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.
Macmahon Holdings, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Independance Group NL and Carey Mining celebrated the milestone of eight young Aboriginal trainees at the Tropicana Gold Mine in November.
In a formal ceremony at the Tropicana site, the trainees were each presented with certificates and traineeship offers after successfully completing the eight week Get Into Mining training programme.
Future of Mining Australia returns to Sydney with a focus on technology, development and sustainability.
The Gold Industry Group is an industry partner of the Future of Mining Australia conference, which will address the long-term goals of the industry by bringing together an advisory board of leading mining experts and new talent, from 25 to 26 March 2019.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Gold produced at Evolution Mining Limited’s Mt Rawdon gold mine in Queensland was used by ABC Refinery, in inner Sydney, to make Australia’s most iconic horse racing trophy - the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
Now meet the everyday Aussies who made it happen.
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.
This year's Diggers & Dealers saw near-record numbers with a strong gold presence and a focus on emerging discoveries and the future of mining.
Read the Gold Industry Group's highlights from the 27th year of Diggers & Dealers.
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.
Danielle McLaughlin has recently joined the Ramelius Resources team as Site Administrator at their Vivien mine, located near Leinster in WA.
A resident of Leinster, Mrs McLaughlin has found her time working in the gold sector as a good move for her career.
The Gold Industry Group is supporting the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (KBCCI) inaugural Kal Jobs Expo that will be held in Perth at CCIWA on Wednesday, 28 March.
With more than 1000 jobs vacant in the Goldfields, the one day event will connect job seekers directly with Goldfields employers who have a range of career opportunities available including Gold Fields Australia, Evolution Mining, Silver Lake Resources, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, KCGM and Newmont Australia.
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.
The Gold Industry Group had the pleasure of talking to Ramelius Research Geologist and Geochemist Dr Jackie Rotherham recently. We discovered the ins and outs of her role and the exciting challenges ahead of her.
In our last article on gold supply, we mentioned that one needs to be careful applying conventional commodity supply/demand analysis to gold.
Unlike many commodities, the share of industrial uses is very small, less than 10%. Most gold demand is either jewellery or investment of one sort or another.
Last week the Gold Industry Group held its inaugural industry networking event at the historic Perth Mint. The event was attended by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Honourable Sean L’Estrange MLA, and 90 members and industry colleagues to discuss the future of Australia’s gold industry and the vision of the Group.
Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer and Gold Industry Group Chairman Richard Hayes spoke about the importance of the Group and what it can achieve collectively.
Perth based Macmahon Holdings is the latest mining contractor to join the Gold Industry Group.
With an extensive and successful track record operating at some of the world’s largest gold mines, Macmahon is well versed on the importance of the gold sector in Australia and the impact that the industry has on the global economy.
The Perth Mint posted record revenue of $4.4 billion and pre-tax profit of $24.9 million for Q1/Q2 of the 2015/16 financial year.
Premier Colin Barnett said the result reflected the significance of the Mint to the State and its future development.
“Gold mining has been at the cornerstone of the State’s advancement for more than a century, and The Perth Mint has always played an integral role in that industry,” Barnett said.