The Fosterville gold mine is the largest producing gold mine in Victoria. It is situated 20 kilometres east of Bendigo in Victoria and 150km North of Melbourne.
The underground mine commenced declining in March 2006 with production first recorded in September 2006.
Underground mining is conducted using a conventional fleet including jumbos, production drills, loaders, trucks and ancillary equipment. Current mining is undertaken as owner miner. Open Cut mining is conducted using a conventional fleet including excavators and trucks with the mining fleet and workforce being contract.
Fosterville operates its own processing facility with a capacity of 830,000 tonnes per annum. The processing path for the ore involves crushing and grinding followed by flotation, bacterial oxidation and CIL circuits. The bacterial oxidation process uses BIOX technology, operated under licence from Goldfields Pty Ltd.