The Gwalia mine is located three kilometres south of the town of Leonora, Western Australia. The operation continues the development of an ore body that has already produced four million ounces from open cut and underground operations. The mine was originally established in 1897 by Herbert Hoover, who later became the 31st President of the United States.
Production at the operation is forecast to grow from 131,133 ounces during 2011 to at least 175,000 ounces in 2012. The Gwalia mine has invested heavily on upgrading its infrastructure including the installation of a paste fill plant, refrigeration plant to cool underground, up graded milling facilities and the building of a multimillion dollar camp.
Resources at the mine have been upgraded following the treatment of ore from the new King of the Hills deposit. The site recently has moved away from a 9/5 roster and moved to an 8/6 which has allowed the company to increase employee numbers.