The Northern Star Resources owned Kanowna Belle operations is located 15-35km north-west of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The operations was acquired by Northern Star from Barrick Gold in March 2014. Mining activity started in year 1993, with open pit operation being depleted in year 1998. Current underground reserves are mined using a form of modified open stoping with open stopes being paste-filled. The 1.8Mtpa capacity processing facilities can handle both refractory and free-milling ores.