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New Zealand Gold Fields

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New Zealand Gold Fields

New Zealand's gold mining history
Coromandel gold rush from 1852.
Golden Bay / Takaka gold rush from 1857
Central Otago gold rush from 1861
Marlborough gold rush from 1862
West Coast gold rush from 1865
The late 1850s gold rush to Collingwood in Golden Bay exposed a lack of laws regulating goldfields.
The Miners’ Code outlined procedures such as how claims were to be staked and disputes settled
The Mining Act 1859 appointed Gold wardens to oversee goldfields; disputes were heard in the warden’s court. see The Nelson Gold-Fields Occupation Bill 1857 - Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle : 30 Dec. 1857, p: 2
James Bridger's 'Miners Right'
Two main types of gold mining operations -
Hard rock, quartz mines
Alluvial mining, which includes panning and cradling; sluicing and dredging
see Te Ara : Story: Gold and gold mining for more information
GOLD MINING OPERATIONS including Department of Conservation managed locations
Great Barrier Island
Oreville Stamper Battery 1899
Coromandel (Thames) - 1852 see Te Ara : Story: Gold and gold mining - 5. Coromandel Peninsula
Golden Hills Battery, Puketui, 1910
Kapanga Mine
Tairua Broken Hills (Puketui, Hikuai) 1890
Lillis Battery (Whangapoua Mine) Tokatea Saddle
Neavesville (settlement) Broken Hills, Tairua
Karangahake and Waitekauri (Hauraki - between Paeroa & Waihi)
Karangahake Gorge - Ohinamuri River
New Zealand Crown Mines Company
New Talisman Gold Mines see Mines in Karangahake mountain
Crown Battery
Woodstock Company
Te Aroha 1880
Tui mine
Thames (Hauraki) 1867 see The History of Gold Mining on 'The River Thames' Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 1, June 1964 by A.M. Isdale
Caledonian mine 1870 (Manukau-Golden Crown-Caledonian mines)
Golden Crown 1868
Grahamstown 1868 (settlement)
Manakau 1868
Maratoto 1887 (Ohinemuri)
Ohinemuri 1875
Shortland (settlement)
Shotover, Kuranui stream 1867
Welcome Jack Battery, Coroglen (Gumtown) 1900
Waihi 1878 See Te Ara : Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region - Waihī gold-mining timeline
Martha Lode 1878 (Pukeawā, Waihi) see OceanaGold : Waihi Operation
Amaranth 1880
Brittania 1880
Cassels Company (tailings) 1893
Dulcibel 1880
Grand Junction Battery 1896
Manukau Jones Battery (later Silverton / Union) 1882 (Mangatoetoe Stream & Ohinemuri River junction)
Martha 1880
Nelson & Nut 1880
Old Waihi 1880
Prince Imperial
Rosemont 1880
Silverton 1880
Union 1880
Victoria Battery, Waikino 1892
Waihi Grand Junction Co. 1897
Winner 1880
Young Colonial 1880
unsuccessful mines include - Waihi Beach, Waihi Extended, Waihi Monument, Favona-Brilliant, Queen of Waihi, Waihi Consolidated, Waihi Reefs, Waihi South, Gladstone.
Bay of Plenty
Butlers Incline, 1883
Franklin Rd to Bluff Stream Track (Waitawheta), 1907
Talisman Battery, Karangahake, 1900
Victoria Battery Historic Site, Waikino
Waitawheta Gorge Pipeline Track, Cherry & Sons battery, 1900 – mining - gold
Woodstock Battery Historic Site, Woodstock Battery, 1887
Woodstock G.M.C. ‘Windows’ tunnels, Waitawheta Gorge, 1890
Woodstock Underground Pumphouse, Waitawheta Gorge, 1900
Preservation Inlet 1880s
Cromarty 1890s
Te Oneroa 1890s
Baton Miner’s Bridge, 1880
Booth’s Cottage, 1933
Cecil King’s Hut, 1935
Druggans Dam, 1870s
Golden Bay 1856, gold found in the Aorere Valley, from 1857 miners spread out from Collingwood working alluvial gravels along the rivers
Johnston’s United Battery, 1879
Mātakitaki valley
Mt. Arthur
North Bank Wairau Gold Mines, 1860
Ransomes and Sims Engine, 1895
Rolling River Goldfield, 1860
Waikakaho Goldmines, 1888
Lyell (Buller Gorge)
Alpine Battery
Wakamarina River (tributary of the Pelorus River) -
Canvas Town (many miners came from Otago)
Craigieburn Conservation Park 1880’s, (Urquhart’s Hut was built during the depression scheme)
Otago - 1861 alluvial gold in the Waitahuna and Tuapeka rivers see Te Ara : Story: Gold and gold mining - 3. Otago
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, 1880
Bannockburn Historic Reserve, 1862
Bendigo Historic Reserve, 1880
Dunstan (area around Cromwell; Clutha, Kawarau and Shotover rivers) 1862
Golden Point Historic Reserve, 1902
Invincible Mine & Concentrator Historic Reserve, 1882
Macetown Historic Site, 1880
Nenthorn Conservation Area, 1889
Quartz Reef Point Historic Reserve, 1862
St Bathans historic buildings
"Gabriel’s Gully" 1861 (near Lawrence)
"Tuapeka" ("Glenore") ("Woolshed") see The Woolshed Diggings; Glenore by Alan Williams
Alpha Battery & Quartz Mine, Preservation Inlet, 1898
Anita Bay Stone House, Milford Sound, 1932
Golden Site Battery, Preservation Inlet, 1892
Mataurua Catchment -
Nokomai (Mataurua)
Waikaia (Mataurua)
Waimumu (Mataurua)
Martin’s Hut and Race, Longwood Ranges, 1900
Morning Star mine and Te Oneroa Township, Preservation Inlet, 1894
Orepuki 1860s (near Riverton)
Piano Flat Water Race, Waikaia, 1895
Ports Water Race, Longwood Ranges, 1889
Printz’s Mine, Longwood Ranges, 1878
Round Hill 1860s
Canton, Round Hill - Chinese mining settlement
Tarawera Smelter & Mine, Preservation Inlet, 1911
Turnbull’s Race, Big Dam, and Hut, Longwood Ranges, 1875
Waiau Catchment -
Blackmount (Waiau)
Waipapa Bucket Dredge Remains, Southland, 1935
Wilson River Pack Track, Preservation Inlet, 1892
Wilson River Tramway, Preservation Inlet, 1893
Boars Head Mine, 1869
Terawhiti (near Karori)
West Coast - see Te Ara : Story: Gold and gold mining - 4. West Coast
Argyle Dam and water races, Charleston
Bearded Mining; Reefton
Birchfield Coal Mine
Brighton Cemetery
Britannia Track and battery
Browning Pass Pack track
Brunner Mine
Croesus Track
Donovan's Store, Okarito
Fenian Goldfields
Gillespies Beach
Golden Lead stamper battery
Inland Pack track
Kaniere Water Race
Larrys Creek
Mitchells Gully; Charlestown
Moonlight track
Murray Creek track
Nelson Creek historic area
OceanaGold; Reefton
Prince of Wales Mine; Ross
Reefton School of Mines Historic Building
Ross gold field
Scandinavian Mine; Ross
Tatare Tunnels
Theta Tarn
Waiuta Goldmine
Wanganui pack track

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