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.
Hundreds descended on Langley Park in Perth over the weekend as AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Australia and Northern Star Resources’ emergency response teams battled it out with 15 other teams to win the 8th annual Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC).
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.
The ‘King of Kalgoorlie’, West Coast Eagles player Dom Sheed, returned to his hometown with Assistant Coach Jaymie Graham, to be presented by Mayor John Bowler with a golden key to the City.
The local sporting heroes were warmly welcomed back to the Goldfields, taking the 2018 AFL Premiership Cup on a victory lap, and making a star appearance in the St Barbara’s Day Parade down Hannan Street on Sunday 2 December.
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.
The Northern Star Resources’ sponsored flag pole in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Centennial Park is getting a face lift this week, as local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer completes an intricate design with assistance from year 7 to 10 students as part of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch.
The design is a collaboration and is based on story telling the significance of water to the land.
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.
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.
The Gold Industry Group closed the year with the announcement of three additional new Directors at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting.
Evolution Mining Group Manager External and Indigenous Relations Anika McManus, Newmont Australia Group Executive Sustainability and External Relations Kenneth Ramsey, and Newcrest Mining Manager External Affairs and Social Performance Ben Bryant were welcomed to the diverse leadership team.
The Gold Industry Group had the pleasure of sitting down with Jeff Brown, Principle of Innovation and Technology at Northern Star Resources to talk about all things innovation, and a more detailed perspective on one element - preparing for an automated future.
Should central banks hold gold?
From the late 1980s into the new millennium the answer appeared to be in the negative, with global central bank reserves declining from around 36,000 tonnes to under 30,000 tonnes.
At last month's luncheon, WA Mining Club attendees were treated to an update on the Gruyere Gold Project with Gold Fields Australia and Gold Road Resources.
First discovered in 2013, the Gruyere Gold Project site lies 25 kilometres north-east of Gold Road Resources’ original Yamarna belt discovery, and is predicted to be a low-cost, long-life project over the next 13 years – far exceeding the shelf life of most existing Australian mine sites.
Professional golfers Daniel Fox, Aaron Pike and Ryan Lynch have taken on their most daunting challenge yet, avoiding the world's biggest bunker at Evolution Mining's Mungari Gold Mine, in the lead up to the TX Civil and Logistics WA PGA Championship in Kalgoorlie.
Standing at the edge of the custom-made par-3 golf hole, the trio gazed out across the open cut gold mine to their target - a green positioned 294 meters away with a 46-metre elevation change.
A focus on identifying new global markets for Australia’s precious metal products has paid off for The Perth Mint, which has met strong international demand for bullion bars and coins in 2015/16, and delivered a record pre-tax profit of $41.04 million.
The Perth Mint – owned and backed by the Western Australian Government - has added significant value to the export capability of both the state and the nation over the period. It has also supported and promoted Australia’s precious metals industry locally and overseas.
Diggers & Dealers was a buzz this year bringing a touch of gold fever to Kalgoorlie with close to 60% of the program made up of gold presenters and a number of deals made.
Here are some of the Gold Industry Group’s highlights from the 25th year of Diggers.
This Saturday the Gold Industry Group will be joining members Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Gold Fields Australia and 80 other community organisations at the Explore the Goldfields Community Expo in Saint Barbaras Square, Kalgoorlie.
Visit us at the Expo to find out more about the Gold Industry Group, our members and enter our competition to WIN a Kangaroo Minted Gold Bar thanks to our partner The Perth Mint!
For more than 7,000 years, gold has been highly prized as a symbol of wealth, splendour, and power.
As Christmas draws near and an abundance of gifts fill retail stores throughout the world, we reflect on the original gift of Christmas – gold – as the lustrous yellow metal plays a part in one of the oldest stories of Christianity.
Gold Fields Australia is committed to contributing to the long-term sustainability of the communities in which they operate, building relationships with key stakeholders and providing funds for the social and economic upliftment of people. Gold Fields actively supports projects in the areas of education and health. These projects have a strong focus on educational opportunities for Indigenous people.