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KCGM donate award wins to community

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KCGM donate award wins to community

KCGM’s latest Safety Innovation Award recipients have chosen to donate their wins to three local organisations: Full Circle, Goldfields Women’s Refuge and the Headspace Kalgoorlie branch.

The three award winners for this quarter were Matthew Adams from Open Pit Mining, Kate Scolyer and Kevin Barry from Processing and the Mount Charlotte Underground Operational Supervisors.

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IGO are up all night for charity

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IGO are up all night for charity

As Gold Partner, Independence Group will join other businesses and individuals across Perth for the Up All Night marathon next month, raising funds and awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia.

The 42 km walk will commence at 9pm on Saturday 30 November and end at 8am on Sunday 1 December, in solidarity of those families with sick children who experience similar hardship.

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KCGM celebrate NAIDOC with truck tray art

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KCGM celebrate NAIDOC with truck tray art

To mark the 2019 NAIDOC celebrations, KCGM unveiled a haul truck tray designed and painted by local Aboriginal artist Jason Dimer.

The design reflects the connection between mining, people and the environment, and serves as a visual reminder of the importance of reconciliation in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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Education key to next generation of gold

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Education key to next generation of gold

Speaking to more than 400 delegates at World Gold 2019 earlier this month, Regis Resources Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Jim Beyer encouraged all participants to do their bit in educating the next generation, for the sake of the industry’s future.

Jim’s keynote brought to light a critical issue that continues to impact gold mining and the broader resources industry in one way or another: the concerning drop in the number of STEM-skilled Australian workers.

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Black and blue dogs join walk for mental health

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Black and blue dogs join walk for mental health

Supported by KCGM, Saracen Mineral Holdings and Ausdrill, their Black Dog Blue Dog Walk saw Todd Belcher, his partner Charlotte McCully and their two canine companions cross the finish line of an epic 630 km journey from Kalgoorlie to Perth, to raise awareness of mental health in the mining industry.

The two-week trip and six-month campaign aimed to raise $100,000 for the Black Dog Institute.

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ABC Bullion bring Tutankhamun exhibition to Australia

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ABC Bullion bring Tutankhamun exhibition to Australia

ABC Bullion have been appointed Presenting Partner for the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition when it arrives at Sydney's Australian Museum in 2021.

The exhibition represents the largest of it’s kind containing the King’s treasures to have ever left Egypt, with the Australian visit one part of a global tour for the priceless artefacts.

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Evolution partnership to improve indigenous career opportunities

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Evolution partnership to improve indigenous career opportunities

Evolution Mining have signed a two-year partnership with the Johnathan Thurston Academy to improve employment and training opportunities for Indigenous job seekers.

The partnership will also assist local and Indigenous participants by preparing them to be job ready, building self-confidence and developing skills in resume writing, job interviewing skills and submitting job applications.

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Gold industry unmasks for mental health

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Gold industry unmasks for mental health

As proud Platinum Sponsor of LIVIN WA’s annual charity ball, the Gold Industry Group joined representatives from Newmont Goldcorp Australia, Gold Fields, Newcrest Mining and Gold Road Resources to raise awareness and funds for mental health.

The ‘unmasked’ theme encouraged the hundreds of attendees to break the stigma around mental illness.

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Gold miners ride to conquer cancer

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Gold miners ride to conquer cancer

Saracen Mineral Holdings, Macmahon Holdings and Regis Resources will join other mining companies around Perth in October to support the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research, raising awareness of and funds for medical research in the fight to conquer cancer.

Now in it’s 8th year, the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research has already raised over $30 million to date, for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2019

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Diggers & Dealers Gold Wrap 2019

This year’s Diggers & Dealers was as good as gold as 2450 delegates descended on Kalgoorlie for mining’s biggest industry event.

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was a hit, gold shone throughout the three day program with GIG Directors Andrea Maxey and Stuart Tonkin taking to the stage, a focus on the image of mining created much discussion at our popular breakfast event with Deloitte, and Northern Star Resources claimed dealer of the year.

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Golden partnership to fast-track UQ cancer test

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Golden partnership to fast-track UQ cancer test

Development of a rapid cancer test at the University of Queensland (UQ) using gold nanoparticles, will be aided by a $300,000 donation from Australian gold mining company Evolution Mining.

The philanthropic funding will help researchers at UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, whilst the new blood test could give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis.

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Newcrest ride to Telfer for mental health

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Newcrest ride to Telfer for mental health

Six Newcrest Mining Limited employees banded together to embark on an epic 2,246 km bike ride from their Perth office to the Telfer operations, raising awareness and funds for mental health.

Funds raised went to the WA Disabled Sports Association and Beyond Blue, helping to make a difference in the lives of those affected by anxiety, depression or suicide.

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Responsible gold jewellery

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Responsible gold jewellery

ABC Refinery and Pallion provide assurance for consumers by using responsible sourcing and sustainability practices.

Palloys, the jewellery manufacturing and supply division of Pallion, recently attained certification from the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the foremost standard setting and certification organisation in the world for the international jewellery industry.

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Mining’s young professionals seek a work-life balance

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Mining’s young professionals seek a work-life balance

The WA Mining Club Young Professionals’ second networking event saw experienced members of the industry deconstruct the theme “Young Families Maintaining Mining Careers – The Real Golden Years”, providing the next generation of leaders with insight and lived experience on how to achieve and maintain a work-life balance.

Hundreds of representatives from leaders to graduates utilised the opportunity to network at The Westin Hotel.

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Football West's partnership with Gold Fields expands

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Football West's partnership with Gold Fields expands

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.

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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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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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