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    • About this property
    • Features
    • Be Part of Southland's Future

      Property ID GOR20896
      Solar energy will be a big part of our future and this outstanding Waimumu lifestyle block overlooking the Waimumu Stream and Hedgehope, will enable it's owners to invest in that.
      World demand for silicon feedstock is increasing in both volume and price. Venture Southland in conjunction with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise is currently investigating opportunities for the refining of high purity Southland Silica in Southland. In a press release in The Southland Times of 28 June, 2016, Venture Southland General Manager of Strategic Project Steve Canny said there were several parties interested in developing the industry in Southland. The deposits could be worth billions when smelted into silicon for computer chips and solar panels.
      This prime 22hec site contains in excess of 1,000,000 cubic metres of world-class, polysilicon reserves used in the production of solar silicon metal wafers in solar panels. Feedstock of this high purity at up 99.5% is in increasingly high demand worldwide.
      The deposits run through the property and into a neighbouring 33hec property which the vendor holds an option to buy. Total reserves surveyed in the area are estimated to provide 80,000 tonnes per annum for the next 50-years. A former gold mine, assessments are currently ongoing to determine the current amount recoverable.
      Included is a modern metal barn with a gold processing room as well as living accommodation and a modern processing plant for the silica aggregate. A nearby site has also been surveyed and approved for a building platform.
      The vendor, an honours graduate of the Otago School of Mines, has experience working in mines in Witwatersrand, South Africa and was a former Inspector of Mines in New Zealand. Consents include a New Zealand mining Permit ( 52577 ) and a Gore District Council Land Use Consent.
      This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a lifestyle with stunning views from this property and with the potential for a substantial income. See the video at: https://vimeo.com/187393816
    • Property features

      Year Built

      2007

      Parking

      4 - plus

      Interior

      Other Rooms Workshop Hot Water Electric Kitchen Openplan Dining Combined Kitchen Bathroom Combined Bathrooms Stove Electric Interior Ceilings: Gibboard / Insulation: Heavy grade bats walls and ceillings / Joinery: Aluminium Interior Condition Excellent Floors Two Storey Lounge Combined Lounge Dining

      Exterior

      Base Concrete Fencing Fully Fenced Roof Colour Steel Exterior Condition Excellent Aspect Northerly / Westerly Views Rural Views Levels Below Road Water Extra Features Tank Section Contour Level Sewage Tank

      Chattels

      Blinds, Curtains, Drapes, Light Fittings, Stove

      Other

      Stunning rural views