The Nine Mile Company Gold Mine consists of sets of engine and battery foundations, a small powder magazine, water dam and a tailings heap. These are remnants of quartz mining carried on at the site between 1899 and 1912. The company was not a large gold producer (only 18,000 ounces of gold) but the mine site has retained a range of relics including a set of large well preserved timber horses.
The Nine Mile Company Gold Mine is of historical, archaeological and scientific importance to the State of Victoria.
The Nine Mile Company Gold Mine is historically and scientifically important as a characteristic example of an important form of gold mining. Gold mining sites are of crucial importance for the pivotal role they have played since 1851 in the development of Victoria. As well as being a significant producer of Victoria's nineteenth century wealth, quartz mining, with its intensive use of machinery, played an important role in the development of Victorian manufacturing industry. The Nine Mile Company Gold Mine is important because of the range of relics that survive from mining operations that took place at the turn of the century.
The Nine Mile Company Gold Mine is archaeologically important for its potential to yield artefacts and evidence which will be able to provide significant information about the technological history of gold mining.