IN THE DAYS OF THE GOLD BOOM AT COROMANDEL: OLD SCENE RECALLED BY RENEWED ACTIVITY. The animated scene at "Anticipation" Wharf, Coromandel. on May 24, 189 7, when stage coaches were preparing to leave for the goldfields. According to. the Minister of Mines, the greatest effort for many years is being made to revive the mining industry in this district. Prospecting of approved areas is being undertaken by qualified men, many of whom would otherwise be unemployed.