Peak Hill Proprietary Mine History - TOWN WITH A HEART OF GOLD
Here we see views from one of the open cut mines, looking back towards the town of Peak Hill.
Gold was discovered at Peak Hill in 1889.
Peak Hill was described as a high hill of felspathic rock containing large masses of iron, ferruginous quartz and quartzite.
The historic mine operated between 1893 and 1917 producing about 60,000 ounces from 500,000 tonnes of rock. Alkane excavated for gold on the site between 1996 and 2002 retrieving 145,000 ounces from 4.9 million tonnes.
While much of the historic operations were consumed by the recent mining activity, Alkane has managed to preserve some of the old workings.
The mine was closed 2002 and is now open for public viewing.
The Open Cut Experience includes both the historic works and the more recent mines,several walking paths have been constructed.
Self guided tours are FREE.
Mine tours can be booked for groups of 20 or more people
TOUR BOOKINGS : Phone (02)6862 6000