This year's Diggers & Dealers was the most optimistic in years with more than 2100 delegates descending on Kalgoorlie for mining's biggest annual event.
Although a light was shining on gold and exploration budgets have grown, it was clear that more investment in exploration is needed to ensure the future of the sector.
The Gold Industry Group is thrilled to partner with the WA School of Mines Alumni to support diversity within the school and the wider industry.
Last night WA School of Mines Alumni President Bill Beament announced the recipient of the Gold Industry Group's Diversity Scholarship, Sarah Arnoldi, at their event with Women in Mining WA at Diggers and Dealers in Kalgoorlie.
The Gold Industry Group announced the launch of its Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, which will take place at Elizabeth Quay on Saturday 7 October, at its Digital Mine breakfast at Diggers & Dealers today.
The Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will be the first virtual trail of its kind to give the community an interactive ‘gold’ experience via the free Heart of Gold app.
The Perth Mint has created a strong new market for Australian gold producers with Chinese investors now buying more than 230 tonnes of Australian gold bullion, worth $11 billion, on the Shanghai Gold Exchange every year.
Last week the Gold Industry Group held workshops in Perth and Kalgoorlie with new community partner LIVIN, to demystify the stigma attached to mental illness and provide the basic tools to help yourself and others.
LIVIN founders Sam Webb and Casey Lyons delivered six educational workshops with members and a community event.
The WA Mining Club are offering seven $10,000 scholarships to WA university students studying a degree in a mining discipline.
Students studying engineering, geology, metallurgy, environmental science, biology and similar technical disciplines are eligible to enter. Students are welcome to apply for more than one scholarship.
Given the incredible rally in the price of Bitcoin (BTC), and other crypto-currencies like Etherium this year, there has been no shortage of interest in this space, with precious metal investors asking whether or not BTC is basically a digital version of gold and silver or not.
The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, unveiled a $1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection crafted by The Perth Mint this week.
The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017.
The Gold Industry Group has released results from a study conducted by Deloitte Access Economics into the gold industry, revealing its significant contribution to Australia’s history, economic development and social advancement.
“From the 1850s, the demand for gold has helped grow, sustain and define Australia,” said Deloitte Access Economics Partner Matt Judkins.
The 2017 Ramelius Resources Passages Race Day raised more than $87 000 for the Passages Resource Centres, which help young people to get off the streets and adopt safer, healthier lifestyles.
Ramelius Resources were proud to be the major sponsor of the event for the third year, to support marginalised or homeless youth.
The Gold Industry Group recently hosted an event with Deloitte to welcome their senior mining leaders from around the globe, from 12 cities in eight countries, to Perth as part of their global mining summit.
Around 100 Gold Industry Group members, Deloitte mining leaders and clients attended the networking event at The Perth Mint to discuss the future of mining, both here and globally.
On the last Saturday in April, the children from GIFSA’s Saturday Morning Club visited Norton Gold Fields' Janet Ivy Mine located on the outskirts of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia.
When we talk about the correlation in prices for assets traded in financial markets we are referring to how closely those prices mimic each other.
Highly correlated assets tend to move in the same direction most of the time. A good example is the shares in our four major banks, which tend to move in unison most days, unless there is some news (either good or bad) that only affects one of the companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The most common question first-time gold buyers ask is whether they should buy a coin or bar.
However, there are a wide range of options beyond just coins and bars, and here are the key options.
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.