Goldmine Experience provides a unique hands-on learning experience. A genuine resource from which a broad range of topics can be discovered: mining history, 19th century engineering development, mining chemistry, minerology, power generation, geology, pioneering New Zealand, and early local history.

Thank you card from Colville School


> History of Thames & New Zealand gold fields

> Geology of Thames gold field

> Educational Resources on the web

> Bibliography: includes student text books

> Additional Mining related activities in the area

> Download Goldmine Experience Student Activity Sheet (6-10yrs)

> Play Element Hangman!







Did you know that all of the world's estimated refined gold could be placed in a cube measuring 20 meters on a side.

All that glitters is not gold

_Thomas Gray


O cursed lust for gold, to what dost thou not drive the hearts of men!