Colin: Over 30 years at Waihi

Colin has been working at the Waihi Operation for over thirty years. He started as a sampler in the Martha Open Pit, just a year after it opened. In this role he collected trays of rock after the area had been drilled and blasted. The material was then assayed and identified as gold-bearing ore or waste.

Colin has also worked with Health & Safety and Exploration and now works in the gold room, where he’s been for over 18 years.

Colin said in all the years that he has worked at Waihi, he was really impressed by the open days the operation held to let people see an operating gold mine. “Lots of the community would come to site and many organisations from around the town would benefit from the funds raised. All the money stayed in our town.”

Two events have special memories for Colin. He poured both the two millionth ounce and the three millionth ounce of gold. “With the future looking good, I would like to be part of the four millionth ounce gold pour too.”

Celebrating 30
Celebrating 30
A golden future full of opportunity for Haile
A golden future full of opportunity for Haile
The best is yet to come at Waihi
The best is yet to come at Waihi
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