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North island fossicking spots?

Just wondering if you can tell me of anywhere in the North Island that you’re allowed to detect for gold?

Sorry to be a killjoy but Legally there are no fossicking sights in the nth island , which is a pitty as Information on nth island deposits isn’t to hard to find with a lil research , but I should warn you once armed with that information the temptation to discreetly do some scratching around out of sight with a pan , crevicing tools & small discrete shovel that can fit in your pac could be to great , so don’t do it …:grinning:

read “gold deposits of new Zealand considered in relation to the comparative quantities of reef and alluvial gold on the various goldfields of the colony” its by alexander McKay. lots of reference to the gold in the north island.