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27. Newmont Gold Mine

Newmont’s Boddington Gold mine is located within the Saddleback greenstone belt in Western Australia. A large gold and copper mine, Boddington is located 16 km from the rural farming town of Boddington and 120 km from Western Australia’s capital city, Perth.

 

Boddington was a three-way joint venture between Newmont, AngloGold Ashanti and Newcrest. In 2009, Newmont purchased AngloGold Ashanti’s shares to become the sole owner of Boddington. Commercial production began in 2009, and in March 2011 the operation produced its first one million ounces of gold.

 

Key Facts

  • Boddington is one of Australia's largest producing gold mines.
  • Boddington produces gold and copper concentrate.
  • Commercial production began in 2009 and the mine reached two million ounces of gold production in August 2012.

 

Mine Tours

Go West Tours offers visitors the opportunity to experience Newmont Boddington Gold up close.

 

You will be taken behind the scenes to see a working gold mine up close.  Look down into the South Pit where ore is mined and watch as the giant haul trucks transport their loads to be placed on an overland conveyor and transferred to the Processing Plant to be turned into gold. 

 

The 90 Minute tour will end with a short drive to the picturesque Boddington town. You will learn about the gold mine’s long history in the Boddington township, going back 35 years when gold was first discovered and can try your hand at panning for gold!

 

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Contact Address

Boddington CRC

20 Bannister Road 

(Cnr Bannister Rd & Wuraming Ave)
Phone: 08 9883 8246
reception@boddingtonoldschool.org
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

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