Newmont Waihi Gold – Waihi, New Zealand

Newmont Waihi Gold is wholly owned by Newmont Mining Corporation, a leading gold producer with operations and exploration projects on five continents, based in Denver, Colorado, United States of America. Newmont Waihi Gold manages the Martha, Favona and Trio operations in Waihi, New Zealand and has an active exploration programme in the region.

From the 1880s to 1952 the Martha Mine was a world-renowned underground mine. The modern Martha Mine has operated as an open pit since 1987. An average of around 100,000 ounces of gold and 700,000 ounces of silver have been produced annually since 1988. more »

Favona and Trio Underground Mines

Construction of the Favona underground mine began at the end of 2004 and Favona has been producing ore from stopes since September 2006. Access drives to the Trio ore body are currently under construction. Trio comprises the Union, Amaranth and Trio veins. more »

Golden Link

In August 2011 Newmont Waihi Gold announced Golden Link proposals that have the potential to extend mining in Waihi to 2020. Golden Link comprises the Martha Exploration Project and the Correnso Underground Proposal. more ». On 16 March 2012, after months of community consultation, our Property and Community Investment Policy was launched, along with our PCIP Media Statement, 16 March 2012

Exploration for gold and silver

Newmont Waihi Gold’s minerals exploration programme focuses on identifying high grade gold deposits that would be feasible to mine by keyhole underground methods with a small surface footprint in areas of comparatively low conservation value. more »