Real underground experience at the Cadia Open Day
This Saturday, members of the public have a chance to explore Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations both above and below ground.
Cadia is in the final stages of preparations for its Community Open Day, which will provide visitors with a double treat,” said Cadia General Manager, Peter Sharpe.
“For the first time, members of the public will have the opportunity to tour the Blayney Dewatering Facility – the final stage in our ore processing,” Peter said.
“We are also allowing the public to step underground – visitors will be able to take a short walking tour underground at our Ridgeway Underground Mine. Never before have we been able to provide the community with this real-life experience.”
The tour will include an expansive machinery display showcasing the site's latest machinery from surface and underground, the heavy vehicle workshop in action, panoramic views of the Cadia Open Pit, as week as exclusive underground access to Ridgeway underground mine.
Buses will depart from Blayney Shire Community Centre every 10 minutes between 8:30-2:30pm on Saturday. travel to the mine and return to Blayney
Specific buses for the Blayney Dewatering Facility will leave every half hour between 10:30am-12:30pm. This tour is separate to the mine tour and will take approximately 45 mins.
The Blayney Shire Community Centre will also house the Cadia Interactive Display Centre, where the community can learn more about Cadia's operations.
Food stalls, a free jumping castle and face painting and mining equipment will also be available at Blayney.
There are only limited tickets remaining – they are available for a gold coin donation online at www.cadiaopenday.com.au or in person at the Orange Visitor Information Centre, or Blayney Shire Council offices.
All funds raised from the event will be matched dollar for Dollar by Newcrest and will be donated to CanAssist Blayney.
A reminder that all visitors must abide by a zero alcohol and drug limit and must wear long trousers, enclosed shoes and a sleeved shirt. Cadia is also offering dedicated disability bus tours to ensure everyone has the ability to visit the mine.