Fosterville Gold Mine: Current Operations and Future of Gold Mining in Bendigo and Engineering Challenges.

Start time: 6.30pm AEST. Learn how the endowment of nature has endured over the centuries and allowed Fosterville Gold Mine to become the largest gold producer in Victoria.

Bendigo is currently home to the Fosterville Gold Mine. Operated by Kirkland Lake Gold, in 2018 Fosterville Gold Mine produced a record 356,000 ounces of gold and is on track to produce a new record in 2019 with guidance to produce 570-610koz.

Fosterville Gold Mine will present how the endowment of nature has endured over the centuries and allowed it to become the largest gold producer in Victoria. Fosterville will discuss its engineering challenges from a mining perspective and how the mine is leveraging modern mining techniques and establish its future foundations of digitisation, automation and electrification in the underground space.


Sue Mills

Sue Mills: Processing Manager, Kirkland Lake Gold, Fosterville Gold Mine (Bendigo VIC)

Sue Mills is an experienced process engineering professional who has held senior technical and operational roles within the manufacturing, biotechnology and mining sectors. With 25 years experience in the resource industry, she is currently the Technical Process Superintendent at Fosterville Gold Mine. Having joined Fosterville Gold Mine in 2010, Sue has a specific interest in biomining and bioremediation. She provides leadership to a team that is recognised globally as being industry leaders in the operation of bacterial oxidation plants, and the development of a number of innovative technologies specific to the recovery of colloidal gold from bioleached wash liquors and heavy metal removal from process waters.

As an advocate for operational excellence, Sue is passionate about creative thinking, and promoting the experiences of students in STEM through vacational and graduate employment programmes. She is a previous award finalist for Businesswoman of the Year in Non-Traditional Areas of Work (Swinburne University) and holds a Bachelor degree in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (University of Queensland), and Graduate Diplomas in Metallurgy and Project Management. Sue has also recently been appointed as a member of the Monash University Resource Engineering Advisory Committee.

25 / 08 / 2020 - 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Registration Closes
25 / 08 / 2020 05:00 pm
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Sue Mills
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