Exploration Permit: # 40813
Companies: 65% Newmont Waihi Gold trading as Waihi Gold Company Ltd
35% Glass Earth New Zealand Ltd
Location: To the west and southwest of Whangamata
Duration: 5 years
For minerals: Gold and silver
Area: 7167 Hectares
Newmont Waihi Gold own 65% in a joint venture with Glass Earth Gold to explore in the hills behind Whangamata.
In the Parakiwai Valley, alongside the Wharekirauponga stream, on the 22nd of May 2011, 16 people tramped into this stunning bush to turn off the drilling rig.
Permit map sourced from here.