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Queensland gold at the heart of the 2018 Melbourne Cup

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Queensland gold at the heart of the 2018 Melbourne Cup

Evolution Mining Limited has announced gold produced at its Mt Rawdon gold mine, located 20 kilometres southeast of Mt Perry, has been used to make Australia’s most iconic horse racing trophy for the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup.

This is the third consecutive year that Australia's second largest gold miner has supplied the gold to make the Melbourne Cup trophy, but the first time the gold has come from one of its Queensland operations.

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History in the making: 1st Aussie gold Melbourne Cup

History in the making: 1st Aussie gold Melbourne Cup

The 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup has been made entirely from gold sourced, refined and crafted in Australia for the first time in its 150-year history.

One of the only trophies in the world still hand-spun from solid gold, the Emirates Melbourne Cup is produced by ABC Bullion. It contains 44 pieces that are hand spun over a 250-hour production process.