Some of Australia’s finest runners descended on the small outback town of Leonora for the mining community’s annual Golden Gift carnival, sponsored by St Barbara Limited, Saracen Mineral Holdings and Gold Fields.
Held 31 May to 3 June, the 2019 event included an art prize, fashions on the field, live music, food and market stalls, fireworks and the main attraction of the coveted road mile title and it’s $50,000 prize.
Members put their life saving skills to the test during a weekend of challenges at the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Surface Mine Emergency Response Competition, held over 25 and 26 May at Hannans North Tourist Mine.
Competing teams included: KCGM, Gold Fields (Combined), St Barbara Limited (Leonora), Evolution Mining (Mungari), Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings (Carosue Dam) and BHP (Northern Operations).
The Gold Industry Group (GIG)’s recent mental health tour with charity LIVIN is being hailed a success after more than 40 stigma breaking workshops were delivered across Australia reaching more than 1,200 gold industry workers, locals and students.
As a result of the resounding positive feedback from attendees, the tour has been extended with more workshops to be delivered at gold mine sites in June and a school tour is being explored for 2020.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives from local schools and the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission developed and launched the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Education Charter earlier this month.
Through the Charter, the City and partners will facilitate continuous engagement in local education, training and research, encouraging lifelong learning for all members of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.
Joint venture partners AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group NL are set for a big year ahead, with recent approval for the $105.7 million underground expansion of their existing Tropicana gold mine in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.
The firing of the first blast for the portal at Boston Shaker took place on 8 May.
Although the final stop on the Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, the Museum of the Goldfields is just the beginning of another golden adventure.
Visit the Museum to uncover a veritable treasure trove of historic artefacts and stories that tell the tale of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Since signing their landmark deal, Football West has announced Gold Fields as their first official Regional Football Program partner.
Already the name sponsor of all of Football West’s State Teams, Gold Fields’ support is set to bolster Football West’s program deliverables throughout the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
Hundreds of job seekers flocked to Perth city last month for the KBCCI Kal Jobs Expo to speak with prospective employers about job opportunities in WA’s Goldfields region.
Companies included Saracen Mineral Holdings, BGC Contracting, KCGM, Evolution Mining, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Gold Fields, Northern Star Resources, Macmahon Holdings, and the WA School of Mines.
With the support of Gold Fields’ Australian Foundation, St Barbara Limited and Saracen Mineral Holdings, Shooting Stars officially launched its eighth site in Western Australia.
Leonora will be Shooting Stars’ first program based in Goldfields, located 833 km northeast of Perth and will engage up to 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from years 4-10 at Leonora District High School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All that glittered was gold on Saturday night at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club, as another year of graduates from the WA School of Mines were celebrated amongst 450 industry representatives at their annual Alumni Ball.
Traditionally held in Perth, hosting the ball for the first time in the Goldfields was the brainchild of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Mayor John Bowler, who wished to align it with the City’s celebration of 125 years since gold was first discovered in the area.
KCGM officially launched the Newmont Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at an event last night, in recognition of the company’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples.
Find out why the RAP was developed and how community groups can help the company achieve its commitment to reconciliation.
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.
KCGM’s latest Safety Innovation Award winners have chosen to donate $6,000 each to the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association (EGCA) and the Goldfields Tennis Club (GTC).