InfiniGold launch Perth Mint Gold Token

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InfiniGold launch Perth Mint Gold Token

InfiniGold have announced the launch of the Perth Mint Gold Token (PMGT), the first digital gold token on a public blockchain to be backed by government guaranteed gold.

The Perth Mint Gold Token (PMGT) is a digital token backed 1:1 by GoldPass™ certificates issued by The Perth Mint - the world’s largest refiner of newly-mined gold which is guaranteed by the highly rated sovereign entity, the Government of Western Australia.

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KCGM donate award wins to community

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KCGM donate award wins to community

KCGM’s latest Safety Innovation Award recipients have chosen to donate their wins to three local organisations: Full Circle, Goldfields Women’s Refuge and the Headspace Kalgoorlie branch.

The three award winners for this quarter were Matthew Adams from Open Pit Mining, Kate Scolyer and Kevin Barry from Processing and the Mount Charlotte Underground Operational Supervisors.

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IGO are up all night for charity

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IGO are up all night for charity

As Gold Partner, Independence Group will join other businesses and individuals across Perth for the Up All Night marathon next month, raising funds and awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia.

The 42 km walk will commence at 9pm on Saturday 30 November and end at 8am on Sunday 1 December, in solidarity of those families with sick children who experience similar hardship.

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REQ Report: The future looks bright for gold

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REQ Report: The future looks bright for gold

Australia’s gold exports are forecast to hit a record high of AUD $25 billion in 2019-20 according to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s September edition of Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ).

The September REQ shows Australia remains the world’s second largest producer of gold, with production increasing by 6.3% in FY 2018–19 to 321 tonnes, equating to 9% of the world’s total supply in 2018.

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West Coast Fever unearth gold in the heart of Perth

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West Coast Fever unearth gold in the heart of Perth

Western Australia’s netball superstars unearthed the State’s golden secrets on an interactive virtual adventure through Perth’s CBD, as they walked the Heart of Gold Discovery Trail.

Armed with the free Heart of Gold Australia app, West Coast Fever players Stacey Francis, Jhaniele Fowler, Verity Charles and Shannon Eagland learnt the rich history and importance of gold to Australia’s future.

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KCGM celebrate NAIDOC with truck tray art

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KCGM celebrate NAIDOC with truck tray art

To mark the 2019 NAIDOC celebrations, KCGM unveiled a haul truck tray designed and painted by local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer.

The design reflects the connection between mining, people and the environment, and serves as a visual reminder of the importance of reconciliation in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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GIG WANL finishes in grand final gold

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GIG WANL finishes in grand final gold

The Gold Industry Group Western Australian Netball League (GIG WANL) 2019 season came to a close on Friday 20 September at the Gold Netball Centre, where the crowd enjoyed three fantastic games in a thrilling premiership conclusion.

It was a big night as the three division deciders, 20U, Open and Men, were played out in an intense rivalry between the West Coast Warriors and the Western Roar.

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Education key to next generation of gold

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Education key to next generation of gold

Speaking to more than 400 delegates at World Gold 2019 earlier this month, Regis Resources Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Jim Beyer encouraged all participants to do their bit in educating the next generation, for the sake of the industry’s future.

Jim’s keynote brought to light a critical issue that continues to impact gold mining and the broader resources industry in one way or another: the concerning drop in the number of STEM-skilled Australian workers.

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Black and blue dogs join walk for mental health

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Black and blue dogs join walk for mental health

Supported by KCGM, Saracen Mineral Holdings and Ausdrill, their Black Dog Blue Dog Walk saw Todd Belcher, his partner Charlotte McCully and their two canine companions cross the finish line of an epic 630 km journey from Kalgoorlie to Perth, to raise awareness of mental health in the mining industry.

The two-week trip and six-month campaign aimed to raise $100,000 for the Black Dog Institute.

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Gold supports Shooting Stars' new Laverton site

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Gold supports Shooting Stars' new Laverton site

As Shooting Stars’ Premier Partner, the Gold Industry Group (GIG) is excited to announce the program’s expansion into Laverton, thanks to the combined support of the GIG and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The program’s new trial site will be based at Laverton School and begin in Term 4 this year, making it the second site based in the Goldfields region and the eighth site in Western Australia overall.

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ABC Bullion bring Tutankhamun exhibition to Australia

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ABC Bullion bring Tutankhamun exhibition to Australia

ABC Bullion have been appointed Presenting Partner for the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition when it arrives at Sydney's Australian Museum in 2021.

The exhibition represents the largest of it’s kind containing the King’s treasures to have ever left Egypt, with the Australian visit one part of a global tour for the priceless artefacts.

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ABC Bullion event explores global case for gold

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ABC Bullion event explores global case for gold

The Gold Industry Group joined more than 600 investors, bullion and finance industry professionals and media to learn about the global case for gold at ABC Bullion’s sold out national conference in Sydney on Tuesday 20 August.

Pallion CEO Andrew Cochineas (ABC Bullion’s parent company) kicked-off the conference noting that the Australian gold industry was a true bright light in the Australian economic landscape with a record gold price combined with the competitive advantage of a weaker Australian dollar.

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Evolution partnership to improve indigenous career opportunities

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Evolution partnership to improve indigenous career opportunities

Evolution Mining have signed a two-year partnership with the Johnathan Thurston Academy to improve employment and training opportunities for Indigenous job seekers.

The partnership will also assist local and Indigenous participants by preparing them to be job ready, building self-confidence and developing skills in resume writing, job interviewing skills and submitting job applications.

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Gold industry unmasks for mental health

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Gold industry unmasks for mental health

As proud Platinum Sponsor of LIVIN WA’s annual charity ball, the Gold Industry Group joined representatives from Newmont Goldcorp Australia, Gold Fields, Newcrest Mining and Gold Road Resources to raise awareness and funds for mental health.

The ‘unmasked’ theme encouraged the hundreds of attendees to break the stigma around mental illness.

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Gold miners ride to conquer cancer

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Gold miners ride to conquer cancer

Saracen Mineral Holdings, Macmahon Holdings and Regis Resources will join other mining companies around Perth in October to support the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research, raising awareness of and funds for medical research in the fight to conquer cancer.

Now in it’s 8th year, the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research has already raised over $30 million to date, for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

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Experiences bring Australia's heart of gold to life

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Experiences bring Australia's heart of gold to life

The Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) free Heart of Gold Australia app has expanded to include gold tourism experiences from around the country, highlighting and educating the community of gold’s significance to the nation.

In addition to the Perth and Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trails, the app now boasts a wide variety of gold tourism experiences that include tours, attractions and historic landmarks.

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Gold industry connects with job seekers at SkillsWest

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Gold industry connects with job seekers at SkillsWest

More than 15,000 job seekers descended on the annual SkillsWest Career Expo in Perth earlier this month, where the Gold Industry Group, Newmont Goldcorp Australia, Norton Gold Fields, Macmahon and Ausdrill showcased the sector’s career opportunities.

Held from 16 to 18 August in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the expo presented a unique opportunity for job seekers to discover current vacancies and career pathways at over 100 exhibiting organisations.

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