Gold mining history
Historic Waiuta Goldmine
Waiuta field trip
Gold was discovered at Waiuta, near Greymouth in 1905 and within a few years a new town had popped up. This video is about how Jimmy Martin discovered gold here over a hundred years ago.
View the Waiuta ghost town video (4 minute clip on TVNZ video player)
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