I’m new to this, although my grandfather owned a gold mine inherited from his father who left Scotland for the gold rush in the West coast of the South Island.
I understand there are public prospecting areas in the South Island. but none in the North Island. Why is that?
I would like to prospect for gold on the Te Mata river in the Coromandel. Nothing serious.
From what I can see that is illegal, without a prospecting license. Don’t know if that means you need to own the land, or get permission, or whether that is part of the prospecting license process. TOWA (resources) would come into play as well.
All around very expensive and complicated.
I’ve probably missed a lot. Can someone fill me in. Thanks in advance.