• Operating locations in Asia Pacific include Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
  • At full capacity, Boddington will be one of Australia's largest gold producers.

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The Asia Pacific Region

Newmont Asia PacificDuring the past decade, Newmont's Asia Pacific region has grown to become the company's largest asset. These years have brought tremendous opportunity and challenges to the company, from the discovery of additional ore reserves to ensuring the responsible management of local environments.

Newmont acquired its Australian, New Zealand and Indonesian assets as part of the acquisition of Normandy Mining in 2002, and mining in Indonesia began in the late 1990s. Newmont also has the Martha open pit and Favona underground mines in Waihi, New Zealand.

Our newest Australian asset is the Boddington operation, which poured its first gold in September 2009 and produced its first one million ounces in March 2011. In 2010, Boddington Gold produced 728,000 ounces of gold and 58 million pounds of copper.

 

 

Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO)

As a large energy user in Australia, Newmont triggers the requirement to participate in the Australian Government's Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program. The EEO program requires participants to conduct detailed assessments of their energy use in order to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency. Participants are also required to publicly report the results of the assessment and the business response to the opportunities that have been identified. Further details on the EEO program can be found at www.energyefficiencyopportunities.gov.au.

Click here for Newmont Australia's 2013 public report, which covers the EEO assessments conducted during the period from July 2012 to June 2013. Newmont will continue to update the results of the EEO program annually on our website.

Click here for the previous 2012 report.

Boddington Annual Compliance Report

In accordance with EPBC approval for the Interim Permit obtained in 2012 (EPBC 2011/6192), click here for the annual compliance report against conditions.

 

 

 

Boddington, Western Australia

Australia's newest gold mine, Newmont Boddington Gold, commenced plant start-up in July 2009. At year end 2010 the mine had reserves of 20 million ounces of gold and 2.4 billion pounds of copper.

 

Tanami, Northern Territory

Newmont’s Tanami Operations is located on Aboriginal freehold land in the remote Tanami Desert of the Northern Territory. Mining for gold began in the early 1900s and, most recently, from the late-1980s to present day. Production in 2010 was from the Callie underground operation, at Dead Bullock Soak, with ore processed at the Granites Mill, more than 40km to the east. At the end of 2010, Callie had 2 million ounces of gold reserves. In July 2011, a decision was announced to invest $450 million on a deep shaft project that has the potential to extend the mine life.

 

 

 

Waihi, New Zealand

Waihi Gold includes the Martha Mine open pit and Favona Underground mines in the town of Waihi, about 150km south of Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island. Historical mining dates back to the 1878. Total production in 2010 was 108,000 ounces of gold and 522,129 ounces of silver. At the end of 2010, Waihi had proven and probable reserves or 460,000. A new underground project, Trio, can be accessed from the existing Favona portal and has been granted resource and land use consents to proceed. 

 

 

Batu Hijau, Indonesia

On the remote and tropical island of Sumbawa, the PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT) operation at Batu Hijau is surrounded by lush green forest and is close to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. We have been producing copper concentrate that contains small quantities of gold since 2000. We also have spent nearly a decade improving infrastructure, health care and education for nearby villagers. At the current production rate, the open pit mine is expected to operate for the next two decades.

Click here to visit PTNNT's website.

To learn about tailings at Batu Hijau, download this fact sheet.

 

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

The super pit is a famous landmark in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 600km east of Perth. Once known as the "richest square mile of gold on earth," mining of the famous Golden Mine began in the early 1890s. The "Super Pit" and Mount Charlotte underground mine, has since produced nearly 50 million ounces of gold. The operation produced 754,000 ounces of gold in 2010 and at year end had proven and probable reserves of 7.54 million ounces. Approval has been granted and operations commenced on the Golden Pike Cutback.