Norton Gold Fields
Norton Gold Fields
Paddington Operations
Norton Gold Fields
Norton Gold Fields
  • Location
    Western Australia
  • Ownership
  • Project status
    In Operation + Technical Upgrading and Expansion
  • Deposit Type
    Greenstone belt orogenic gold deposit
  • Mineral Resources (Inclusive of Mineral Reserves)
    Contained gold of 11.75Moz with grade of 0.89g/t
  • Mining & Processing methods
    Open mining + underground mining + flotation
  • 2022 Production
    Mined gold: 177koz
  • Project Overview

    Norton Gold Fields is one of the largest gold producers in Australia. Located in the prolific Kalgoorlie Gold Belt in Western Australia, its concessions cover an expansive area of nearly 1000 square kilometers, with promising exploration prospects.

  • Debottlenecking and Expansion

    The 5 Mtpa Low-Grade Gold Ore Heap Leaching Project and the Refractory Gold Ore Project have commenced production, further extending the service life of the Paddington Processing Plant. Norton Gold Fields has a production capacity of more than 160,000 ounces (5 tonnes) of gold per annum.

  • ESG

    Norton Gold Fields upholds the mission of Mining for a Better Society. The company prioritizes creating employment opportunities for local residents and fulfills its social responsibilities in diverse areas, including science, education, culture, and healthcare. It is committed to supporting the growth of underage community members and has been providing funding for Chinese language teaching at the Kalgoorlie Primary School since 2019.

    In February 2022, the company sponsored Western Australia’s first palliative care program for children initiated by the state government. In July 2022, the company organized two fundraisers for community schools and charitable organizations to support children’s education and assist those affected by domestic violence.

    The company participates in and supports the nationwide Go Pink campaign to aid breast cancer treatment. Additionally, it sponsors Pila, a team that plays Australian rules football, to participate in the Goldfields Aboriginal Football Carnival, contributing significantly to the development of indigenous sports in the community.

    Norton Gold Fields operates in strict compliance with Australian laws and regulations concerning safety and environmental protection. It focuses on the development of a robust HSE system and upholds the highest applicable standards in these areas.

    The project has established an emergency rescue team consisting of highly skilled members from the front-line production teams. Their dedication and expertise have consistently earned them awards such as the Best Team in the Western Australia Surface and Underground Emergency Rescue Competitions.

  • M&A

    Zijin Mining acquired a 100% interest in Norton Gold Fields through two acquisitions in 2012 and 2015, respectively.

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