Green from gold

After two lives as a productive gold mine, Globe Progress now has a new life – creating green from gold as the Reefton Restoration Project.

Gold was discovered on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the 1860s, with the first discovery at Globe Progress in 1870 making the district the centre of a gold mining boom. The mine closed in 1926 after producing over 400,000 ounces of gold. The era of underground gold mining at Globe Progress was over.

We started open pit mining the modern Globe Progress Mine in 2006, producing over 610,000 ounces of gold before closing in 2016. But this time, the mine site would take on a new life as the Reefton Restoration Project.

Our Globe Progress Mine near Reefton is the first modern large-scale gold mine in the South Island of New Zealand to move into closure and is a leading example of mine rehabilitation and closure.
Find out more https://oceanagold.com/operation/closure/reefton-restoration-project/

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