How Does It Feel To Be In A Gold Mine

Gold mines, even today, we associate them with something very exciting. After all, not for nothing there were gold fevers, which surely didn´t result in much of a clear thinking. If you have an opportunity to visit one of the modern operating mines, you may want to put on hold, the visions of actually seeing glittering gold. What’s most striking is the unbelievable scale of everything that comes in use when mining for gold. Machines as large as few storeys high buildings that  from a distance look like miniature toys for children, given the enormity of what you see around the machines. Welcome to some of the impressive gold mines around the world.

The Fimiston Open Pit (Super Pit) near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia


Super Pit near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia / Photo: Andrew Parnell


Super Pit near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia / Photo: Martina Advaney


Super Pit near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia / Photo: Martina Advaney


Super Pit near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia / Photo: Martina Advaney


Super Pit near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia / Photo: Martina Advaney

Martha Mine in the Waihi township, New Zealand


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Barrick Cowal Gold Mine, New South Wales, Australia


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Muruntau in Kyzyl Kum Desert, Uzbekistan


Explosion in Muruntau in Kyzyl Kum Desert, Uzbekistan / Photo: Shutterstock


Muruntau in Kyzyl Kum Desert, Uzbekistan / Photo: Shutterstock

Gold Quarry Mine, Pit, Nevada


Gold Quarry Mine, Pit, Nevada / Photo: jhm_

Kumtor, Kyrgyzstan’s largest gold mine


Kumtor, Kyrgyzstan’s largest gold mine / Photo: Shutterstock


Kumtor, Kyrgyzstan’s largest gold mine – close up / Photo: Shutterstock

Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine, Colorado, USA


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