Iron Bridge at the Lyell, Upper Buller Gorge, price of gold 1887

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Iron Bridge at the Lyell, Upper Buller Gorge, price of gold 1887.

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The entrance to the Iron Bridge at the Lyell, Upper Buller Gorge. 

The price of gold in 1887 was £3-16 shillings an ounce for alluvial gold.  The gold from quartz mines varied in price according to assay from £3-17-3 to £4-0-20 an ounce. 

The Lyell - forty miles inland from Westport and from four hundred to sixteen hundred feet above sea-level - this new goldfield was eventually to encompass an area seven miles long by a mile wide.

Quartz Mine Returns.

year ended 31st March 1882 - United Alpine Mine - quartz crushed 8.200 tons - gold recovered 4.444 ounces.

year ended 31st March 1883 - United Alpine Mine - quartz crushed 5.890 tons - gold recovered 2.602 ounces.    

year ended 31st March 1884 - United Alpine Mine - quartz crushed1.250 tons - gold recovered 509 ounces. 

year ended 31st March 1885 - United Alpine Mine - quartz crushed 5.025 tons - gold recovered 3.318 ounces. 

Quartz - naturally occurring - white or sometimes coloured silicon dioxide (Si O2) in which gold veins or particles are found

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