AusIMM NZ Branch Conference 2018  • 17th–18th September • Trinity Wharf, Tauranga

Waitawheta River gorge and Karangahake walkway with Mt Karangahake in distance
Windows walkway at Karangahake

Field Trip #2: Karangahake and Waihi epithermal gold deposits

Saturday 15 September, full day

Registration fee: $30 ($15 for students) incl GST


Full day tour visiting the two largest gold deposits in the Hauraki Goldfield. At Karangahake, we will visit exposures of quartz veins and hydrothermally altered rocks in the Karangahake Gorge, particularly in the spectacular Windows Walkway. New Talisman Gold Mines is currently developing an underground mine above the gorge.


At Waihi, we will have an overview of OceanaGold’s Martha open pit mine to view exposure of the Martha vein system and locations of other veins in the broader Waihi vein system. The visit will also include inspection of drill core from the Waihi vein system where exploration by OceanaGold continues to find new veins for underground mining. This tour provides background for the Epithermal Gold Forum workshop on Sunday 16 September.


Please select this option during online registration. For additional information email [email protected]