Originally founded by Dan Young in Invercargill in 2010, the business moved to Cromwell and changed hands in 2013. Our Company “GOLDRUSH TOURS & SUPPLIES LTD” was already the market leader when it came to supplying the industry and the public with gold mining equipment. Dan Young, (even though he was our competitor) approached us when he was looking for new challenges in life and for a new owner for his company. We didn’t hesitate but grabbed the opportunity and have never looked back.
DredgeNZ is now based in North Canterbury, New Zealand. A 20 minute drive from Christchurch international airport.
Background on Daniel Gerber, owner and operator
Thank you for your interest in the services and products we provide. I’m Dan Gerber, originally from Switzerland. A pleasure to meet you.
For the past 20+ years, I’ve been involved in many ways with gold. From sourcing gold nuggets for designing eye catching gold nugget jewellery to teaching people how to mine their own gold in New Zealand and Alaska, this precious metal has certainly left its mark on my life. After selling my Swiss company DANIDOR in 2005, I emigrated to New Zealand with my Kiwi wife. A few years later, we founded the company GOLDRUSH TOURS & SUPPLIES LTD which helps the many people taking up gold panning as a hobby, a place to get professional advice and access to buy quality merchandise.
Dredging for gold is part of our business. We own and operate several mining claims/permits in the South Island of New Zealand.
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