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Whereis > WA > Kalgoorlie

Map of Kalgoorlie, WA 6430

The city of Kalgoorlie‚ with its associated town of Boulder‚ is an important pastoral district and the capital of Western Australia’s gold mining industry. Kalgoorlie’s days of glory began in June 1893‚ when Irish prospectors Paddy Hannan‚ Thomas Flanagan and Dan Shea found alluvial gold at what is now the top end of Hannan Street and started the last great goldrush in Australian history. Subsequent discoveries of deep reefs on the Boulder Fault‚ a few kilometres south‚ proved much richer and the town of Boulder was soon established. Gold-bearing ores from the famous Golden Mile‚ as it became known‚ are still being mined over 100 years later. Visitors today may see the mining activity from the Super Pit Lookout.

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