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Address: Leviathan Rd, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
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Stawell Gold Mine is the largest gold mining operation in Victoria. The...

Stawell Gold Mine is the largest gold mining operation in Victoria. The mine is renowned (ambiguously) for being the hottest mine in Australia. The Gold mining operations in Stawell have been in operation more recently since the first owners commenced in the eighties. The current owners are Crocodile Mining and have several other mines. The Gold mine has a large viewing area along Reefs Road that runs alongside the portal that enters the mine and continues for approx. 2-3 kilometres in many different directions under the city of Stawell. The observation area has a commentary device activated by visitors to the attraction and visitors can observe the large mining machinery working the mine and also listen to the mining history in Stawell (since 1870's). There are many facets to the visitor area including a heavy bar that repesents the wieght of a REAL gold ingot bar (similar to those poured at the mine in the foundry). The mine at times offers observation tours to SOME areas of the mine IF the request is reasonable and can be negotiated with the owners/administration of the mining operations.

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We unfortunatly didn't get to see much from the observation area. Was a little disappionted that all we could see was the high fences around the fields.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
habanachooky
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We unfortunatly didn't get to see much from the observation area. Was a little disappionted that all we could see was the high fences around the fields.

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Thank habanachooky
Bairnsdale, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Interesting to see a working site in VIC. Quite out of the town if on foot. wasnt able to see much as need a pass. Contact Site first before visiting, not to be dissapointed

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Thank melinda s
Melbourne, Australia
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2,181 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

You do not walk around a mined picking up nuggets. You dig out a lot of dirt and rock, which will usually contain a small amount of gold, which is extracted through various treatment processes. Mining is a hard and dirty job, though far less dangerous than it once was. You can get a glimpse of the mining process at... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Not sure how much of an attraction this is to be honest. The view from the top of the hill was the highlight but there's not much to see here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic observation deck with a handful of information about the history and the operation of the mine. You can even accompany the exact moment the diggers get into it to extract the materials!

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Thank Késia G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Interesting tour of a working mine on the outskirts of the town. There are historical displays of old mining techniques and then the opportunity to watch the current processes.

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Thank JustTravelAnywhere
Stawell, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This mine is only open for tours at certain times of the year. The underground tour is well worth the time. If you don't like being underground don't go as you can have a surface tour over the rest of the mine site/

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Thank Peter G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

You cannot do a tour but interesting to watch the mine at work Take the time to detour from the grampians to find what stawell has Good views from lookout

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Thank kevin d
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Had many trips to Stawell but never knew there was a working gold mine there. Was very interesting and well worth a visit.

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Thank Alison M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting mine just on edge of town. Mine is a going concern. See trucks and crusher going on boundary fence . They have old drawings snd explanation on how it all works just needs a face lift as hard to read because of its age. But good to see

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