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Students win virtual lesson in gold

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Students win virtual lesson in gold

Year 5 students from Mount Pleasant Primary School were the lucky recipients of an all-expenses paid excursion on the Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail last week.

The excursion prize was one of two won at the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia’s HASS Week Conference in July.

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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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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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Golden resources showcased at HASS Week

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Golden resources showcased at HASS Week

Beginning 28 July 2018, the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA) in conjunction with the Department of Education presented HASS Week 2018, a cross-sector celebration of the Humanities and Social Sciences learning areas.

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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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Gold schools program expands with new trail

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Gold schools program expands with new trail

The Gold Industry Group will launch its second virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail in historic Kalgoorlie at a free community event on Saturday 9 June in conjunction with a local schools program.

Set to unlock the region’s golden past and the operations of today via the Heart of Gold Australia app, the trail will educate the next generation with a fun and interactive school program aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

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Gold bar replica marks opening of Kalgoorlie virtual trail

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Gold bar replica marks opening of Kalgoorlie virtual trail

The Gold Industry Group will launch its second virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail in historic Kalgoorlie at a free community event on Saturday 9 June 2018.

The official ceremony will take place at the Town Hall from 9.30am (AWST), with the starting point of the trail marked by the unveiling of a Perth Mint sponsored replica gold bar outside Market Arcade at 10am.

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Community sets direction for town’s virtual gold trail 

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Community sets direction for town’s virtual gold trail 

The Gold Industry Group hosted a focus group with Goldfields’ locals and members to decide on key trail locations and unique stories to tell via its Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trail to be launched on Saturday 9 June 2018.

It will be the nation’s second virtual gold trail to feature on the free Heart of Gold Australia app, providing an interactive and engaging experience for students, tourists and the wider community to connect with Australia’s gold story.

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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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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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Virtual trail to tell Perth’s golden story

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Virtual trail to tell Perth’s golden story

The Gold Industry Group will launch its Heart of Gold Discovery Trail at a free event in Elizabeth Quay this Saturday.

The virtual trail is the first self-guided tour of its kind giving members of the community and visitors to the State an interactive ‘gold’ experience via the Heart of Gold Australia app.

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Finding of "Golden Eagle" nugget

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Finding of "Golden Eagle" nugget

Western Australia’s gold history is both colourful and fascinating. Following the challenges of the First World War, the 1930s brought revitalisation to the gold industry with a rise in the gold price and an increase in foreign investment. However, it was the discovery of a gold nugget in 1931 that created a national sensation and saw many prospectors return to WA.

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Support crucial to ensure strong gold sector

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Support crucial to ensure strong gold sector

The Gold Industry Group’s role is vital to educating and engaging with the wider community on the historic, social and economic importance of the gold industry to Western Australia. 

“By leading community and industry initiatives we can create change that will positively influence future generations and ensure the industry stays strong,” said Richard Hayes, Gold Industry Group Chairperson.

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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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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2017

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2017

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.

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Virtual gold trail to engage community at Elizabeth Quay

Virtual gold trail to engage community at Elizabeth Quay

The Gold Industry Group has announced a long-term, community engagement project in Perth expected to attract millions of students, tourists and families. 

The virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail and gold panning activity in Elizabeth Quay will provide a fun and interactive way for visitors to learn about Western Australia’s storied gold industry and its importance to our economy.