Discover the magic of gold on Go West’s Gold Mine Experience tour of Newmont Boddington Gold, one of Australia’s largest producing gold mines. Kitted out with “high vis” safety gear, you will be taken behind the scenes to see a working gold mine up close. Look down into the South Pit where ore is mined and watch as the giant haul trucks transport their loads to be placed on an overland conveyor and transferred to the Processing Plant to be turned into gold. Watch the ore as it is fed into grinding mills in the Processing Plant where steel balls grind the ore into a fine powder and gold is separated, ready for melting in a 1100°C furnace and poured into moulds. The 90 minute tour will end with a short drive to the picturesque Boddington town. You will learn about the gold mine’s long history in the Boddington township, going back 35 years when gold was first discovered and can try your hand at panning for gold! Located just 130km from Perth, it’s the closest working mine to Western Australia’s capital city and a comfortable day tour to Boddington.