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First gold for Gruyere

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First gold for Gruyere

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.

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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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Leonora Golden Gift draws elite crowd

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Leonora Golden Gift draws elite crowd

Some of Australia’s finest runners descended on the small outback town of Leonora for the mining community’s annual Golden Gift carnival, sponsored by St Barbara Limited, Saracen Mineral Holdings and Gold Fields.

Held 31 May to 3 June, the 2019 event included an art prize, fashions on the field, live music, food and market stalls, fireworks and the main attraction of the coveted road mile title and it’s $50,000 prize.

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Cyanide-free gold goes into production

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Cyanide-free gold goes into production

Australia is leading the charge towards greener and safer gold production, with new technology for an environmentally superior gold recovery process.

Following successful industry trials, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, will transfer its cost-effective and cyanide-free gold recovery ‘Going for Gold’ process technology to Australian company, Clean Mining Limited.

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Gold Fields' Agnew gold mine powers ahead with renewables

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Gold Fields' Agnew gold mine powers ahead with renewables

Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine in Western Australia will become one of Australia’s first mining operations to be predominantly powered by renewable and low-carbon energy.

Gold Fields and global energy group EDL today announced a A$112m investment in a world-leading energy microgrid combining wind, solar, gas and battery storage. The microgrid will be owned and operated by EDL, which will recoup its investment via a 10-year electricity supply agreement with Agnew.

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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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Gold workers join LIVINWell movement

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Gold workers join LIVINWell movement

The Gold Industry Group (GIG)’s recent mental health tour with charity LIVIN is being hailed a success after more than 40 stigma breaking workshops were delivered across Australia reaching more than 1,200 gold industry workers, locals and students.

As a result of the resounding positive feedback from attendees, the tour has been extended with more workshops to be delivered at gold mine sites in June and a school tour is being explored for 2020.

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Underground expansion underway at Tropicana

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Underground expansion underway at Tropicana

Joint venture partners AngloGold Ashanti Australia and Independence Group NL are set for a big year ahead, with recent approval for the $105.7 million underground expansion of their existing Tropicana gold mine in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.

The firing of the first blast for the portal at Boston Shaker took place on 8 May.

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Museum’s golden history awaits your discovery

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Museum’s golden history awaits your discovery

Although the final stop on the Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, the Museum of the Goldfields is just the beginning of another golden adventure.

Visit the Museum to uncover a veritable treasure trove of historic artefacts and stories that tell the tale of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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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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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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GIG collaborates with TLG on rural education

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GIG collaborates with TLG on rural education

The Gold Industry Group (GIG) welcomes its newest member Teach Learn Grow (TLG) in preparation to join forces on a new gold education project to be integrated into TLG’s 2019 Rural Program.

Sponsored by GIG members TLG’s flagship Rural Program addresses educational disparity by empowering rural and remote Australian students to realise their full potential.

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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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