Waihi Gold Mine, New Zealand

The Waihi Gold Mine, New Zealand. Years ago a mining town emerged around a vein of gold. Once strip mining became a popular means of retrieving it, a huge hole grew, slowly overtaking parts of the city.  The mine that is supporting the city is being consumed by it. Waihi is exploring options on what to do when the gold runs out. One option:Visitors have a mighty fine hole they can peer into.