Newmont Mining Corporation’s Boddington gold mine is MINING DAILY’s Mine of the Week.
Newmont Mining Corporation recently conducted the first gold pour at its Boddington mine in Western Australia.
In addition, the Company has trucked its first shipment of copper concentrate from the mine to the port in Bunbury.
The event marked the commencement of gold production at Boddington after the first production of copper concentrate in August.
At full production, Boddington will be Australia’s largest gold mine.
Annual gold production is estimated at approximately one million ounces a year for the first full five years with costs applicable to sales of about US$300 per ounce (including copper credits).
Newmont’s Boddington operation is a large, open pit mine in Western Australia located 130 km southeast of Perth within the Saddleback Greenstone Belt.