PROTECT OUR PRECIOUS COROMANDEL/HAURAKI - SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST MINING ON CONSERVATION LAND

Waitakauri & Karangahake

Exploration permit: #54216
Company: Renison Consolidated Mines NL
Location: Surrounding Karangahake and northeast to Waikino
Received: 21/02/2012
Duration: 5 Years
For minerals: Lead, zinc, bismuth, magnesium, titanium, ilmenite, silver, aluminium, tin, rutile, copper, iron, ironsand, platinum group metals, antimony, gold, tantalum, nickel, tungsten, molybdenum rare earths
Area: 5614.1 Hectares

Exploration Permit: #40117
Company: New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd
Granted: 17/11/94
Duration: 16 Years 9 months
For minerals: Gold and silver
Area:  405.36 Hectares

Mining permit: #51326
Company: New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd
Location: Very close to the permit area above
Granted: 3/12/2009
Duration: 25 Years
For minerals: Gold and silver
Area: 299.2 Hectares

Exploration Permit: # 53469
Company: Renison Consolidated Mines NL
Location: Waitakauri  over to Waihi
Granted: 19/12/2011
Duration: 5 Years
For minerals: Gold and silver
Area: 4604 Hectares

The permit map was sourced from here.

Karangahake Update

Mining permit #51326 owner New Talisman Gold Mines now has all the regulatory permissions needed to start mining with the Karangahake Mountain. Coromandel Watchdog has been working with local community group Protect Karangahake to protect the mountain and the group has recently launched a case in the High Court to challenge the decision of the Hauraki District Council to grant the company a resource consent with no public consultation. The area within the permit, the Karangahake Gorge, is a valuable national recreational and conservation treasure, having won the International Green Flag award for the second year in a row in 2014 (one of only two places in Aotearoa New Zealand).

For more information on the campaign in Karangahake you can visit www.protectkarangahake.org.nz or their Facebook page: Protect Karangahake

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