AngloGold Ashanti has two operations in Australasia, both located in the northern goldfields of Western Australia. These are:
Sunrise Dam (100%), located 220km northeast of Kalgoorlie and 55km south of Laverton. The mine produced ore from both an open pit and an underground mine during 2013. After more than 17 years of operation, the open pit was completed to a depth of 490m below surface at the end of 2013. Sunrise Dam will transition to solely underground mining in 2014. Mining is conducted by contract mining companies and the ore is treated in a conventional gravity and carbon-in-leach (CIL) processing plant, which is owner-managed.
Tropicana, an unincorporated joint venture between AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70%) and Independence Group NL (30%), is located 330km east-northeast of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Development of the project, which is managed by AngloGold Ashanti on behalf of the joint venture partners, is proceeding apace.
AngloGold Ashanti also has an extensive exploration programme in the area around the Tropicana project that covers some 13,500km2 of tenements along a 600km strike length. This area in Western Australia is considered one of the most prospective for new gold discoveries in Australia.
Download the full Australia fact sheet for more: AngloGold Ashanti in Australia