Newmont’s Twin Creeks mine recently hosted students from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering for a tour of the operation.
Located 27 miles north of Golconda, Nevada, Newmont’s Twin Creeks mine was first acquired in 1993. In the beginning, the mine actually was two mines: Rabbit Creek and Chimney Creek. In 1993, the two pits were merged to form the “Mega Pit,” which is three miles long, one mile wide and more than 1,000 feet deep.
For the UNR visit, the Twin Creeks engineering, geology, and process departments put together an interactive day of touring for the group that included a full tour of the mine site, participating in a production meeting, presentations by the engineering and metallurgical departments, and the group ended their day by viewing a blast in the Twin Creeks pit.
The students enjoyed seeing the large mining machinery in person; learning how all of the departments interact; and gaining a better understanding of how teamwork contributes to a successful, working mine.
For more information about Twin Creeks or our other operations across the globe, take a look at our website.