Minerals in New Zealand

Mineral resources potential

New Zealand has extensive mineral resources covering many different commodities.

Minerals permits and regulation through the lifecycle

The regulations affecting a minerals permit differ according to the different phases of a permit.

Phases of mineral exploration and production

Prospecting and exploration activities are used to identify the location and size of mineral deposits before possibly mining the resource.

Minerals statistics

New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals provides the minerals industry with free, up-to-date, and extensive exploration datasets.

Gold fossicking

Areas are available for gold panning and fossicking in New Zealand.

History of minerals and coal

The development of the New Zealand mining industry since 1840.