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dc.contributor.authorScholes, Ross
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-30T22:24:14Z
dc.date.available2021-03-30T22:24:14Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/13649
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this report is to provide a preliminary evaluation of the licence conditions which apply to those mining privileges which are being granted for alluvial gold-mining in-the West Coast region of the South Island. Administration of the mining licences is complex and time-consuming and each affected government department is already overburdened with the cumulative impact from the many 'small-scale' operations. Until recently, this pressure has been due mainly to the ponderous documentation procedure. However, an increasing need is now being felt for on-site control of the growing numbers of these operations. In anticipation of the growth of this industry over the next decade or so, this report looks at the adequacy of the licence conditions as perceived during random visits to several operations on Crown land and State forest land in around Greymouth and Hokitika. The issues discussed focus on those aspects of land management where the administrative role could be strengthened to cope with present and future weaknesses related to management of the on-site mining activities. The main shortcomings appear to be the lack of guidelines for rehabilitation/post-mining development of the land, and the poor on-site supervisory control of licence conditions in some cases. The Forest Service, with complete jurisdiction over all activities on State forest land has developed a comprehensive approach which fulfils its own special requirements. This approach provides useful background for other agencies and landowners, who if properly coordinated, could accomplish a similar level of purpose. General recommendations are made along these lines although no procedural policy is pursued.en
dc.format.extent49 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln University
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectgold miningen
dc.subjectalluvial gold miningen
dc.subjectWest Coasten
dc.subjectmining licensesen
dc.titleAlluvial gold-mining on the West Coast : The land management problem : [dissertation, Diploma of Natural Resources, Lincoln College]en
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDiplomaen
thesis.degree.nameDiploma of Natural Resourcesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Management
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dc.subject.anzsrc05 Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
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