This year’s Diggers & Dealers was as good as gold as 2450 delegates descended on Kalgoorlie for mining’s biggest industry event.
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was a hit, gold shone throughout the three day program with GIG Directors Andrea Maxey and Stuart Tonkin taking to the stage, a focus on the image of mining created much discussion at our popular breakfast event with Deloitte, and Northern Star Resources claimed dealer of the year.
KCGM have launched an innovative three-year project in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, where the public can give feedback and share ideas, to better understand the community’s sentiment toward its operations.
The project, Local Voices, invites community members to face-to-face consultations and confidential surveys, so people can see the direct impact and benefit of their feedback in influencing KCGM’s business decisions.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is inviting all artists to register for the 2019 Art Prize, with more than $37,000 in prize money, plus the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition in the Goldfields Arts Centre gallery.
The theme “A Place to Call Home”, lends itself to a myriad of concepts, such as beginnings, ancestry, origins, belonging and identity.
Development of a rapid cancer test at the University of Queensland (UQ) using gold nanoparticles, will be aided by a $300,000 donation from Australian gold mining company Evolution Mining.
The philanthropic funding will help researchers at UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, whilst the new blood test could give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis.
KCGM has announced significant changes to its Parental Leave Policy, joining its Joint Venture owner Newmont Goldcorp Australia in setting a new industry standard within Australia.
These changes help address the gender pay gap that occurs when parents are out of the workforce for extended periods. KCGM continues to offer employees access to family-friendly flexible work arrangements when at work.
On July 12, Newcrest Mining supported 70 young Martu men to participate in a curtain raiser football match at Perth’s Optus Stadium prior to The AFL Grand Final rematch between Collingwood and the West Coast Eagles.
The young Martu players and support staff travelled several thousand kilometres to Perth from various remote communities in the Pilbara region of WA.
Netball in Western Australia and the Gold Industry Group have celebrated the first three months of a fruitful partnership this week.
The partnership has impacted the more than 230,000 netball participants around the State, particularly in WA’s regional areas through the roll out of the Regional Office Structure, which has been made sustainable through the partnership.
The Perth Mint has unveiled Australia’s greatest gold icon in New York City for a rare one day event to celebrate the official launch of The Perth Mint Physical Gold Exchange Traded Fund (NYSE Arca: AAAU) on the New York Stock Exchange.
The one-of-a-kind Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin is recognised by Guinness World Records as the largest coin ever created. Tipping the scales at 1,000kg of 99.99% pure gold, and measuring 80cm wide and 13cm deep, this masterpiece of precious metal engineering and craftsmanship is valued at more than AUD60million
The Gold Industry Group (GIG) backed NAIDOC Netball Carnival reached new heights this year, celebrating Indigenous culture and achievement, in every facet of the day.
A special welcome by Glenda Kickett was followed by an Indigenous Dance by Mandurah Grassroots to mark the official opening at the Wembley Sports Park yesterday. Australia’s largest Indigenous netball carnival then came to life and in the hands of every player with a bespoke ball designed by the talented Shontae Jetta, Narrogin Aboriginal Grassroots Site and Shooting Stars participant.
The Gold Industry Group is thrilled to further its support of netball, joining its grassroots program, Suncorp NetSetGO, as the Associate Partner in Western Australia.
To celebrate the announcement, we are offering all West Australian Suncorp NetSetGO participants the opportunity to attend West Coast Fever’s home game against the NSW Swifts via a two-for-one ticket deal.
Celebrating 30 years of operation on the Golden Mile, KCGM welcomed Goldfields residents and visitors to experience the region’s gold mining industry at a free community open day.
Held within the grounds of Hannans North Tourist Mine in Kalgoorlie on Saturday 29 June, the open day saw 3 500 locals, families, tourists and employees alike don their best high vis clothing and join in the celebrations.
Australia’s biggest new gold mine, Gruyere, reached a major milestone over the weekend pouring its first gold bar.
Located east of Laverton in Western Australia, the Gruyere Gold Project is a joint venture between Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields, which is expected to operate for the next 12 years and create 350 full time jobs.
Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine in Western Australia will become one of Australia’s first mining operations to be predominantly powered by renewable and low-carbon energy.
Gold Fields and global energy group EDL today announced a A$112m investment in a world-leading energy microgrid combining wind, solar, gas and battery storage. The microgrid will be owned and operated by EDL, which will recoup its investment via a 10-year electricity supply agreement with Agnew.
ABC Refinery and Pallion provide assurance for consumers by using responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.
Palloys, the jewellery manufacturing and supply division of Pallion, recently attained certification from the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the foremost standard setting and certification organisation in the world for the international jewellery industry.
This year’s Fuel to Go and Play Association Championships run by Netball WA saw more than 13 000 players from 267 teams in 41 Associations across 38 divisions literally shine gold as they took to the court.
Whether it be a heart of gold hat won at our shooting comp, or gold glitter braids care of our gold face paint station, or golden smiles at our Instagram photo wall, it was all in demand with a comfy couch on which to refresh in the Gold Lounge.
The Gold Industry Group (GIG) held its annual networking event at The Perth Mint on Thursday 30 May, which saw over 140 industry representatives attend to connect and hear updates on the latest GIG activities.
GIG Chairman and Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes, Minister for Mines and Petroleum the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, and Netball WA CEO Simon Taylor provided updates on the gold industry’s major projects for 2019.
Members put their life saving skills to the test during a weekend of challenges at the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Surface Mine Emergency Response Competition, held over 25 and 26 May at Hannans North Tourist Mine.
Competing teams included: KCGM, Gold Fields (Combined), St Barbara Limited (Leonora), Evolution Mining (Mungari), Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings (Carosue Dam) and BHP (Northern Operations).
The Gold Industry Group (GIG)’s recent mental health tour with charity LIVIN is being hailed a success after more than 40 stigma breaking workshops were delivered across Australia reaching more than 1,200 gold industry workers, locals and students.
As a result of the resounding positive feedback from attendees, the tour has been extended with more workshops to be delivered at gold mine sites in June and a school tour is being explored for 2020.
The Gold Industry Group is making a significant contribution to Western Australia’s indigenous communities through its ground-breaking partnership with Netball WA, West Coast Fever and Shooting Stars.
As the first Premier Partner of Shooting Stars, the Group’s partnership will see a new Shooting Stars trial site be identified and established later in 2019, expanding the program beyond its existing footprint in regional WA.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives from local schools and the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission developed and launched the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Education Charter earlier this month.
Through the Charter, the City and partners will facilitate continuous engagement in local education, training and research, encouraging lifelong learning for all members of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.
Joint venture partners AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group NL are set for a big year ahead, with recent approval for the $105.7 million underground expansion of their existing Tropicana gold mine in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.
The firing of the first blast for the portal at Boston Shaker took place on 8 May.
The WA Mining Club Young Professionals’ second networking event saw experienced members of the industry deconstruct the theme “Young Families Maintaining Mining Careers – The Real Golden Years”, providing the next generation of leaders with insight and lived experience on how to achieve and maintain a work-life balance.
Hundreds of representatives from leaders to graduates utilised the opportunity to network at The Westin Hotel.
For Independence Group (IGO), being at the forefront of technological change is paying dividends, with the company utilising a raft of alternate approaches to their diversified mine sites.
IGO recently shifted its focus toward minerals involved in battery production, with its world class Nova operation producing high grade nickel, copper and cobalt, while also holding a 30% stake in the Tropicana Gold Mine.