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Sunrise Dam, Australia

Sunrise Dam is an underground and open pit operation located 220km northeast of Kalgoorlie and 55km south of Laverton.

Ownership

100%

Mineral Reserve

Stacked rocks [icon]
1.04Moz
of gold

Gold production

Production [icon]
252koz

All-in sustaining costs

Costs [icon]
$1,583/oz

Capital expenditure

Cashflow [icon]
$47m

Workforce

Worker [icon]
763

Overview and locality

Ore from the underground mine is supplemented by low-grade stockpiles generated during open cut mining to fill the processing plant.

The 4.1 Mtpa processing plant comprises conventional gravity and CIL circuits and a flotation/fine grind circuit.

A major multi-year underground exploration programme underway at the site has identified extensions to known mineralisation and several significant new ore zones.

A brief history

  • Open pit production began in 1997 and the main pit was completed at a final depth of 500m below surface in 2014.
  • Underground mining started in 2003 with various mining methods being applied, depending on the style of mineralisation and grade of the geological domain.
  • Installation of a new fine grind and flotation circuit was completed in the second half of 2018.
  • Mining at the Golden Delicious open pit which began in 2021 was completed in 2023
  • The Vogue and Frankie zones are currently the main sources of ore at the underground mine
Australia, location of Sunrise Dam [map]

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