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Gold Mining in Thames with 19th Century Technology

Projects and programmes New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 11 August 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9duh

Welcome to the Goldmine Experience in Thames. The visit includes a guided tour through underground tunnels to see how the miners worked and to look at a gold-bearing quartz vein, a demonstration of the stamper battery and other machinery in action, with an explanation of how to get the gold and silver from the quartz rock, and a look at the historic site and photo gallery. There's a chance to learn to pan for gold, too. 

Please book through the website 



Further information

Contact: Janet Eriksen

 (07) 868 8514