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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:56 pm

Hi

For the members from the east who havent seen the pit, here is a short vid showing the blast
from a hundred odd tonnes of explosive gear..

http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2011/01/17/3114411.htm?site=goldfields

Also if coming to WA why not call into the lookout at the pit and witness a blast
in the raw, here are the phone numbers to get the blasting times for each day

The public lookout is open 7.00am to 9.00pm daily and allows you to take a look at this enormous mining operation in action. Blasting occurs regularly and while advance notice is given where possible, for the most up to date information telephone the public inquiry line on 08 9022 1100 or contact the Kalgoorlie Goldfields Visitor Centre on (08) 9021 1966



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Post  Ash100456 on Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:43 pm

What a Ripper ! Thanks for posting that Pete. On our first time west 3 years ago we dropped in & had a look, The Super Pit was much bigger than i had thought, Also i knew there was mining activity going on in the west but it blew me away how many minesite we went past in our trip around the Golden West. Heading over in early May to try our luck in finding some of that yella stuff.
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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:05 pm

Cheers ash


Hope you do well over here on the gold mate...
happy hunting and bring us a few of them yummy local oysters over ay Razz


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Post  mariner3800 on Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:41 pm

Hi Beeppinpeter, Thanks for posting the link, love those big toys

Pete cheers cheers cheers
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Post  Ash100456 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:18 am

Thanks Pete, Looking forward to getting amongst it. Never been a fan of our renowned Oysters so you can have my share, I can throw in a heap of squid ( calamari ) as i caught 39 over a couple of nights off the rocks in front of where i live.
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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:01 am

Ash

affraid Calamari gladly excepted mate, love those boneless litle tasy buggers Razz


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Post  Ash100456 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:17 am

Will gladly drop it all off to you at your secret golding spot, What was those co-ords again ? : LOL
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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:10 pm

All those big holes around and under the town... One day Kal and Boulder will all fall in... (sorry Pete)
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Post  Jigalong on Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:09 pm

Thanks Pete, that was great watching. Last year I arrived at Boulder 15 minutes after the earthquake. People told me they thought the Super Pit had caused it. Was this ever proved or disproved ?
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Post  xenon on Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:29 pm

Wait 20 to 25 years and see the size the new Boddington pit will become. Pretty sure they were going to call it the MEGA PIT but not sure whether that name ever stuck.
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Post  gim on Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:51 am

hi jig
the earthquake was on a differant fault line,nothing to do with the superpit or mt charlotte..gim..

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Post  Jigalong on Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:16 am

Thanks Gim.
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Post  AU_Tecta on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:31 pm

Sweet vid/Links mate!..to see this mine in real life is something that you would expect to see on Mars....to see it in full operation like this is just amazing! Shocked ...very handy tools of the trade there!
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Post  dan011178 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:42 pm

There is also a tour that you can do that goes inside the Superpit.


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