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Life as a driller in the 1950s: Q & A with George Horsham

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Life as a driller in the 1950s: Q & A with George Horsham

Swick Mining recently sat down with George Horsham, a rugby-mad former diamond driller, to discover what it was like to work on Australian mine sites during the 1950s and 1960s.

Diamond core drilling has advanced in leaps and bounds since then. Technology advancements mean state-of-the-art rigs today allow hole set-ups to be completed within minutes instead of hours, and moves carried out within hours not days.

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Geology in gold: Q & A with Sarah Arnoldi

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Geology in gold: Q & A with Sarah Arnoldi

The Gold Industry Group recently spoke with diversity scholarship recipient and geologist, Sarah Arnoldi, one year on since discussing her honours thesis, following her journey into her first role as a geologist at Newmont’s Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory.

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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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FutureGold: Q & A with Liam Twigger

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FutureGold: Q & A with Liam Twigger

Gold Industry Group Company Secretary Bron Suchecki, spoke to PCF Capital Managing Director Liam Twigger about his journey in the industry and the recent launch of FutureGold at this year’s Precious Metals Investment Symposium.

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Inside the GFC: Q & A with Bron & Jordan 10 Years On

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Inside the GFC: Q & A with Bron & Jordan 10 Years On

This month marks the 10 year anniversary since Lehman Brothers, one of the highest profile casualties of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), went bankrupt in the United States.

We spoke to Gold Industry Group Company Secretary Bron Suchecki, who was working at The Perth Mint at the time, and ABC Bullion Chief Economist Jordan Eliseo, about their memories from that time period.

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Inside Mt Magnet Gold: After dark with photographer Ian Beattie

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Inside Mt Magnet Gold: After dark with photographer Ian Beattie

Medic by day, photographer by night. Not only does Ian Beattie look after the well-being of fellow employees at Ramelius Resources' Mt Magnet Gold Mine and the local community, he captures the history of Mount Magnet after dark. 

We spoke to Ian about some of our favourite photographs that will take you back in time to Mount Magnet's golden past. 

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Inside Ramelius: Q & A with Geologist Jackie

Inside Ramelius: Q & A with Geologist Jackie

The Gold Industry Group had the pleasure of talking to Ramelius Research Geologist and Geochemist Dr Jackie Rotherham recently. We discovered the ins and outs of her role and the exciting challenges ahead of her.

VAC Student's gold experience at Ramelius

VAC Student's gold experience at Ramelius

Ramelius Resources, like many mining companies, participate in the vacation (VAC) student program which provides university students with hands on work experience during the summer. Students studying engineering, metallurgy and geology are encouraged to take part to gain valuable workplace skills and exposure to their specialist area. The VAC program also gives companies the opportunity to employ students they know are experienced and capable once they graduate. 

Engineering student Eoghan McCallion worked for Ramelius over the summer vacation period along with geological and metallurgical students from Curtin University