Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine

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Darlot-Centenary
Location
Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine is located in Australia
Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine
Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine
Location in Australia
Location Leinster
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Coordinates 27°53′S 121°16′E / 27.883°S 121.267°E / -27.883; 121.267Coordinates: 27°53′S 121°16′E / 27.883°S 121.267°E / -27.883; 121.267
Production
Production 352,000 [1]
Financial year 2009
History
Opened 1996
Owner
Company Barrick Gold
Website Barrick website
Year of acquisition 2001

The Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine is a gold mine located 58 km east of Leinster, Western Australia.

It is operated by Gold Fields Australia and, since the beginning of 2008, part of its Yilgarn South operation, which consists of Darlot, the Lawlers Gold Mine and the Granny Smith Gold Mine. The mine is located in the Yandal Greenstone Belt.[2][3]

History[edit]

Ore at Darlot-Centenary is mined in an underground operation at the Centenary deposit, discovered in 1996 next to the Darlot Gold Mine, which had a historical production in excess of 500,000 ounces.[4] Homestake begun mining the Centenary deposit in 1998.[5]

The site, was originally owned by Sundowner Minerals, which was taken over by Forsayth group, then Plutonic Resources, a major Australian gold mining and exploration company.[6][7] Homestake Mining Company purchased Plutonic in April 1998 for more than $1.0 billion,[8] and, in turn, Homestake was acquiered by Barrick Gold at the end of 2001.[9]

Mining in the Wiluna-Leinster area.

Gold Fields Limited acquired the mine in October 2013 as part of a purchase that included Barrick's Lawlers and Granny Smith mines.

Production[edit]

Darlot[edit]

Year Gold
production
Grade Grade Cost per ounce
2000 [10] 127,100 ounces 5.9 g/t A$193
2001 [10] 125,000 ounces 5.7 g/t A$325
2002 [11] 145,443 ounces US$ 168
2003 [12] 154,977 ounces US$164
2004 [12] 140,235 ounces US$210
2005 [13] 135,000 ounces 0.164 oz/t 5.3 g/t US$325
2006 [14] 137,000 ounces 0.170 oz/t 5.4 g/t US$378
2007 [14] 120,000 ounces 0.156 oz/t 5.0 g/t US$508

Yilgarn South[edit]

Production figures for the Yilgarn South operation, consisting of Darlot, Granny Smith and Lawlers.

Year Gold
production
Grade
oz/ton
Grade
g/t
Cost per ounce
(US$/oz)
2007 [15] 410,000 ounces 0.117 3.7 486
2008 [15] 325,000 ounces 0.125 4.0 749
2009 352,000 ounces 685

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Combined figure for the Yilgarn South operation
  2. ^ Australia Pacific Barrick website, accessed: 1 January 2010
  3. ^ Barrick Gold on the move miningaustralia.com.au, published: 28 March 2008, accessed: 1 January 2010
  4. ^ Homestake Mining Co/DE · DEFA14A accessed: 1 January 2009
  5. ^ On the Use of Mechanistic Blast-Outcome Measurement and Modelling Dyno Nobel, accessed: 1 January 2009
  6. ^ PLUTONIC RESOURCES LIMITED (PLU) delisted.com.au, accessed: 1 January 2009
  7. ^ Atlantic Gold NL website accessed: 1 January 2009
  8. ^ Homestake Mining Company - History accessed: 1 January 2009
  9. ^ MINEDEX website Archived September 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Darlot search result, accessed: 1 January 2010
  10. ^ a b The Australian Mines Handbook: 2003-2004 Edition, page 80
  11. ^ 2003 Fourth Quarter Report accessed: 1 January 2010
  12. ^ a b 2004 Fourth Quarter Report accessed: 1 January 2010
  13. ^ Fourth Quarter & Year-End Mine Statistics 2006 accessed: 1 January 2010
  14. ^ a b Fourth Quarter & Year-End Mine Statistics 2007 accessed: 1 January 2010
  15. ^ a b Fourth Quarter & Year-End Mine Statistics 2008 accessed: 1 January 2010

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