• In 1962, Newmont revolutionized the gold mining industry with the world’s first discovery of submicroscopic or “invisible gold.”
  • Newmont helped found the ICMM, promoting sustainable development and social responsibility in mining.

Boddington Mines 1 Million Ounces

Boddington, Western Australia

Australia’s newest gold mine poured its first millionth ounce in March. This is a historic milestone for Newmont’s flagship operation, which poured its first gold ounce almost two years ago in September 2009.

Considerable work was required to bring the operation, one of Australia’s largest gold producers, into safe production. More than 14,000 employees and contractors worked more than 14 million man hours to start up the project.

“Our first gold pour proved the process, but our first million ounces demonstrates what we can do when we are committed and focused,” said Jeff Huspeni, senior vice president, Newmont Asia Pacific. “I congratulate our site team, which has worked the safe hours to achieve this historic milestone.”

September 6, 2011