Sunrise Dam is a Gold mine located 55km South of Laverton township in the Northern Goldfields.
Mining commenced in 1995 as an open pit operation before moving underground in 2003. The mine has produced some 5 million ounces of Gold in the last 10 years.
Sunrise Dam processes its ore via its own Gold mill capable of approximately 3.9mtpa.
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Sunrise is a great place to work at. The people are all very friendly and there is a good family feel to the site. Being a gold mine it doesn't have the huge dollars to have the latest and greatest bells and whistles, but they do a good job of maintaining and upgrading where it's necessary.
It's quite an isolated site, being 55km's from the nearest town (Laverton) and about 4 hours by highway from Kalgoorlie. It has its own gravel airstrip which is operated by the mine & is well maintained to ensure maximum use by Skippers who are the contracted aviation company.
Site facilities are good with a 4 in 1 sports court, artificial turf indoor cricket/soccer net. Very well equipped gym with a slight gym fee to join.
The dry mess is very good, with a large selection of hot/cold food to choose from as well as a dessert bar & fruit bar. The food is always maintained to a very high standard, if it starts to slip, it's noticed and changed quickly.
The wet mess is good, with large screen tv's about the place, some new improvements have been made to keep it fresh and social.
There is also a good shop on site where you can buy pretty much everything that you could need to get you out of a pinch.
The camp is good, bearing in mind some sections have been there since 1996, so are a little dated, but are well maintained with ensuite rooms for permanant personnel. All ensuite rooms are also raised off the natural terrain with a nice roof and wood decked patio. Chairs are supplied to enjoy a cool one at the end of shift on the balcony.
AngloGold Ashanti have a high commitment to their employees safety & workplace which is evident in the standards at which work is conducted & carried out.
Pool has now gone, even though it was only a backyard pool! Area has now partly been turned into a smokers area at the wetmess which is to small.
Food can be hit or miss depending on which cooks are in.
Have just started pre packed meals for crib. So far not any good, poor selection and always running out.
The Sunrise Dam camp and facilities are very out dated, the mine has a dirt landing strip so that means if it's raining your flight in/out will be diverted to the nearest tarmac airport which is Laverton 55km's north of the mine. There's no WIFI or internet facilities in the room back at camp and a TV is not supplied. The food in the dry mess is hit and miss, if you like pies these are no longer available to take for smoko however are available for purchase at the wet mess for $4 each or $6 with a coke. If you your gym junkie you can purchase a gym membership for $60 per year and a $20 deposit on the scan card. The pool has been gone for quite sometime now which can be handy in summer. All up not a great review but each to their own.
I enjoyed my time here. The people were the best part of working here. The camps dated but what can you do. I'd work here again.
Good clean camp, reasonable food and great working conditions. Was directly employed with Anglo so automatically had a hollywood room.
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