Kalgoorlie mining

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Kalgoorlie mining

  1. 1. Kalgoorlie Monday 10th June 2013
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Historical Kalgoorlie
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Equipment in Kalgoorlie
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Goldfields Pipeline
  8. 8. The Pipeline Today
  9. 9. Kalgoorlie Today • A bustling mining town • High rate of tourism • Known as a mining town • Home of the largest gold pit in Australia
  10. 10. Mines • There are 15 mines in the Kalgoorlie area
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. The Super Pit
  13. 13. The Super Pit

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