site – Macraes Mine inland from Palmerston, which started operations in 1990. Macraes Mine, an opencast hard …

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It was in Lawrence that in 1861 Gabriel Read discovered some gold and shortly after initiated the Central Otago Gold Rush. Take the time to visit the few sites linked to this big part of the region's history. Length: 75kmLevel: EasyFor more information on the Clutha Gold Trail, take a look at Biking in The Catlins and Clutha Districts. ©

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The gold wires enclosed lumps of schist and clay from the soil as they grew. Alluvial mining is technically simpler than hard-rock mining, so alluvial mining dominated Otago's gold mining history. Alluvial gold occurs as loose particles in the gravel, and is therefore easy to separate because of the high density of the gold.

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Jul 18, 2012· Otago is in the midst of a modern-day gold rush. About 150 years after Hartley and Reilly's discovery of gold in Central Otago, the industry that created the region is going strong, although largely out of the public eye. These days you would be hard-pressed to find signs of current gold-mining unless you took a drive down the back roads.

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Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail A series of historic reserves and walkways will help you to unearth the stories from Central Otago's gold rush glory days. Like a giant outdoor museum, the Otago Goldfields Trail combines exciting walkways and mountain biking trails with opportunities to see the weathered remains of human endeavour from the 1860s.

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Otago Gold Rush: | | | Central Otago Gold Rush | | | | ... World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most ...

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The Wakamarina River in Marlborough proved to have gold in 1862, and 6,000 miners flocked to the district. Although they found alluvial gold, there were no large deposits. The West Coast of the South Island was the second-richest gold-bearing area of New Zealand after Otago, and gold was discovered in 1865-6 at Okarito, Bruce Bay, around Charleston and along the Grey River.

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Historically in Otago the majority of recovered gold was alluvial – less than 10% came from hard rock. Otago's gold is linked to its schist rocks. Over the past 100,000 years glaciers ground away at the rocks, which were threaded with quartz veins containing gold, and rivers washed and sorted the gravels.

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The last Central Otago gold escort as it changed horses in Roxburgh, before it headed for Dunedin. I meet Stuart at the mine's timbered portal which is overhung by native bush and ferns. Walking past, you could miss it altogether and it gives no hint of the rabbit warren of tunnels that extend kilometres into the hard rock of the mountain behind.

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Mining in New Zealand. Follow the history of gold coal and ironsand mining, and finding pounamu, Examine the conservation and environmental issues around mining. Also covered are types of mining, technology, mining dangers wealth, benefits, and disasters. SCIS no. 1865227

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Rendition is a blend of Central Otago vineyards and subregions. My quintessential Central Otago Pinot Noir, my Rendition of a given vintage. The 2018 Rendition Cuvee is blended from ultra premium fruit sourced from Lowburn and Bendigo vineyards. The 2018 Rendition showcases a new label by New Zealand Street Artist Component.

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In 1985, when gold prices were at an all time high, this amount would have been worth $160 million!!! Gold production ceased around 1930. Its discovery had established Lawrence, Dunedin, Otago and indirectly the whole of New Zealand. ROXBURGH During the gold rush era Roxburgh had 20 gold dredges working the Clutha river nearby.

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Clutha Gold Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lawrence, Otago, New Zealand that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and watching and is accessible year-round.

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The gold content of quartz veins was 10-50 grams per tonne of ore. Mining hard-rock gold requires considerabley more technological input than alluvial gold. Historically, hard-rock mining was a minor part of the gold mining industry in Otago because it is a very capital-intensive process.

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Gold dredging with Kevin Alexander.. It's hard work using the suction dredge. In the water shifting rocks all day trying to get to bedrock where the gold might be lying. The dredge sucks up stuff 4″ and under, We move the rest by hand. Kevin's waders leaked! Working …

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Gold mining had declined by the 1920s, and from the 1950s it was a very small industry. The rise of gold prices in the late 1970s brought about a revival, with new technology allowing opencast pits to be dug in Otago and on the Coromandel Peninsula in the 1980s and 1990s. (teara.govt.nz) New Zealand Gold Mining History Overview

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With easy access to the mine entrance and a fully restored stamper battery it offers a rare and almost complete picture of hard-rock quartz mining in Central Otago. Doctor's Point Doctor's Point is an extensive and extremely well-preserved alluvial gold mining site.

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Gold Rush and South Island growth. In 1861 gold was discovered at Gabriel's Gully in Central Otago, sparking a gold rush. Dunedin became the wealthiest city in the country and many in the South Island resented financing the North Island's wars. In 1865 Parliament defeated a proposal to make the South Island independent by 17 to 31.

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Then came the big Otago rush of 1861 and ended when Waiuta closed in 1953. The principal New Zealand goldfields were Coromandel, Nelson/Marlborough, Central Otago and West Coast. The two main types of gold mine were: 'hard rock' quartz mines, and; alluvial mining which included panning and cradling, sluicing and dredging.

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The area of Central Otago consists of an inland region as well as a wide and varied landscapes of snow capped Mountains, Ravines, Deep Gorges and Pristine Blue and clear Rivers. Central Otago Region was back in the 1860's known as Gold Country where many hard working men fortunes in the Gold …

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Macraes Mine, an opencast hard rock mining operation, processes more than 5 million tonnes of ore per year and had extracted 1.85 million ounces (57,500 kg) of gold by 2004. The Otago gold rush in popular culture. Numerous folk songs, both contemporary and more recent, have been written about the gold …

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