Kanowna Belle Goldmines

Useful Information

Location: At the abandoned mining town of Kanowna. 20 km from Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Goldfields Highway, follow the signs to Williamstown and Yarri Roads.
600 km east of Perth, at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.
Open: daily 7-17
Classification: MineGold mine
Guided tours:
Address: Kanowna Belle Gold Mines, Yarri Road, Kalgoorlie, Tel: +61-8-9080-6111, Fax: +61-8-9091-4929.
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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Kanowna Belle Goldmines are not really tourist mines, but working opencast gold mines which do not offer tours. But there are two public lookouts at the AurionGold mining operations. One shows an abandoned open pit with developed underground access, the other one offers views of the processsing plant.

Kanowna Belle is one of the lowest cost gold producers in the world. The production cost is only AUD 6,135 per kg. The total production is about 8,000 kg per year (1998).