Dargues Gold Mine - Community Page

Client: Unity Mining Ltd
Industry: Metalliferous Mining
Status: Approved and Operating
Local Government Area: Palerang, NSW


The Dargues Gold Mine Site is located within the Majors Creek and the Araluen Goldfield, the largest alluvial goldfield in NSW. Since the first alluvial gold was discovered in 1851, records indicate that more than 40t of gold has been produced in the Braidwood-Araluen area. An estimated 98% of gold produced has been from alluvial deposits.

The Dargues Reef ore body was discovered in the 1870s by James Dargues, leading to the development of a small open cut mine and the sinking of a shaft. Following initial mining activities, further shafts were excavated between 1870 and 1891 and then again between 1914 and 1916. Historic production from the Dargues Reef ore body was minimal, with approximately 28kg of gold being produced.

United Mining maintains an active community consultation program associated with the Dargues Gold Mine. Further information can be obtained from the Project Profile or Available Documents pages or the following websites.

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