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Encyclopedia > Reefton, New Zealand

The small town of Reefton is located in the west of New Zealand's South Island, some 80 kilometres northeast of Greymouth, in the valley of the Inangahua River. South Island The South Island forms one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region on the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. ... The Inangahua River is located in the northwest of New Zealands South Island. ...


Formerly a gold and coal mining town, coal and forestry make up the main two industries of Reefton today. The rich veins of gold found in a quartz reef near the town led to its name, and also its former delightful name of Quartzopolis. Gold was discovered near the town in 1866, although the major discovery did not come until 1870. Shortly thereafter the town briefly boasted a population of several thousand. Today the population stands at a little over a thousand. General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19300 kg/m3, 2. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... For other uses of this word, see Quartz (disambiguation). ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


One feature of historical note about Reefton is that it was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere whose streets were lit by commercial electric power, generated a water-driven steel turbine, in 1888. 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...


 
 

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