Biggest Gold Open Pit Mine in the Country
The Super Pit produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year and its operation far outweighs any other mining centre in Australia. The Super Pit is the biggest gold open pit mine in the country.The current Super Pit is approximately 3.5km long, 1.5km wide and 360 metres deep. The approved long-term pit development will see the Super Pit grow to be approximately 3.9km long, 1.6km wide and exceed 500 metres in depth. KCGMs geologists continue to drill exploration holes and look for every opportunity to add to the mine ore reserves and life of the operation.
Where is the Super Pit? KCGM's operation is at the south-east corner of the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, which is about 600kms east of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.