List of active gold mines in Western Australia

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List of active gold mines in Western Australia
Tigris-Australia location Western Australia.svg
Position of Western Australia within Australia
Location
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Regulatory authority
Authority Department of Mines and Petroleum
Website Official website
Production
Commodity Gold
Production Increase 6.27 million troy ounces (195 tonnes)
Value Increase A$10 billion
Employees Increase 19,175 (2014-15)
Year 2015-16

This is a list of the major active gold mines in Western Australia.

Western Australia produced over 50% ($69.5 billion) of all Australian mineral and petroleum sales, which made up 88% of the state's merchandise exports in 2015-16. In 2015-16, gold was ranked third in the list of resources exported by Western Australia with regard to value, behind iron ore and petroleum, with a value of A$10 billion. The state produced 6.27 million troy ounces of gold, or 195 tonnes, 6% of world production. During 2014-15 the Western Australian gold mining industry directly employed 19,175 people.[1][2]

The average gold price was US$1,174 per ounce in 2015–16, or A$1,613 per ounce - nine per cent higher than the previous year.[1]

List of active mines[edit]

This is a list of gold mines in Western Australia which are active, were recently active or are scheduled for production in the near future:

Mine Owner Location Region Production
(troy ounces)
Period [1] Source
Agnew Gold Mine Gold Fields Leinster Goldfields-Esperance 237,000[5] (2015) [3]
Andy Well Gold Mine Doray Minerals Meekatharra Mid-West 84,135 (2015-2016) [4]
Birthday Gift Gold Mine Kidman Resources Coolgardie Goldfields-Esperance 5,743 (2015-2016) [5]
Boddington Gold Mine Newmont Boddington Peel 787,000 (2016) [6]
Central Murchison Gold Project Metals X Limited Meekatharra Mid-West 37,182[10] (2015–2016) [7]
Daisy Milano Gold Mine Silverlake Resources Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 72,000 (2015–2016) [8]
Darlot-Centenary Gold Mine Gold Fields Darlot Goldfields-Esperance 78,400 (2015) [3]
Deep South Gold Mine Saracen Mineral Holdings Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 11,500 (2015–2016) [9]
Deflector Gold Mine Doray Minerals Gullewa Mid-West 3,735 (Sept. 2016) [10]
Edna May Gold Mine Evolution Mining Westonia Wheatbelt 71,028 (2015–2016) [11]
Frog's Leg Gold Mine Evolution Mining Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 110,000 (2014–15) [12]
Garden Well Gold Mine Regis Resources Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 107,719 (2014-2015) [13]
Golden Grove Mine MMG Limited Yalgoo Mid West 25,885[2] (2015-2016) [14]
Granny Smith Gold Mine Gold Fields Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 301,000 (2015) [3]
Gwalia Gold Mine St Barbara Limited Leonora Goldfields-Esperance 267,000 (2015–2016) [15]
Higginsville Gold Mine Metals X Limited Higginsville Goldfields-Esperance 91,371[9] (2015-2016) [7]
Jundee Gold Mine Northern Star Resources Wiluna Mid West 209,515 (2015-2016) [16]
Kalgoorlie North Gold Project Excelsior Gold Bardoc Goldfields-Esperance 12,828[7] (2015-2916) [17]
Kalgoorlie Super Pit Gold Mine Barrick Gold (50%) Newmont (50%) Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 756,000 (2016) [6]
Kanowna Belle Gold Mine Northern Star Resources Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 95,840 (2015-2016) [16]
Karari Gold Mine Saracen Mineral Holdings Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 49,000 (2015–2016) [9]
Kathleen Valley Gold Mine Ramelius Resources Leinster Goldfields-Esperance 51,973[11] (2015-16) [18]
King of the Hills Gold Mine[6] Saracen Mineral Holdings Leonora Goldfields-Esperance ~12,000 (2016) [19]
Kundana Gold Mine Northern Star Resources 51%
Rand Mining & Tribune Resources 49%
Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 210,174 (2015-2016) [16]
Lawlers Gold Mine Gold Fields Leinster Goldfields-Esperance inactive (2015) [7] [3]
Marvel Loch Gold Mine Shandong Tianye Group Marvel Loch Wheatbelt ~60,000[3] (2015) [20][21]
Mt Magnet Gold Mine Ramelius Resources Mount Magnet Mid West 51,636[12] (2015-16) [18]
Minjar Gold Mine Shandong Tyan Home Yalgoo Mid West ~35,000 (2015) [22]
Moolart Well Gold Mine Regis Resources Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 98,742 (2014-2015) [13]
Norseman Gold Mine Norseman Gold Plc Norseman Goldfields-Esperance 23,637 (2014-2015) [23]
Nullagine Gold Project Millenium Minerals Nullagine Pilbara 95,667 (2015-2016) [24]
Paddington Gold Mine Zijin Mining Group Co Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 189,368 (2015) [25]
Paulsens Gold Mine Northern Star Resources Pannawonica Pilbara 80,742 (2015-2016) [16]
Plutonic Gold Mine Billabong Gold Meekatharra Mid West 64,857[4] (2015-2016) [16]
Red October Gold Mine Saracen Mineral Holdings Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 55,700 (2015–2016) [9]
Rosemont Gold Mine Regis Resources Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 103,743 (2014-2015) [13]
St Ives Gold Mine Gold Fields Kambalda Goldfields-Esperance 372,000 (2015) [3]
Santa Gold Mine Silverlake Resources Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 50,000 (2015–2016) [8]
South Kalgoorlie Gold Mine Metals X Limited Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 45,403[8] (2015-2016) [7]
Sunrise Dam Gold Mine AngloGold Ashanti Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 214,000 (2015-2016) [26]
Telfer Mine Newcrest Mining Limited Telfer Pilbara 462,461 (2015–2016) [27]
Thunderbox Gold Mine Saracen Mineral Holdings Leinster Goldfields-Esperance 31,456 (2015-2016) [9]
Tropicana Gold Mine AngloGold Ashanti (70%)
Independence Group (30%)
Great Victoria Desert Goldfields-Esperance 448,116 (2015-2016) [28]
Ulysses Gold Mine Genesis Minerals Butterfly Goldfields-Esperance -[13] [29]
Vivien Gold Mine Ramelius Resources Leinster Goldfields-Esperance 7,230 (2015-16) [18]
White Foil Gold Mine Evolution Mining Kalgoorlie Goldfields-Esperance 45,000 (2014–15) [12]

Notes[edit]

  • ^[1] Some companies work on Calendar year (2015) (mostly non-Australian companies), others on Fiscal year (2015–16)
  • ^[2] Golden Grove is a zinc-copper mine that produces bi-product gold in a gold-silver-lead-copper concentrate
  • ^[3] Cornishman and Axehandle open pits and Nevoria underground
  • ^[4] Caribbean zone underground
  • ^[5] Waroonga and New Holland underground mines
  • ^[6] Formerly called Tarmoola Gold Mine
  • ^[7] Excelsior open pit at Bardoc
  • ^[8] Hampton-Boulder-Jubilee underground, Georges Reward and Cannon open pit
  • ^[9] Trident, Cowan Group and Fairplay mines
  • ^[10] Whangamata, Batavia, Jack Ryan, Callisto, Bluebird and Surprise West open pits, Paddy’s Flat underground mine
  • ^[11] Mossbecker, Yellow Aster Deeps, Yellow Aster North and Nil Desperandum open pits
  • ^[12] Perseverance, Saturn and Mars open pits
  • ^[13] November 2016 start-up

List of mines in care and maintenance[edit]

This is a list of gold mines in Western Australia that are currently under care and maintenance with no specific date of reopening:

Mine Owner Location Region Production
(troy ounces)
Period [1] Source
BrightStar Gold Mine Stone Resources Australia Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 14,287 (2010–11) [10] [30]
Bronzewing Gold Mine Metaliko Resources Wiluna Mid West 75,423 (2010–11) [31]
Burnakura Gold Mine Monument Mining Meekatharra Mid-West 2,641 (2009) [32]
Coolgardie Gold Mine Focus Minerals Coolgardie Goldfields-Esperance 72,832 (2010–11) [33]
Coyote Gold Mine Tanami Gold NL Tanami Desert Kimberley 47,960 (2009–10) [34]
Davyhurst Gold Mine Eastern Goldfields Limited Davyhurst Goldfields-Esperance 18,392 (2007–08) [35][36]
Fortnum Gold Mine Metals X Limited Peak Hill Mid West 25,000 (2006–07) [37]
Gidgee Gold Mine Panoramic Resources Sandstone Mid West 42,000 (2004) [38]
Kirkalocka Gold Mine Shandong Tyan Home Co Mount Magnet Mid West 9,400 (2008) [22]
Laverton Gold Project Focus Minerals Laverton Goldfields-Esperance 73,474 (2009–10) [39]
Mount Ida Gold Mine Eastern Goldfields Limited Mount Ida Goldfields-Esperance 1,646 (2007–08) [36]

Notes[edit]

List of advanced mining projects[edit]

This is a list of gold mine projects in Western Australia that are currently in an advanced state of planning or construction:[1]

Mine Owner Location Region Future production
(troy ounces per annum)
Start Source
Fortitude Gold Mine Matsa Resources Laverton Goldfields-Esperance [40]
Second Fortune Gold Mine Exterra Resources Laverton Goldfields-Esperance [41]

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References[edit]

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  41. ^ "Board Approval to Commence Mining at Second Fortune Gold Mine" (pdf). Exterra Resources. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 

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