New Australian gold mine officially opened

Photo: Gold Road Resources

Australia’s newest gold operation, the Gruyere Mine in Western Australia, has recnently been officially opened and is safely ramping up to an average annual production of 300,000 ounces.

Located 200 kilometres east of Laverton in the north-eastern Goldfields, the Gruyere Mine (Gruyere) is a joint venture between Gold Fields and Gold Road, with Gold Fields the mine operator and manager.

Gruyere is a globally significant Tier One1 gold operation and has a current mine life of 12 years. First gold was poured on 30 June 2019 and by the end of this year the mine is expected to meet its first production target of 75,000 – 100,000 ounces for 2019.

The mine was officially opened by Western Australia’s Mines and Petroleum Minister, the

Honourable Bill Johnston, in a ceremony at the site that was attended by representatives of the Joint Venture parties, key contractors and the traditional owners of the land on which the mine is located, the Yilka people.

Speaking at Gruyere’s opening, Minister Johnston said: “Congratulations to Gold Road and Gold Fields on the opening of Western Australia’s newest gold mine.

“The Gruyere project is vitally important to Western Australia, not only because of its gold output but also because it will provide around 250 jobs over the next 12 years and open up a new gold province.”

Gold Fields Executive Vice President Australasia, Stuart Mathews, said: “Gold Fields is excited to have Gruyere as part of its portfolio of mines in Western Australia including the St Ives, Granny Smith and Agnew operations.

“Gold Fields has a demonstrated commitment to Western Australia and Gruyere is a good example of a gold mining operation which provides long-term jobs, sustained industry investment and ongoing spend and support to the local economy.”