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  • 1. Kalgoorlie Monday 10th June 2013
  • 2. Australia
  • 3. Australia’s Capital Cities
  • 4. Locating Kalgoorlie Kalgoorlie 596km North- East of Perth
  • 5. History of Kalgoorlie • Aboriginal Name: Coolgoorlie • Located on the Golden Mile • First explored in the 1860s by Europeans • Founded during the Yilgarn-Goldfields gold rush
  • 6. Historical Kalgoorlie
  • 7. Kalgoorlie Gold Rush • First Gold Find • Paddy Hannan in 1893 • Mt Charlotte • 700 men arrived within days • One of the largest gold rushes in Australia • Deep underground gold reefs • Goldfields pipeline
  • 8. Equipment in Kalgoorlie
  • 9. Goldfields Pipeline • Water is needed for gold mining • There is little natural water in the desert around Kalgoorlie • A pipeline to pump water to Kalgoorlie • An uphill pipeline running for 500kms
  • 10. Goldfields Pipeline
  • 11. The Pipeline Today
  • 12. Kalgoorlie Today • A bustling mining town • High rate of tourism • Known as a mining town • Home of the largest gold pit in Australia
  • 13. Mines • There are 15 mines in the Kalgoorlie area
  • 14. The Super Pit • The largest open pit mine in Australia • Produces 850,000 ounces of gold per year • Owned by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) • Formed when 10 other mines all joined together
  • 15. The Super Pit
  • 16. The Super Pit
  • 17. A Tour of Kalgoorlie Today • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILubVNq1eqY
  • 18. Kalgoorlie Tourism • http://www.kalgoorlietourism.com/Kalgoorlie- Boulder-Attractions