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Underground expansion underway at Tropicana

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Underground expansion underway at Tropicana

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.

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Innovative exploration is future proofing IGO

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Innovative exploration is future proofing IGO

For Independence Group (IGO), being at the forefront of technological change is paying dividends, with the company utilising a raft of alternate approaches to their diversified mine sites.

IGO recently shifted its focus toward minerals involved in battery production, with its world class Nova operation producing high grade nickel, copper and cobalt, while also holding a 30% stake in the Tropicana Gold Mine.

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Gold supports Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Gold supports Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Gold Industry Group was joined by Saracen Mineral Holdings and Independence Group at the annual Euroz Big Walk in Perth on Sunday 17 March, which raised $120,000 for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The 13th Big Walk event saw 2,500 participants, spectators and volunteers came together for 6 km walk alongside the Swan River, starting and finishing in Burswood Park, with funds raised helping to change the lives of many Western Australian children, adolescents and their families.

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Explorers converge at annual conference

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Explorers converge at annual conference

Last month’s RIU Explorers Conference was the biggest yet, with resources companies, brokers, funds, bankers, investors, government and suppliers come together to discuss exploration and production successes and opportunities.

Now in its 18th year, the conference featured a number of Gold Industry Group members.

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Gold alliance supports indigenous education

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Gold alliance supports indigenous education

AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group have joined forces to support the education outcomes and employment pathways for indigenous students in the Dandjoo Darbalung program at St Catherine’s College.

The residential program sees aboriginal students graduate with a tertiary level qualification across all five Western Australian universities.

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IGO on a mission to nourish our country

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IGO on a mission to nourish our country

More than 40 Independence Group (IGO) employees became OzHarvest volunteers, assisting the for-impact organisation in its mission to ‘Nourish Our Country’ by helping to deliver over 110 tonnes of food to people in need across Western Australia during November.

Over four weeks IGO volunteers assisted the OzHarvest WA van operators to pick-up and drop-off an incredible 111,549 kilograms of surplus produce, which was then delivered to 80 charitable agencies across Perth and the greater metropolitan area.

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Indigenous graduates get into mining

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Indigenous graduates get into mining

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.

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