Visit a gold mine

Vista Gold has invited the community to an open day at the Mt Todd Gold Mine on Saturday, June 16.

Mt Todd is about 50km north of Katherine.

The site covers a mine tenement of 160,878 ha, which includes both the Batman and Quigleys gold deposits.

Although not currently in operation, Vista Gold is managing the site while it works with the authorities to obtain the necessary permits for the mine prior to making a final investment decision on the project.

“We have done considerable exploration which has grown the Gold resource from 2.3 million ounces to 10.1 million ounces,” a spokesman said.

“We continue to do exploration each year. We also conduct testwork programs to optimise how we will process the gold bearing ore which also improve the project economics.”

The event will include transport from Katherine, a tour of the site demonstrating how the mine is currently managed, the water treatment facilities, an explanation of the gold deposit and Vista Gold’s plans for the future.

The tour will be run from 8am–noon. Tour places are limited due to safety requirements.

The tour will take about four hours including return travel from Katherine.

No private vehicles will be permitted on site. All visitors will be required to wear long trousers, long sleeved shirts and covered shoes.

The tour bus will collect visitors from the Katherine Civic Centre car park, Stuart Highway at 8am.

To register your interest go to or email direct to email and provide the name of visitors and contact details

Registrations close June 13.