Officially opened in 2005, the Super Pit Shop is the public face of KCGM and houses members of the KCGM Community Relations team and offers a range of activities, information and merchandise.
The Super Pit Shop
Super Pit Model: Check out the 3D model’s aerial perspective of the pit which depicts the final pit design expected in 2021. The model is complete with its own fleet of miniature 793C haul truck’s and a shovel!
Super Pit DVD Screenings: Take the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Australia’s largest gold mine and find out about the mining processes, huge equipment and history of The Golden Mile. Get blown away with footage of the popular blasts. The free screenings run regularly.
Information: Choose from a wide range of materials available on the famous pit and the surrounding mining operations, choose from a selection of material including the News and Views newsletter, KCGM Information Sheets and much more.
Hannan's North Tourist Mine
Walk around: Get up close to a 793 Dump Truck and a 994 Wheel Loader, or try your hand at traditional Gold Panning.
Explore: The Chinese Gardens, Dynamite room, Miners camp, Daisy Mae engine room and much more.
The Super Pit Shop is the perfect place to secure your own piece of Super Pit memorabilia. Choose from a range of premium Super Pit merchandise including headwear, clothing, mugs, posters, framed pictures, the Golden Quest Discovery Trail book and beautiful coffee table books.
The shop stocks authentic CAT scale models, so you can take home your own miniature version of the machinery that’s actually used at the Super Pit.
Golden Mile Gold
The historic Golden Mile is located on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA.
Since 1893, when Irishman Paddy Hannan started the rush that led to the discovery of the famous Mile, more than 50 million ounces of gold have been harvested from the area which is now incorporated in the Super Pit.
Purchase your own piece of the Golden Mile in the form of a gold nugget or splatter. Each piece is individually packaged in a unique jarrah box and has a certificate of authenticity.
Most of the gold nuggets and specimens recovered on the Golden Mile found their way into the refinery at the Perth Mint. Very few have survived. That’s what makes Golden Mile Gold so special. Surface prospecting continues on very limited areas not yet part of the Super Pit, and once these are worked, there will be no more. Gold nuggets are unique and no two are alike.
The old timers did an excellent job of removing the coarse gold during the ninety years of underground mining on the Golden Mile. The gold KCGM extracts now is not visible to the naked eye. It has to be processed, concentrated and eventually poured into gold bars. Straight from the Fimiston Gold room at KCGM are gold ‘splatters’. To pour gold bars, moulds are arranged in a configuration called a cascade. A splatter is formed when the gold runs down the cascade, and stops flowing along the lip of the mould. Like gold nuggets, every splatter is totally unique. KCGM splatters range between 75-80% pure which is equivalent to 18 carat gold and can be used as display pieces or for jewellery.
Boulder Market Day
Boulder Market Day is the 3rd Sunday of every month and this is when the famous Burt St, the heart of Boulder, comes alive with a variety of market stalls, food and entertainment. The very popular one hour Super Pit tours run at 9.00am, 10:00am, 11:00am & 12:00pm and depart from the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society, Hamilton Street, Boulder.
Jump on the bus to get a first hand look inside the KCGM mining operations. Sit back and learn about one of Australia’s largest gold mines from one of our knowledgeable tour guides. The tour takes you through the KCGM Black Street security gates past the mine site offices, Fimiston Mill, Workshop Yard and to an internal lookout on the South Eastern side of the Super Pit. At the internal lookout, passengers are able to get out of the bus and view the operation from a different perspective than the public lookout.
Tickets are free on the day of departure, and are given on a first in, first served basis. Please note that it is a requirement that all passengers wear fully enclosed shoes for the tour.
For further information call (08) 9022 1664 or come and see the friendly staff at the Super Pit Shop, open weekdays 10:00am-3:00pm. Closed public holidays and weekends.
Kalgoorlie Tours and Charters Super Pit Tour
Kalgoorlie Tours and Charters, an experienced local tour company, run regular tours of the Super Pit. Be KCGM mine site inducted before viewing the massive mining and milling operations of KCGM from the safety of an air-conditioned bus. For bookings and enquiries contact (08) 9021 2211.
The Super Pit Shop
Off the Goldfields Highway
Western Australia 6432
P: 08 9022 1664
Monday – Friday
10am – 3pm
Closed public holidays and weekends