Australia’s biggest new gold mine, Gruyere, reached a major milestone over the weekend pouring its first gold bar.
Located east of Laverton in Western Australia, the Gruyere Gold Project is a joint venture between Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields, which is expected to operate for the next 12 years and create 350 full time jobs.
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.
This year's Diggers & Dealers saw near-record numbers with a strong gold presence and a focus on emerging discoveries and the future of mining.
Read the Gold Industry Group's highlights from the 27th year of Diggers & Dealers.
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.
This year's Diggers & Dealers was the most optimistic in years with more than 2100 delegates descending on Kalgoorlie for mining's biggest annual event.
Although a light was shining on gold and exploration budgets have grown, it was clear that more investment in exploration is needed to ensure the future of the sector.
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.
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.
Ausdrill has joined the Gold Industry Group as a strong advocate and service provider to the gold sector.
Ausdrill Managing Director Ron Sayers started the company in 1987 with a single drill rig operating from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Today the Ausdrill Group employs over 4,000 staff worldwide.
“Gold is our core business, and over the past 30 years we have provided services to many of the world’s leading gold mining companies, both in Australia and Africa.