Lawlers Gold Mine

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Lawlers
Location
Lawlers Gold Mine is located in Australia
Lawlers Gold Mine
Lawlers Gold Mine
Location in Australia
Location Leinster
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Coordinates 28°08′S 120°54′E / 28.133°S 120.900°E / -28.133; 120.900Coordinates: 28°08′S 120°54′E / 28.133°S 120.900°E / -28.133; 120.900
Production
Production 352,000 [1]
Financial year 2009
Owner
Company Barrick Gold
Website Barrick website
Year of acquisition 2001

The Lawlers Gold Mine is a gold mine located 23 km south west of Leinster, Western Australia.

It is operated by Barrick Gold and, since the beginning of 2008, part of its Yilgarn South operation, which consists of Lawlers, the Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine and the Granny Smith Gold Mine. The mine is located in the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt.[2]

History[edit]

Gold was first discovered in the region in 1892 and the town side of Lawlers, named after Patrick Lawler who found the first gold in a nearby creek, was established. Of the original town of Lawlers, only the old police station is still standing.[3]

The site, was originally owned by Plutonic Resources, a major Australian gold mining and exploration company.[4][5] Homestake Mining Company purchased Plutonic in April 1998 for more than $1.0 billion,[6] and, in turn, Homestake was acquiered by Barrick Gold at the end of 2001.[7]

Ore at Lawlers is mined in an underground operation.[2]

In June 2009, Lawlers has been certified as fully compliant with the International Cyanide Management Code.[8]

Mining in the Wiluna-Leinster area.

Production[edit]

Lawlers[edit]

Year Gold
production
Grade Cost per ounce
(US$/oz)
2000 [9] 101,200 ounces 4.94 g/t 215
2001 [9] 104,000 ounces 4.45 g/t 407
2002 [10] 113,291 ounces 179
2003 [11] 99,223 ounces 249
2004 [11] 110,374 ounces 246
2005 [12] 131,000 ounces 0.154 oz/t 324
2006 [13] 110,000 ounces 0.129 oz/t 494
2007 [13] 115,000 ounces 0.138 oz/t 515

Yilgarn South[edit]

Production figures for the Yilgarn South operation, consisting of Darlot, Granny Smith and Lawlers. Yilgarn south belongs to Gold Fields now.

Year Gold
production
Grade
oz/ton
Cost per ounce
(US$/oz)
2007 [14] 410,000 ounces 0.117 486
2008 [14] 325,000 ounces 0.125 749
2009 352,000 ounces 685

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Combined figure for the Yilgarn South operation
  2. ^ a b Australia Pacific Barrick website, accessed: 1 January 2010
  3. ^ GHOST TOWNS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA gold-net.com.au, by Jim Foster, accessed: 3 January 2010
  4. ^ PLUTONIC RESOURCES LIMITED (PLU) delisted.com.au, accessed: 1 January 2010
  5. ^ Atlantic Gold NL website accessed: 1 January 2009
  6. ^ Homestake Mining Company - History accessed: 1 January 2009
  7. ^ MINEDEX website Archived 2008-09-11 at the Wayback Machine. Darlot search result, accessed: 1 January 2010
  8. ^ Barrick Gold Corporation's Lawlers Gold Mine Certified Under International Cyanide Management Code published: 9 June 2009, accessed: 3 January 2010
  9. ^ a b The Australian Mines Handbook: 2003-2004 Edition, page 10 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "handbook" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  10. ^ 2003 Fourth Quarter Report accessed: 1 January 2010
  11. ^ a b 2004 Fourth Quarter Report accessed: 1 January 2010
  12. ^ Fourth Quarter & Year-End Mine Statistics 2006 accessed: 1 January 2010
  13. ^ a b Fourth Quarter & Year-End Mine Statistics 2007 Archived 2010-09-22 at the Wayback Machine. accessed: 1 January 2010
  14. ^ a b Fourth Quarter & Year-End Mine Statistics 2008 accessed: 1 January 2010

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