Associated Event

26th International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings
16–18 April 2024 | Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne, Australia

Fosterville Site Visit

19 April 2024 | Fosterville Gold Mine, Fosterville, Australia

The ACG is facilitating a site visit for some attendees of the Paste 2024 conference. Agnico Eagle has generously offered their Fosterville mine for a site visit. Agnico Eagle seeks a diverse group of site visitors and there are restrictions on the number of visitors from the one company.

The ACG reserves the right to cancel this visit, should insufficient registrations be received.

Applications for this event are now closed.

Collaborating Organisation

About the site

Fosterville Gold Mine – operated by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited – is the largest gold producer in the state of Victoria. It is a high-grade, low-cost underground mine, situated 25 km east of Bendigo and 130 km north of the city of Melbourne.

Fosterville commenced production in April of 2005 and produced its one millionth ounce of gold in December 2015. In March 2023, Fosterville celebrated producing its 4 millionth ounce of gold. The Company’s long-term goal for Fosterville is to establish the mine as a long-life asset through the successful replacement of mineral reserves supported by extensive exploration. 

With over 800 people employed at the mine – who are mostly local to the area – Fosterville Gold Mine strongly believes in engaging with and contributing towards the local community.

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The structure for the visit is for two groups of 10 maximum for a total participation of up to 20 attendees.
Agnico Eagle seeks a diverse group of site visitors and there are restrictions on the number of visitors from one company.

Group 1 – Underground Paste
Underground tour: Fosterville will provide appropriate PPE for the site visit. Overalls, safety boots, hard hats, cap lamps, miner’s belt and self-rescuer, gloves, safety glasses and hearing protection for the underground tour.

Group 2 – Processing / Paste Plant THIS IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED.
Paste plant tour: participants will need to wear a long-sleeved shirt and trousers, and Fosterville will provide appropriate PPE for the site visit. Fosterville will provide safety boots, Hi-Vis vests, hard hats, dust masks, hearing protection, gloves and safety glasses.

If required, participants are to bring their own prescription safety glasses.

Other information

Victoria experiences a mild climate with average temperatures at this time of year around 21 degrees Celsius. It is typically mild and possibly rainy in April. Morning can be 5-10 degrees. On this basis, please be prepared with suitable clothing should the weather forecast be for rain.
Agnico Eagle may take photography and/or video during the visit and may use either for promotional purposes.
Photographs for personal use may be taken with permission from your Agnico Eagle tour guide. Publication, including social media of photographs, is not permitted without written authorisation from Agnico Eagle.

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