Golden Grove is an underground and open pit base and precious metals mine located in Western Australia.
It is located approximately 450 kilometres north-east of Perth and 250 kilometres east of Geraldton.
Golden Grove includes two underground mines and one open-pit mine.
The two underground mines produce zinc concentrate, copper concentrate and a high precious metals (HPM) concentrate using sub-level stoping.
Golden Grove commenced open pit operations above Gossan Hill in January 2012. Over its life, the copper open pit is forecast to produce approximately 235,000 tonnes of copper concentrate.
The ore is processed using a crushing, grinding and flotation process. Concentrates are then transported by truck to the Port of Geraldton before being exported to smelters in Asia and Europe.
Additional exploration of nearby tenements during 2013 was aimed at improving the long-term profitability and sustainability of Golden Grove.
Annual production of zinc concentrate was 60% higher than 2013, due to higher throughput and increased zinc feed grades. In accordance with the mine plan, annual copper production decreased by 9% as Golden Grove focused on zinc production in the second half 2014 following the slowdown of mining from the copper open pit.
For up-to-date production figures, refer to the latest MMG quarterly production report.
Golden Grove mine
Geraldton Western Australia 6531
T: +61 8 9956 4222
F: +61 8 9961 3860
The Golden Grove mine operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.
The site office administration hours are 6am - 6pm, 7 days a week.
Golden Grove is a closed site and does not provide tours.
Golden Grove has a presence in Geraldton through its Port Operations, Community Relations and Bayalgu Pre-employment Training Office.
399 Marine Terrace
Geraldton WA 6530
Its office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
T +61 8 9956 4130 or +61 8 9956 4132
F +61 8 9956 4140
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||Approximately 450 kilometres north-east of Perth and 280 kilometres east of Geraldton in Western Australia.
||Zinc concentrate, copper concentrate, precious metal concentrate
||Underground, sub-level open stoping
||Conventional grinding and flotation
|Current mine life
as at 30 June 2014
|1.26 million tonnes zinc
0.6 million tonnes copper
0.11 million tonnes lead
0.7 million ounces gold
34 million ounces silver
as at 30 June 2014
|0.27 million tonnes zinc
0.12 million tonnes copper
0.03 million tonnes lead
0.3 million ounces gold
8.5 million ounces silver
full-time equivalent as at 31 December 2013
|558 employees and contractors
||Concentrates are exported through the nearby Port of Geraldton to smelters in China, Japan, India, Thailand and Australia.