Western Australia's newest gold mine, Tropicana has poured its first gold.

The project, 330 kilometres north east of Kalgoorlie is a joint venture between Anglo Gold and Independence group and is expected to become the fourth largest gold producing mine in the nation.

Tropicana's general manager Duncan Gibbs says the gold pour was on budget, ahead of schedule and quite a milestone.

"The gold bar really represents the plant being commissioned, we've actually just commissioned the high pressure grinding rolls which are the last major unit of the plant over the weekend so we've still got some fine tuning adjustments to be done within the plant but she's basically all up and going now," he says.

The mine has taken over a decade to develop and currently employs over 500 staff on site, which will be reduced to 450 permanent staff when construction is complete.

Mr Gibbs says despite the low gold price and fluctuating Aussie dollar, the mine has economies of scale on their side.

"We'll be actually one of the lower cost producers in Australia, cash costs are forecast to be in the low 700's so around 710 to 730 (Australian dollars per ounce) is what we are projecting over the life of the operation."

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