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Young professionals are the future of mining

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Young professionals are the future of mining

Gold Road Resources’ People & Culture Business Partner Samantha Ware urged delegates at Future of Mining Australia to consider the importance of attracting ‘millennials’ to the mining industry and provided strategies to retain the next generation.

Ms Ware used her own experiences as guidance backed by current research.

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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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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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Resources advisor leads Cannings Purple in Queensland

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Resources advisor leads Cannings Purple in Queensland

Member Cannings Purple recently announced their expansion into Queensland, led by experienced resources adviser Peta Baldwin.

The opening of a Brisbane office will further boost the company’s ability to service existing clients in Queensland and take advantage of the natural synergies between the Western Australian and Queensland markets, with a focus in resources and energy.

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City shines for St Barbara's Day

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City shines for St Barbara's Day

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.

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100 inspirational women in mining

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100 inspirational women in mining

The 2018 ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ were announced in London earlier this week by Women in Mining which featured seven of Australia’s gold powerhouse leaders including our very own Vice Chairperson Kelly Carter.

Gold Industry Group members recognised in the top 100 as inspirational role models for future generations of mining women were Gold Fields' Kelly Carter, St Barbara Limited's Meryl Jones, Ausdrill's Alex Atkins, KCGM's Shannon Youd, Newcrest Mining's Gabriela Love and Xiaoling Liu and KPMG’s Denise McComish.

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Inside an automated future: Q & A with Jeff Brown

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Inside an automated future: Q & A with Jeff Brown

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.

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Gold industry connects at annual sundowner

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Gold industry connects at annual sundowner

More than 100 members and industry colleagues attended last month’s annual industry networking event at the historic Perth Mint, to discuss the future of gold mining in Australia with special guest the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA.

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BGC Contracting joins Gold Industry Group

BGC Contracting joins Gold Industry Group

Australian mining and civil construction contractor BGC Contracting has joined the Gold Industry Group.

BGC Contracting CEO Greg Heylen said the company was pleased to join the group which was making such an important contribution to the long-term future of the gold industry.

ABC Bullion launches gold saver

ABC Bullion launches gold saver

Last month Gold Industry Group member ABC Bullion launched its Gold Saver; a direct debit savings plan linked to physical gold and silver assets.

The ABC Bullion Gold Saver works like a traditional savings account but instead of saving in Australian dollars, funds are invested in gold or silver.

Doray pours first gold at Deflector gold mine

Doray pours first gold at Deflector gold mine

Founding Gold Industry Group member Doray Minerals announced its first gold pour at their Deflector Gold Project in the southern Murchison region of Western Australia today.

Approximately 14 months after the completion of the takeover of Mutiny Gold in March 2015, construction of the new, purpose-built 480,000tpa processing plant recently achieved Practical Completion, on schedule, with mineralised material now being fed through the plant and resulting in production of the first gold bars from the gravity circuit.

Kayshun wins dream night at the "G"

Kayshun wins dream night at the "G"

Gold Industry Group founding member and leading Western Australian gold developer and explorer Gold Road Resources made one footy-mad 12-year old from the remote Cosmo Newberry Aboriginal Community dream come true on the weekend, winning the trip of a lifetime to Melbourne. 

Kayshun Murray won a competition, sponsored by Gold Road and open to all children of Yilka descent, in which they were asked to draw a picture or write a story summarising “what Australian Rules football means to me”. Kayshun’s winning entry was a picture describing football in relation to family, fitness and teamwork.

Member Announcement: Doray Signs Farm-In Agreement Over Mount Fisher Gold Project

Member Announcement: Doray Signs Farm-In Agreement Over Mount Fisher Gold Project

Doray Minerals Limited has announced it has entered into a farm-in Agreement with Rox Resources Limited to explore the highly prospective and underexplored Mount Fisher Gold Project which is located in the north-eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.

The Mt Fisher farm-in represents another strategic exploration project for Doray, with a large contiguous land package over an underexplored greenstone belt with already identified gold mineralisation, and adds to its highly prospective Horse Well JV and Western Gawler farm-in in South Australia.

Member News: ABC Refinery appointed to LBMA Good Delivery List for gold

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Member News: ABC Refinery appointed to LBMA Good Delivery List for gold

ABC Refinery, the refinery division of Pallion, has been appointed to The London Bullion Market Association’s (LBMA) Good Delivery list for gold.

ABC Refinery’s appointment to this exclusive list is a testament to its ability to refine and produce gold products to LBMA level, universally regarded as the highest international standard. LBMA accreditation is given only to companies that meet the Association’s stringent assaying and bar quality criteria as well as its responsible gold and net tangible asset requirements.

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