Gold Fields focus on growth

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Gold Fields focus on growth

Gold Fields' Nick Holland recently took the stage at the Sydney Mining Club to give an insight into the gold miner’s growth profile and significant investments in Australia.

Being a traditional banking and finance hub, Sydney offers a fertile field of institutional investment firms open to one-on-one meetings with reputable executives spruiking quality projects while they are in town.

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WA's golden history

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WA's golden history

Gold has retained a hallowed place in the history of the Australian resources sector and beyond for generations, and its central part in Western Australia’s past is both colourful and fascinating. 

However, the story is far from over, and the importance of this rarest of precious metals in today’s economy can be seen with more than 70% of the nation’s overall gold production coming from WA. If WA was a country, it would be the 5th largest gold producer in the world.

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Buying Gold: Shares

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Buying Gold: Shares

The value of a gold miner is based on the gold price but provides the investor with the opportunity to achieve a return in excess of the rise in the price of gold.

Recent investor articles have focused on investment in gold, be it physical or other products liked to the gold price. Those looking for exposure to gold prices can also invest in the producers of the gold itself.

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Inside Mt Magnet Gold: After dark with photographer Ian Beattie

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Inside Mt Magnet Gold: After dark with photographer Ian Beattie

Medic by day, photographer by night. Not only does Ian Beattie look after the well-being of fellow employees at Ramelius Resources' Mt Magnet Gold Mine and the local community, he captures the history of Mount Magnet after dark. 

We spoke to Ian about some of our favourite photographs that will take you back in time to Mount Magnet's golden past. 

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WASMA congratulates 2017 graduates

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WASMA congratulates 2017 graduates

Our newest member, the Western Australian School of Mines’ Alumni (WASMA), hosted a lunch at Kings Park last month to recognise the 2017 WASM graduates.  

More than 50 industry and government representatives were in attendance to congratulate the 44 graduates in the core disciplines of Mining Engineering, Geology, Metallurgy and Surveying.

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Buying Gold: Where to store

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Buying Gold: Where to store

When you are thinking of buying gold the first thing you should consider is where you are going to store your gold, as it affects what form of gold you may buy as well as who to buy it from.

There are three main ways to store gold. 

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Gold at the Boulder Block Hotel

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Gold at the Boulder Block Hotel

In 1896, if you opened the door of Boulder Block Hotel and stepped inside, would you expect to find gold?

Yes, there is a story to be told about the secret goings-on at the Boulder Block Hotel. The underground miners of The Golden Mile were “on the gold”, and some of them were said to be selling the gold on the sly at the infamous pub before the whistle blew for the end of shift.

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The story behind the Ramelius horse

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The story behind the Ramelius horse

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. 

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Gold Industry Group welcomes Warburton and Carter to Board

Gold Industry Group welcomes Warburton and Carter to Board

Mining Non-Executive Director and champion for diversity, Sharon Warburton, is the second woman to join the Gold Industry Group (GIG) Board as a Director, following the appointment of Gold Fields Australia Vice President of Legal and Compliance, Kelly Carter, to Vice Chairperson in November 2016. 

GIG Chairperson and Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hayes, said he was thrilled to welcome Ms Warburton and Ms Carter to the team.

Gold Rush at Fly Flat

Gold Rush at Fly Flat

“Fly Flat” doesn’t sound like a prestigious or auspicious name for a place that started a gold rush boom. But on the outskirts of Coolgardie in Western Australia, the flat country with sparse gum trees was rich with alluvial gold, and changed the fortunes of a nation. 

In 1892, two prospectors, Arthur Bayley and William Ford found over five hundred ounces of gold at Fly Flat. At today’s gold price, the horde would be valued at over half a million dollars. 

IRP Resources joins the Gold Industry Group

IRP Resources joins the Gold Industry Group

Innovative mining recruiter IRP Resources is the latest company to join the Gold Industry Group’s growing member base.

IRP’s Mining Manager Andrei Sarpe said the company was excited to be a part of an industry group that shares the same passion for the gold sector. 

The allure of gold

The allure of gold

Gold has retained a hallowed place in the history of the Australian resources sector and beyond for generations, and its central part in Western Australia’s past is both colourful and fascinating. However, the story is far from over, and the importance of this rarest of precious metals in today’s economy can be seen when, at this year’s Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie, almost 60% of the program of speakers comprised presentations by gold producers, explorers, prospectors or suppliers. 

Partnership with Deloitte to uncover multiplier impact of gold

Partnership with Deloitte to uncover multiplier impact of gold

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.

  Gold Investor Series: 2nd reason to invest in gold

Gold Investor Series: 2nd reason to invest in gold

Discover the eight reasons why Australian investors should consider including physical gold in their investment portfolio. Here is number 2.

2. Gold is a natural holding in low “real” interest rate environments

Norton emergency response skills put to the test

Norton emergency response skills put to the test

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).

  Gold Investor Series: Why invest in gold?

Gold Investor Series: Why invest in gold?

What are the eight key reasons why Australian investors should look at investing in physical gold as part of their investment portfolio? Here is the first.

Reason 1. Gold has demonstrated strong long-term returns in its own right.