SHOWCASE MINE OF THE WEEK - FIMISTON SUPER PIT!!
The Fimiston Open pit, also known as the Super Pit, located on south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, is the sixth deepest open-pit mine in the world. The gold producing open pit mine is 3.8km long, 1.5km wide and up to 600m deep. The mine is owned and operated by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM), a 50-50 joint venture company comprised of Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining. The mine produced 296,000oz of gold during the first half of 2013. The proven and probable reserves at Fimiston open pit as of December 2012 was estimated to be more than 8Moz - Mining Technology.