Huge slip at Waihi gold mine

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Around two million tonnes of rock has slipped at a gold mine in Waihi.
No one was working in the Martha open pit gold mine at the time and there were no injuries.
The slip was not a surprise as officials have been monitoring the wall since another slip one year ago.
There is still movement being detected at the mine, and further rock fall is expected, however on a much smaller scale.

25 Responses

  1. what if someone fell down and landed on heaps and heaps of goooold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. hi Mr Banbury
    I found this article amazing because it just goes to show you can not rush things.

  3. wow this artical is unexpected they have never had a slip before ,thank god no one was injured

  4. this is cool but also sad for those people that are living near the mine because they may have to evacuate from there houses. and also this is a massive slip and it could get bigger

  5. I live in Katikati which is near whaihi and I have not hear about THIS!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 but this is so cool!!!!!! and very sad!!!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

  6. Wow! i found this article very interesting with lots of good vocab. I would rate it 5 stars and I recommend this article to any audience aged 8+!☆★♡♥

  7. I have seen it in person and it is not to bad, only 2 million tons have slipped, and the even better thing is that it was expected so no one was hurt! Ok maybe it is bad but it was supposed to be solid rock the bit that slipped!

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