Industry

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Straterra works with, supports, and has links to a number of industry bodies, in New Zealand and overseas, in particular, Australia.

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Sustainability

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Straterra supports the view that businesses should play a leading role in greening the NZ economy. We believe the NZ minerals sector has an essential part to play.  

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Case Studies Golden Cross

Golden Cross

Between 1895 and 1920 the site produced 80,000 oz of gold. The area reverted to farmland until prospecting and exploration in the 1970s and 1980s revealed further potential. Between 1991 and 1998 Golden Cross produced 660,000 oz of gold and 1.7m oz of silver. At its peak the mine employed 243 staff and 750 were employed in service and support industries. In 1993 Coeur d'Alene Mining Corporation and NZ company Viking Mining bought Golden Cross

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Newmont Waihi Gold

Newmont Waihi Gold

Environmental management is a cornerstone of Newmont Waihi Gold[http://www.waihigold.co.nz/], the operator of the Martha open pit at Waihi, Coromandel, and the nearby Favona underground mine (also the portal to the Moonlight and Trio ore bodies). The company has approvals for a new underground gold and silver mine under East Waihi, called Correnso, which would be also accessed via Favona. NWG is a founding member of the Global Mining Initiative. Martha open pit Mining at the world-class Martha ore deposit is due to be completed within the next few years, raising the question of the future of this site. On this, the community and iwi have been consulted. At this stage, the most likely...

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