Hannans North Tourist Mine

Mining in the Goldfields, from the beginning.

Put on your walking shoes as you walk through the ages of mining. Pan for gold and feel tiny in a reconstructed haul pak dump truck. The Hannans North Tourist Mine displays an array of mining items from the small-scale alluvial mining of the late 1800s, to large scale open cut and underground mining. Hannans North Mine site is one the original mine sites in Kalgoorlie, first leased in 1893. The original Hannans shaft was used to extract gold between 1934 and 1952. When Hainault Tourist Mine closed down in 1991, the collection was moved to the Hannans North Site.


130 Goldfields Highway
Mullingar WA 6430

Opening Hours

Sun to Fri 9am - 4pm

Exploration drilling

Learn about drilling through the ages, with this display of drilling heads, and section of a drilling rig. The first modern drilling rigs were invented in the 1800s. Drilling is used to extract...


Hannans North Tourist Mine has a pay office building with an original set of drawers which were used to hold the pay and tribute slips for every employee. In the early goldrush, miners would bid...

Sampling the earth

Core samples are an important part of the mining process. The cores are collected during exploration drilling, and undergo a process to determine the amount and quality of ore. If there is a large...

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