Super PitCurrently Open
- Address: Super Pit, Fimiston WA 6432, Australia, Kalgoorlie
Super Pit, also called the Fimiston Open Pit, was Australia's largest open cut gold mine until 2016. The Super Pit is located off the Goldfields Highway on the south-east edge of Kalgoorlie, just 8 kilometres from the town. At 3.5 kilometres long, the pit is oblong in shape and is 1.5 kilometres wide and over 600 meters deep, so large that it can be seen from the space. Originally this place had several small underground mines which were later consolidated into one open pit by Alan Bond and the Super Pit was eventually created in 1989. Most of the gold ore found here is formed of the Golden Mile Dolerite. The mine also has a nickel.