Ramleius Resources Limited certainly picked a fitting mascot for its name. The story begins in Germany, over 1000 years ago. Rammelsberg is a mountain located on the northern edge of the Harz range, south of the historic town of Goslar in the North German state of Lower Saxony.
Rammelsberg Mines, also known as “The Thousand Year-old Mine” - was the longest operating base metal mine in the world! It opened in the 10th century and operated uninterrupted for over 1000 years.
The Gold Industry Group recently spoke to BGC Contracting's Communities & Diversity Manager Sarah Eatough on how she is helping to facilitate greater diversity across the business and in the community.
A research project with new member Deloitte was announced recently at the Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) Annual General Meeting in support of 2017 initiatives to educate the community, connect the industry and promote gold across Australia.
“This research will show the importance of gold to our economy and our communities – particularly regional communities for whom gold mining is their primary source of commercial activity,” Matt said.
Norton Gold Fields' Paddington Operations recently won second Best Team Overall in the 2016 Underground Mine Emergency Response Competition held at Northern Star Resources’ Kanowna Belle Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie.
It was an outstanding achievement for the Norton team who takes a company-wide approach to training employees and contractors in emergency response (ER).
The 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup has been made entirely from gold sourced, refined and crafted in Australia for the first time in its 150-year history.
One of the only trophies in the world still hand-spun from solid gold, the Emirates Melbourne Cup is produced by ABC Bullion. It contains 44 pieces that are hand spun over a 250-hour production process.
Doray Minerals Limited has officially opened its 100%‐owned Deflector Gold Project located 160kms east of Geraldton in Western Australia.
The Minister for Mines & Petroleum, the Hon Sean L’Estrange MLA, officiated the ceremony on Wednesday 26 October 2016 to mark the important milestone in Doray’s history – the second high‐grade gold project it has funded, developed and commissioned within four years and less than three years since the opening of the Andy Well Gold Project.
Soa (The Hulk) Palelei gave two motivational speeches to children and adults at the Meekatharra Youth Expo thanks to the support of Doray Minerals Ltd, Mission Australia, the Department of Premier & Cabinet and the Meekatharra Shire.
In its inaugural year, and organised by the Meekatharra Shire, the communities of Wiluna, Meekatharra, Yulga Jinna, Mt Magnet, Cue and Newman were invited to participate in the Youth Expo which informed people of the wide range of within school and post-school options and networking opportunities.
A focus on identifying new global markets for Australia’s precious metal products has paid off for The Perth Mint, which has met strong international demand for bullion bars and coins in 2015/16, and delivered a record pre-tax profit of $41.04 million.
The Perth Mint – owned and backed by the Western Australian Government - has added significant value to the export capability of both the state and the nation over the period. It has also supported and promoted Australia’s precious metals industry locally and overseas.
Gold Industry Group member Ramelius Resources announced record gold production exceeding guidance again in the September 2016 quarter, totalling 36,179 ounces of gold.
The company’s operations in Western Australia was up from its guidance of 31,000-35,000oz, while unit costs were expected to be significantly lower than the guidance of $A1100/oz, due to the higher production level.
The Perth Mint has unveiled stunning new designs of Australia’s official annual bullion coin program.
The 2017 suite of releases showcase Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the tenth animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the anticipated Year of the Rooster.
A unique initiative has been launched today to give Resolute Mining Limited shareholders the opportunity to receive dividend payments in gold.
Resolute has today announced a dividend of 1.7c per share following the adoption of an innovative gold sales-linked dividend policy. Their partnership with The Perth Mint will provide shareholders with the opportunity to receive dividend payments in gold.
The Gold Industry Group had the pleasure of talking to Ramelius Research Geologist and Geochemist Dr Jackie Rotherham recently. We discovered the ins and outs of her role and the exciting challenges ahead of her.
Read about the importance of the Gold Industry Group, the storied history of gold in Australia, our members - The Perth Mint, Doray Minerals, Ramelius Resoucres and Gold Fields Australia - in The West Australian "A Golden Future" Liftout published 20 July, 2016.
Australia’s largest precious metals event and the peak body of the country’s gold sector have come together in partnership at a time when enthusiasm for precious metals is at its highest in several years.
With many gold companies’ share prices having doubled and the Australian dollar gold price nudging record highs, the organiser of the Precious Metals Investment Symposium, Kerry Stevenson, says: “Our collaboration with the Gold Industry Group is a fantastic way to show the strength of the industry and its importance to Australia’s economy.
The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Diamond Mine.
A world exclusive from The Perth Mint, the Kimberley Treasure coin is the only coin in its class.
Valued at $1million, the breathtaking collectable has been crafted from one kilogram of 99.99% pure gold, and features a radiant 0.54 carat red diamond unearthed from the famed outback mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Last week the Gold Industry Group held its inaugural industry networking event at the historic Perth Mint. The event was attended by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Honourable Sean L’Estrange MLA, and 90 members and industry colleagues to discuss the future of Australia’s gold industry and the vision of the Group.
Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer and Gold Industry Group Chairman Richard Hayes spoke about the importance of the Group and what it can achieve collectively.
Founding Gold Industry Group member Doray Minerals announced its first gold pour at their Deflector Gold Project in the southern Murchison region of Western Australia today.
Approximately 14 months after the completion of the takeover of Mutiny Gold in March 2015, construction of the new, purpose-built 480,000tpa processing plant recently achieved Practical Completion, on schedule, with mineralised material now being fed through the plant and resulting in production of the first gold bars from the gravity circuit.
Gold Industry Group founding member and leading Western Australian gold developer and explorer Gold Road Resources made one footy-mad 12-year old from the remote Cosmo Newberry Aboriginal Community dream come true on the weekend, winning the trip of a lifetime to Melbourne.
Kayshun Murray won a competition, sponsored by Gold Road and open to all children of Yilka descent, in which they were asked to draw a picture or write a story summarising “what Australian Rules football means to me”. Kayshun’s winning entry was a picture describing football in relation to family, fitness and teamwork.
Doray Minerals Limited has announced it has entered into a farm-in Agreement with Rox Resources Limited to explore the highly prospective and underexplored Mount Fisher Gold Project which is located in the north-eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
The Mt Fisher farm-in represents another strategic exploration project for Doray, with a large contiguous land package over an underexplored greenstone belt with already identified gold mineralisation, and adds to its highly prospective Horse Well JV and Western Gawler farm-in in South Australia.
Brink’s is the first international secure logistics provider to join the Gold Industry Group.
Brink’s has been managing risk for clients around the world for more than 150 years. They work closely with the mining community, refineries, financial institutions, banks, retailers, diamond and jewellery dealers, pharmaceutical and securities companies in more than 100 countries.
Perth based Macmahon Holdings is the latest mining contractor to join the Gold Industry Group.
With an extensive and successful track record operating at some of the world’s largest gold mines, Macmahon is well versed on the importance of the gold sector in Australia and the impact that the industry has on the global economy.
Ramelius Resources, like many mining companies, participate in the vacation (VAC) student program which provides university students with hands on work experience during the summer. Students studying engineering, metallurgy and geology are encouraged to take part to gain valuable workplace skills and exposure to their specialist area. The VAC program also gives companies the opportunity to employ students they know are experienced and capable once they graduate.
Engineering student Eoghan McCallion worked for Ramelius over the summer vacation period along with geological and metallurgical students from Curtin University.