The aim of this activity is to go and visit some local sites in Southland and to have a go at finding an artefact, a gemstone or even some gold.
We aim to go on a rock treasure hunt around the Riverton, Colac Bay and Orepuki area, pan for gold in Waikaia, visit a couple of museums, learn some local history and have a go at an archaeological dig or making your own stone tools.
We will use this time to learn what gemstones are and how they along with gold is formed. We will also learn a little local history on early Maori occupation and gold mining in Southland/Otago.
Louise Youngson & Rodney Trainor.
Minimum number 4, maximum number 9.
The cost of participating in this activity will be $55.