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Go West hosts mine tour

Barbara Hugill and Yvonne Bradfield (3)Visitor centre operators, school teachers and a journalist got up close to Newmont’s Boddington Gold mine site on Thursday.

The group attended a familiarisation tour hosted by Go West Tours which will help them to promote the tours to tourists and student groups.

After the tour, the group enjoyed panning for gold by the Hotham River and lunch in the Boddington town.

The mine tours are a comfortable 1.5 hour day trip from Perth and can be booked online at gowesttours.com.au.

Newmont will be working closely with Go West Tours and the local community to maximise the benefits the tours will bring to the region.

Photo: Armadale Visitor Centre Coordinator Barbara Hugill and City of Armadale Tourism Projects Manager Yvonne Bradfield try their hand at panning for gold.