The Kalgoorlie Museum of the Goldfields was quite interesting place to visit. We learnt a lot about the goldfields and history of gold exploration in the area.
The basement vault contains replicas of historic gold nugget finds and explains the costly process of extracting the precious metal, for example…
- The gold produced for a single gold wedding ring may require the removal of over 20 tonnes of rock!
- Gold mining produces more waste rock per gram of metal than any other metal
- The production process is known to release toxic metals into the environment and uses large amounts of energy