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The Kalgoorlie Super Pit

The Kalgoorlie Super Pit

Owner: Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines

Type of Mine: Gold

Location: Kalgoorlie, Australia

Built: 1989

As the largest open-pit gold mine, the Faimiston Open Pit, commonly called the Super Pit, cuts an oblong shape out of Western Australia 3.5 km long, 1.5 km wide and 320 meters deep.  The Super Pit produces around 850,000 ounces of gold each year.

Image courtesy of; Kalgoorlie consolidated Gold Mines, 10 January 2012

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