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Evolution's gold tours excite community

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Evolution's gold tours excite community

An annual 2-hour mine tour offered at Evolution Mining’s Mount Rawdon operation in Queensland could become a twice-yearly attraction, providing the local community, tourists and students the opportunity to see first-hand the inner workings of a gold mine, meet the diverse team and explore the many opportunities within the gold industry.

Over Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February, the Mount Rawdon mine tours attracted residents from the Mount Perry community, regional visitors from Gayndah, Biggendon and Bundaberg, and Biggendon PCYC SES cadets.

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Australia's ultimate Mine to Mint tour

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Australia's ultimate Mine to Mint tour

Western Australia’s newest gold experience the ‘Mine to Mint Day Tour’ takes you inside Australia’s largest gold mine, Newmont Boddington Gold, to Australia’s oldest Mint still in operation, The Perth Mint.

Courtesy of tour company Go West, the Gold Industry Group were treated to a day of exploration through the entire gold production process.

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Exploring life in the Goldfields

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Exploring life in the Goldfields

The Gold Industry Group (GIG) partnered with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI) to deliver its annual community expo, ‘Explore the Goldfields’, showcasing the extensive activities and services available to new and existing residents.

The expo saw 70 stallholders interacting with the public, with some businesses even offering raffles or free gifts.

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City shines for St Barbara's Day

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City shines for St Barbara's Day

Thousands flocked to the centre of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday for the annual St Barbara’s Day Parade, where colossal mining vehicles rumbled down Hannan Street festooned with mascots, Christmas angels and a couple of famous footy sons.

Now in its 19th year, the festival drew around 15,000 people to celebrate the patron saint of miners and the industry’s contribution to the state’s heritage, economy and community.

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A golden outback adventure

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A golden outback adventure

The Gold Industry Group were recently treated to the ultimate road trip through the Goldfields by Mandy and Chuck from the Goldfields Tourism Network WA.

The 300 km long photo shoot included several hidden gems and key stopping points on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail – an epic adventure through the heart of the region.

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Perth's virtual gold trail for Chinese tourism

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Perth's virtual gold trail for Chinese tourism

A year on from the launch of Perth’s virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, a Mandarin translation of the self-guided walking tour will be released at an exclusive first-look event on Friday 30 November.

Gold Industry Group Chairman and Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes with special guest the Minister for Mines and Petroleum and Asian Engagement the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, will host leading travel agencies, tourism operators and media to be first to experience the interactive gold adventure in Mandarin via the Heart of Gold Australia app.

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KCGM gears up for St Barbara’s Parade

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KCGM gears up for St Barbara’s Parade

Sponsorship partner KCGM is making final preparations ahead of this year’s St Barbara’s Parade in Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday 2 December, with their iconic 793C haul truck once again providing an awe-inspiring finale to the Parade as it travels down Hannan Street.

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Gold event brings city to life

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Gold event brings city to life

Perth’s heart of gold came to life on the weekend as hundreds descended on the city for the Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) annual celebration.

Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in October 2017, a free community event took place in the city to unveil the trail’s reverse option - with new interactive features to uncover.

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Perth’s virtual gold trail expands

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Perth’s virtual gold trail expands

Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in 2017, the Gold Industry Group are continuing their annual celebration of Australia’s gold industry.

The launch of the trail’s reverse option will take place at a free community event on Saturday 20 October 2018 at The Perth Mint.

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Massive Beta Hunt gold specimens on display

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Massive Beta Hunt gold specimens on display

The Gold Industry Group’s gold partner, The Perth Mint, is displaying some of the most incredible and valuable gold quartz rocks ever discovered in Australia for the next couple of weeks.

The massive gold specimens, discovered underground at RNC Minerals’ (‘RNC’) Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder named top tourism town

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder named top tourism town

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder received the GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award in the category for towns or cities with a population over 5,000 at the 2018 WA Tourism Conference.

Held in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre earlier this month, the awards are an annual celebration and recognition of the best of Western Australia’s destinations.

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WA Premier launches Australia's first mine to mint gold tour

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WA Premier launches Australia's first mine to mint gold tour

A unique tourism experience, showcasing the complete gold production process from mine to mint, was unveiled by the Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, at The Perth Mint today.

A collaboration between Go West Tours, Newmont Australia and The Perth Mint, the Mine to Mint gold tour provides a fascinating insight into the State’s gold mining industry.

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Bringing 125 golden years to life

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Bringing 125 golden years to life

We celebrated one of the nation’s biggest gold rushes at the official opening of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail over the weekend, which saw scores of locals, tourists, students and families alike joining in the fun.

Telling the stories of the Goldfields in a unique and interactive way, the new virtual journey educates and delights people of all ages.

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Discovering Perth's heart of gold

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Discovering Perth's heart of gold

Western Australians have long treasured their gold mining heritage. We have admired the courage, tenacity and sheer grit of those who laboured in the harsh and hot goldfields during the first gold rush in early 1890s.

With Perth's first boom driven by a gold rush, the Gold Industry Group has launched the #heartofgold Discovery Trail starting at Elizabeth Quay. 

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A day in Leinster

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A day in Leinster

The township of Leinster lies 368km north of Kalgoorlie and is often described as an oasis in the desert. Residents refer to it as either the 'home of the wedge tail eagle' or 'the jewel of the northern goldfields'.

Gold mining first began in the area in 1897 and the town was established in 1976. Today, Leinster is home to some 500 gold and nickel mine workers. The Gold Industry Group had the opportunity to visit the mining town and attend the regional race day earlier this month.

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The golden quay to the city

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The golden quay to the city

We painted the city gold to celebrate the official opening of the #heartofgold Discovery Trail in Elizabeth Quay! And what fun it was, with more than 1500 braving the cold weather to experience Perth’s first virtual gold trail.

The event was a celebration of the significant role gold has played and continues to play in the development of WA, bringing the stories of early prospectors who first discovered gold to life. 

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Pan for pure gold with The Perth Mint at virtual trail launch

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Pan for pure gold with The Perth Mint at virtual trail launch

To celebrate the launch of Perth’s Heart of Gold Discovery Trail at Elizabeth Quay this Saturday, The Perth Mint is giving trail blazers the opportunity to pan for real gold!

Scattered with real gold nuggets from Ramelius Resources’ Wattle Dam gold mine, the Mint’s interactive dry panning activity will have Perth families and tourists of all ages experience what it was like to search for gold during the gold rushes of the late 1800s.

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Coolgardie's Ben Prior Park

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Coolgardie's Ben Prior Park

In 1892, Coolgardie grew into a booming town after prospectors Arthur Bayley and William Ford discovered a rich find of gold nuggets at Fly Flat. Prospectors, gold diggers, mining companies and speculators then followed the gold rush during the roaring nineties in Western Australia.

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