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Experiences bring Australia's heart of gold to life

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Experiences bring Australia's heart of gold to life

The Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) free Heart of Gold Australia app has expanded to include gold tourism experiences from around the country, highlighting and educating the community of gold’s significance to the nation.

In addition to the Perth and Kalgoorlie Heart of Gold Discovery Trails, the app now boasts a wide variety of gold tourism experiences that include tours, attractions and historic landmarks.

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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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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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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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The future of Australian mining

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The future of Australian mining

Technological innovations have triggered industry transformations throughout the ages – most notably by the increasing implementation of autonomous vehicles, from mine site haul trucks to mine-to-port ore trains.

According to EY’s recent report, traditional mining jobs are being redesigned by the introduction of new technologies across all levels of the industry.

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Leaders to address the future of mining

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Leaders to address the future of mining

Future of Mining Australia returns to Sydney with a focus on technology, development and sustainability.

The Gold Industry Group is an industry partner of the Future of Mining Australia conference, which will address the long-term goals of the industry by bringing together an advisory board of leading mining experts and new talent, from 25 to 26 March 2019.

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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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A smart partnership for a joint future

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A smart partnership for a joint future

At last month's luncheon, WA Mining Club attendees were treated to an update on the Gruyere Gold Project with Gold Fields Australia and Gold Road Resources.

First discovered in 2013, the Gruyere Gold Project site lies 25 kilometres north-east of Gold Road Resources’ original Yamarna belt discovery, and is predicted to be a low-cost, long-life project over the next 13 years – far exceeding the shelf life of most existing Australian mine sites.

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Evolution champions environmental rehabilitation pilot program

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Evolution champions environmental rehabilitation pilot program

Evolution Mining has partnered with NQ Dry Tropics (NQDT) to pilot an innovative Environmental Enhancement project, aimed at re-establishing an open body of water and restoring its fauna diversity.

By removing 15 hectares of aquatic weeds within the Kalamia Creek wetlands in Ayr, North Queensland, the project will explore how to prevent their continued spread, and how those weeds can then be harvested, transported to a local landholder and turned into compost, with the resulting organic matter used to improve local agricultural soils and benefit farm productivity. 

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KCGM donates award bonus to Kalgoorlie Men's Shed

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KCGM donates award bonus to Kalgoorlie Men's Shed

Two winning Safety Innovation Award recipients have chosen to donate $12,000 to the C.Y. O'Connor Men's Shed in Kalgoorlie. The KCGM quarterly Safety Innovation Awards are designed to improve safety culture by recognising and rewarding individuals or teams that have implemented safety innovation ideas that eliminate or minimise risks on site.

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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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InfiniGold launches digital gold with The Perth Mint

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InfiniGold launches digital gold with The Perth Mint

In collaboration with The Perth Mint, InfiniGold has released the latest innovation in gold investment – a flexible digital gold product compatible with a wide range of technology platforms including blockchain.

InfiniGold digital gold certificates offer institutions the opportunity to present investors with a new, secure and easy way to trade, hold and transfer physical gold. 

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Perth’s first virtual gold trail to launch at Elizabeth Quay

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Perth’s first virtual gold trail to launch at Elizabeth Quay

The Gold Industry Group announced the launch of its Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, which will take place at Elizabeth Quay on Saturday 7 October, at its Digital Mine breakfast at Diggers & Dealers today. 

The Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will be the first virtual trail of its kind to give the community an interactive ‘gold’ experience via the free Heart of Gold app.

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Gold Road partners with Gold Fields to develop Gruyere Gold Project

Gold Road partners with Gold Fields to develop Gruyere Gold Project

Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields Limited have announced a 50:50 joint venture to develop and operate the Gruyere Gold Project in Western Australia.

Gold Road’s Managing Director and CEO, Ian Murray said he was pleased to partner with Gold Fields to develop Australia's newest goldfield.

#heartofgold Discovery Trail: The story of a nation built on gold

#heartofgold Discovery Trail: The story of a nation built on gold

The Gold Industry Group will launch its #heartofgold Discovery Trail next year in Perth, providing a fun and interactive way for the community to connect with the importance and history of gold, which remains at the heart of our nation today.

This long-term community engagement initiative will engage millions of students, families and tourists alike. Here is a sneak peak of what you will find.