Hainault Gold Mine


Useful Information

Location: In the center of Boulder and the Golden Mile. Kalgoorlie-Boulder. 600 km east of Perth, at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.
Open: closed
Fee: closed
Classification:  Gold mine
Light: closed
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Guided tours: D=90min.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:51:55 $

History

 
17-JUN-1893Paddy Hannan registered his claim.
1910produced 200 kilograms of gold, one of the major mines on the Golden mile.
1931Golden Eagle found, the largest nugget weighing 32,177 kg.
1968closed.
1973reopened as a tourist attraction.
1992forced to close.

Description

This tourist mine is not operational any more. Many people may have visited this mine during twenty years of operation as a tourist mine. But its proximity to the Super Pit made it necessary to close the mine. The huge opencast mine continues to grow and this historic mine was in the way. Instead  Hannan's North Tourist Mine is now open for tourists.

When the mine was still open, the visitors were taken down in a lift cage to a depth of 60m. Beneath the ore bearing rock, the power station and the original machinery were the main sights.


See also


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