Agnew Gold Mine
|Company||Gold Fields Limited|
|Year of acquisition||November 2001|
The Agnew Gold Mine, formerly the Emu Mine, is a gold mine located 3 km (1.9 mi) west of Agnew, Western Australia. It is owned by the South African mining company Gold Fields. It is one of two mines the company operates in Australia, the other being the St Ives Gold Mine.
On 13 June 1989 the mine, then called the Emu mine, was the scene of one of the worst mining disasters in Western Australia when six workers drowned in the underground operations during a flood.
The mine was purchased by Goldfields from WMC in late 2001. The combined price for the two Australian operations Goldfields purchased, St Ives and Agnew, was US$180 million in cash and $52 million in Gold Fields shares.
Agnew, as of 2009, employees 114 permanent staff and 298 contractors.
Annual production of the mine:
|Year||Production||Grade||Cost per ounce|
|2000 ||209,598 ounces||6.27 g/t|
|2001 ||185,400 ounces||6.08 g/t|
|Jan to June 2002 ||66,200 ounces||3.56 g/t||A$436|
|2002-03 ||144,000 ounces||3.5 g/t||A$437|
|2003-04 ||202,000 ounces||5.3 g/t||A$317|
|2004-05 ||212,500 ounces||5.6 g/t||A$315|
|2005-06 ||222,000 ounces||5.2 g/t||A$370|
|2006-07 ||212,000 ounces||5.0 g/t||A$380|
|2007-08 ||204,000 ounces||4.8 g/t||A$496|
|2008-09 ||192,100 ounces||5.6 g/t||A$541|
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