I worked at the Wiluna gold mine for a few weeks in 2010 just filling in. The mine was about a 5 minute drive from camp. Apex has just brought a new fleet of Nissan patrols and most of the underground equipment also looked pretty new. They had Atlas Copco drills and Tamrock trucks. The processing plant had undergone a few upgrades and used an interesting method processing the gold ore by using BIOX bactira or bugs as everyone refured to them as to eat the sulphide from the ore. The people we all really nice and had a few good laughs down at the wet mess.
I worked there for a few weeks doing install & commissioning work. It was a couple of hours flight from Adelaide on a small plane. The camp is walking distance from the mine site. It's a small site and everyone was really helpful. There wasn't any mobile phone reception but they did have Telstra pay phones available. The wet mess was pretty good and the beers were cheap.
Worked there on site at Solomon in late 2012. Stayed at the Dally camp. It was a standard style camp room but the newly built Castle camp looked pretty flash. Could only get 6 light beers after work which was probably a good thing as it was around the 40 degree mark. Food was really nice. especially for how large the Solomon camp is and you could order steak or fish every night if you liked. Everyone on site was friendly.
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