15.09.22 Public talk: MACRAES: GOLD ROCKS

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents:


Macraes: Gold Rocks


With over 30 years' active mining at Macraes, OceanaGold has a large amount of geologic information to help guide us in the hunt for gold. Using this information the Exploration team at OceanaGold target prospective areas with the goal of defining resources, which get developed into economically sustainable reserves and extracted by open-pit and underground mining methods.


A presentation by Kate McKercher

Kate started out mining in Reefton, moving to Macraes when Reefton closed. She has been lucky enough in her time for OceanaGold to work in Open Pit, Exploration and Underground. Kate is now working as a Project Geologist as part of a small team, working across both the Resource Development and Open Pit Geology teams.


OceanaGold Macraes Operation became the Founding Partner of the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark in the beginning of 2019. Their sponsorship primarily supports community engagement and education by Sasha Morriss, our geoeducator.


6 - 7pm Thursday 15 September, Palmerston Sports Hall (33 Gilligan Street)

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