OceanaGold seeks mining permit for new Coromandel operation

By Gavin Evans | Fri, 10 May 2019


By Gavin Evans May 10 (BusinessDesk) - OceanaGold has sought a mining permit over its Wharekirauponga discovery in the Coromandel Forest Park. The deposit lies in the northern part of the 3,762 square-kilometre Hauraki exploration permit the company and its predecessors have worked since 2003. It is about 10 kilometres north of the firm’s Martha Pit in Waihi. OceanaGold says the deposit’s location in the forest park rules out surface mining. But it believes there is potential to tunnel from outside the forest park and carry out any pro...