Hannan's North Tourist Mine

The Mining Hall Of Fame


Useful Information

Location: Kalgoorlie-Boulder. 7km north of Kalgoorlie, via the Goldfields Highway.
600km east of Perth, at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.
Open: All year Mon-Fri, Sun 9-16.
Anzac day: 12-16.
Closed 25-DEC, 31-DEC, Boxing day, Good Friday.
[2015]
Fee: Adults AUD 10, Children (5-15) AUD 6, Seniors AUD 6, Concession AUD 6, Family (2+4) AUD 30.
[2015]
Classification: ExplainGold mine
Light: electric
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Address: Hannan's North Tourist Mine, Goldfields Highway, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, Tel: +61-8-9022-1664.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

1893 mine opened.
1952 gold ore exhausted, mine closed.
1992 opened as a show mine.
OCT-2001 renamed Miners Hall of Fame.
NOV-2011 closed due to financial difficulties.
2013 reopened.

Description

The Hannan's North Tourist Mine is a show mine since 1992. In NOV-2011 the business was in financial trouble and was closed, but in 2013 it was reopened. Only part of the former exhibits still exist. The underground tour, which is still mentioned in guidebooks, the presentation how a gold bar is poured, and the Pitch Black Tour into an undeveloped level of the mine are not offered any more.

Hannan's North Tourist Mine offers the possibility to ride on a huge 793C Dump Truck. From the truck you have a great view into the huge open cast mine.

The Miners Hall of Fame is dedicated to the importance of mines and miners to the wealth of Australia. This exhibition was created for Australia's Centenary of Federation year in 2001. Later it was renamed Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame. Between 2001 and 2011 the whole site was named after the exhibition, but it is now again named Hannan's North Tourist Mine.