Hear the Barramundi (Jaliwang) Dreaming from the Lurdigii guides and see the famous Argyle diamonds. This is an exclusive offer for the Muster program. We meet at the Kununurra Visitor Centre and depart for a 2-hour drive to the Argyle Diamond Mine site. Your driver/guide will provide an informative running commentary on the landscape, history and ecology of the region.
On arrival at the mine gate, the Luridgii guide will commence the fascinating story of the Jaliwang Dreaming and the discovery of diamonds and the Argyle Agreement with Traditional owners to mine on country. We drive through the mine site to the Workers Mess where you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and an opportunity to browse in the Village Shop. There is a range of unique Argyle Diamonds on display and available for purchase. We will take you to the ‘Designated Area’ a high-security zone accommodating the open cut mine, underground operations, mine tailings, the processing plant, and associated infrastructure. Your guide will describe all aspects of the diamond mining operation. Then up to the viewing platform high on the ridge you will appreciate the enormous toil and effort that has been invested in the extraction of these highly valued gems.
We will visit ‘The Diamond Gallery’, showcasing the many milestones from initial exploration through to current mining operations, including the evolution of strong partnerships between Rio Tinto and the traditional owners of the area.
Leaving the mine, your Luridgii guide will present each guest with a special souvenir pack, before the 2-hour coach back to Kununurra.
Enclosed footwear MUST be worn.
Dates - 21st May 9.00am, 23rd May 9.00am, 24th May 9.00am
Tickets available at Kununurra Visitor Centre – (08) 9168 1177 and through Luridgii Tours. More info at www.luridgiitours.com.au
Departure from Kununurra Visitors Centre at 9:00am.
A part of the Ord Valley Muster 2019 program