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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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Students win virtual lesson in gold

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Students win virtual lesson in gold

Year 5 students from Mount Pleasant Primary School were the lucky recipients of an all-expenses paid excursion on the Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail last week.

The excursion prize was one of two won at the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia’s HASS Week Conference in July.

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A golden outback adventure

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A golden outback adventure

The Gold Industry Group were recently treated to the ultimate road trip through the Goldfields by Mandy and Chuck from the Goldfields Tourism Network WA.

The 300 km long photo shoot included several hidden gems and key stopping points on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail – an epic adventure through the heart of the region.

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Perth's virtual gold trail for Chinese tourism

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Perth's virtual gold trail for Chinese tourism

A year on from the launch of Perth’s virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, a Mandarin translation of the self-guided walking tour will be released at an exclusive first-look event on Friday 30 November.

Gold Industry Group Chairman and Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes with special guest the Minister for Mines and Petroleum and Asian Engagement the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, will host leading travel agencies, tourism operators and media to be first to experience the interactive gold adventure in Mandarin via the Heart of Gold Australia app.

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WA miners with hearts of gold

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WA miners with hearts of gold

Northern Star Resources and Saracen Mineral Holdings dug deep for this year’s Telethon, helping to raise a record-breaking $38 million for the Telethon Kids Institute to support research into children’s respiratory health.

In a non-stop 24-hour live broadcast from Perth’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Channel Seven Perth Telethon has appealed to the Western Australian public annually since 1968 with the help of celebrity guests and live acts.

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Perth’s virtual gold trail expands

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Perth’s virtual gold trail expands

Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in 2017, the Gold Industry Group are continuing their annual celebration of Australia’s gold industry.

The launch of the trail’s reverse option will take place at a free community event on Saturday 20 October 2018 at The Perth Mint.

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Massive Beta Hunt gold specimens on display

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Massive Beta Hunt gold specimens on display

The Gold Industry Group’s gold partner, The Perth Mint, is displaying some of the most incredible and valuable gold quartz rocks ever discovered in Australia for the next couple of weeks.

The massive gold specimens, discovered underground at RNC Minerals’ (‘RNC’) Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.

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World’s greatest gold investors to descend on Perth for Precious Metals Event

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World’s greatest gold investors to descend on Perth for Precious Metals Event

Attracting the who’s who among the globe’s greatest precious metals investors, Western Australia – which accounts for more than 70% of Australia’s overall gold production - has cemented itself as a major destination to explore and mine for the famous yellow metal.

With this in mind, Australia’s largest precious metal event, The Precious Metal Investment Symposium (PMIS), has this year pulled up stumps and relocated from Sydney to WA’s capital and world-renowned mining hub, Perth.

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder named top tourism town

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder named top tourism town

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder received the GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award in the category for towns or cities with a population over 5,000 at the 2018 WA Tourism Conference.

Held in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre earlier this month, the awards are an annual celebration and recognition of the best of Western Australia’s destinations.

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Australia's most valuable gold coin unveiled

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Australia's most valuable gold coin unveiled

The Minister for Mines and Petroleum, the Honourable Bill Johnston MLA, today unveiled Australia’s most valuable legal tender collector coin crafted by the historic Perth Mint.

One of a kind and valued at $2.48 million, the Discovery gold coin features argyle pink diamonds and is the Mint’s most exclusive and notable numismatic release to date.

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WA Premier launches Australia's first mine to mint gold tour

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WA Premier launches Australia's first mine to mint gold tour

A unique tourism experience, showcasing the complete gold production process from mine to mint, was unveiled by the Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, at The Perth Mint today.

A collaboration between Go West Tours, Newmont Australia and The Perth Mint, the Mine to Mint gold tour provides a fascinating insight into the State’s gold mining industry.

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Gold sector puts focus on communities

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Gold sector puts focus on communities

For a lot of regional towns in Australia, the gold mining industry is the economic backbone contributing through jobs, livelihoods and security. But they are also an important part of the community. 

For Liz Jones, her employment in the gold mining industry as a mining manager at Ramelius Resources’ Mt Magnet operation in Western Australia also comes with a focus on helping the local community.

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Strong community partnerships recognised in gold sector

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Strong community partnerships recognised in gold sector

Northern Star Resources, KCGM and Newmont Boddington Gold were all finalists in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) 2017 Community Partnership Awards for successfully forming meaningful relationships and enduring outcomes for communities. 

Insights from these programs were shared at the 2017 Awards for Excellence seminar late last year and are now available online.

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Students uncover Perth's golden secrets on virtual trail

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Students uncover Perth's golden secrets on virtual trail

Gibbs Street Primary School and Swan Valley Anglican Community School students have been among the first to walk Perth's newest and first virtual gold trail on all expenses paid school excursions last month.

Gibbs Street Primary School won our Hit92.9 launch competition and Swan Valley Anglican Community School won our AISWA Humanities and Social Sciences Conference competition. 

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A day in Leinster

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A day in Leinster

The township of Leinster lies 368km north of Kalgoorlie and is often described as an oasis in the desert. Residents refer to it as either the 'home of the wedge tail eagle' or 'the jewel of the northern goldfields'.

Gold mining first began in the area in 1897 and the town was established in 1976. Today, Leinster is home to some 500 gold and nickel mine workers. The Gold Industry Group had the opportunity to visit the mining town and attend the regional race day earlier this month.

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Pan for pure gold with The Perth Mint at virtual trail launch

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Pan for pure gold with The Perth Mint at virtual trail launch

To celebrate the launch of Perth’s Heart of Gold Discovery Trail at Elizabeth Quay this Saturday, The Perth Mint is giving trail blazers the opportunity to pan for real gold!

Scattered with real gold nuggets from Ramelius Resources’ Wattle Dam gold mine, the Mint’s interactive dry panning activity will have Perth families and tourists of all ages experience what it was like to search for gold during the gold rushes of the late 1800s.

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Finding of "Golden Eagle" nugget

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Finding of "Golden Eagle" nugget

Western Australia’s gold history is both colourful and fascinating. Following the challenges of the First World War, the 1930s brought revitalisation to the gold industry with a rise in the gold price and an increase in foreign investment. However, it was the discovery of a gold nugget in 1931 that created a national sensation and saw many prospectors return to WA.

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Support crucial to ensure strong gold sector

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Support crucial to ensure strong gold sector

The Gold Industry Group’s role is vital to educating and engaging with the wider community on the historic, social and economic importance of the gold industry to Western Australia. 

“By leading community and industry initiatives we can create change that will positively influence future generations and ensure the industry stays strong,” said Richard Hayes, Gold Industry Group Chairperson.

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