Story: West Coast region

OceanaGold mine

OceanaGold mine

Hard rock gold mining ceased in the Reefton goldfield in 1951, but in 2007 OceanaGold opened a new opencast pit in the hills east of Reefton, in the area of the old Globe-Progress workings. The pit can be seen on the far right, with the processing works in the centre. Gold-bearing ore is concentrated at this site, and then transported by rail to Otago, where it is treated along with ore from the Macraes mine.

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Oceana Gold

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Into the 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21166/oceanagold-mine (accessed 26 May 2017)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 7 Sep 2016