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Mining’s young professionals seek a work-life balance

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Mining’s young professionals seek a work-life balance

The WA Mining Club Young Professionals’ second networking event saw experienced members of the industry deconstruct the theme “Young Families Maintaining Mining Careers – The Real Golden Years”, providing the next generation of leaders with insight and lived experience on how to achieve and maintain a work-life balance.

Hundreds of representatives from leaders to graduates utilised the opportunity to network at The Westin Hotel.

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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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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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Golden jobs up for grabs at expo

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Golden jobs up for grabs at expo

Hundreds of job seekers flocked to Perth city last month for the KBCCI Kal Jobs Expo to speak with prospective employers about job opportunities in WA’s Goldfields region.

Companies included Saracen Mineral Holdings, BGC Contracting, KCGM, Evolution Mining, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Gold Fields, Northern Star Resources, Macmahon Holdings, and the WA School of Mines.

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Young professionals are the future of mining

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Young professionals are the future of mining

Gold Road Resources’ People & Culture Business Partner Samantha Ware urged delegates at Future of Mining Australia to consider the importance of attracting ‘millennials’ to the mining industry and provided strategies to retain the next generation.

Ms Ware used her own experiences as guidance backed by current research.

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Gold Fields' safety campaign benefits community

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Gold Fields' safety campaign benefits community

A Christmas safety push at Gold Fields’ St Ives mine resulted in a monetary gift delivered to five Kalgoorlie-based community organisations.

The funds earned were a result of increasing and improving safety interactions over the 100 days leading up to Christmas.

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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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Precious metals event to shine in Sydney

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Precious metals event to shine in Sydney

Australia’s largest precious metals event, the Precious Metals Investment Symposium (PMIS), returns in October for its 10th year, bringing together explorers and producers, to bullion companies and other investment vehicles.

To be held on 24 to 26 October 2019 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, New South Wales, the Gold Industry Group (GIG) is an industry partner of the event for the 4th year, alongside member sponsors The Perth Mint, G4Si and ABC Bullion.

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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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Evolution's gold tours excite community

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Evolution's gold tours excite community

An annual 2-hour mine tour offered at Evolution Mining’s Mount Rawdon operation in Queensland could become a twice-yearly attraction, providing the local community, tourists and students the opportunity to see first-hand the inner workings of a gold mine, meet the diverse team and explore the many opportunities within the gold industry.

Over Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February, the Mount Rawdon mine tours attracted residents from the Mount Perry community, regional visitors from Gayndah, Biggendon and Bundaberg, and Biggendon PCYC SES cadets.

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New geological field guide to Kalgoorlie launched

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New geological field guide to Kalgoorlie launched

A new geological field guide to Kalgoorlie and surrounds, produced by Earth Science Western Australia, John Bunting and Peter Muhling; was launched Tuesday 19 March at the Australian Resources Research Centre.

A Geological Field Guide to Kalgoorlie and Surrounds, is the third of its kind in Western Australia, with previous books showcasing Perth and surrounds and the Capes region of the Southwest respectively.

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KCGM goes pink for International Women’s Day

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KCGM goes pink for International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, KCGM coloured its Super Pit blast pink and encouraged the community to join in the celebration by viewing the pink blast from the Super Pit Lookout.

The spectacle was a unique way to commemorate and highlight this year’s call #BalanceforBetter, motivating and uniting the KCGM workforce and the wider Kalgoorlie-Boulder community to think, act, and be gender inclusive.

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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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KCGM's community contributions recognised

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KCGM's community contributions recognised

In its commitment to enhance the development of communities in which its employees live and work, KCGM’s Community Investment Program contributed funding to over thirteen local charities and organisations in 2018.

Totalling more than $450,000, the funds were distributed through supporting sustainable long-term community initiatives and as one-off donations to help charitable organisations, sporting associations, and community events.

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Perth Mint expands Chinese market for Australian gold

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Perth Mint expands Chinese market for Australian gold

The Perth Mint has expanded the market for Australian gold in China with its recent appointment as an International member of Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE).

As an International member of SGE, The Perth Mint would now also gain access to an extensive network of gold distributors trading directly on the SGE platform throughout China.

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Gold nuggets on world tour

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Gold nuggets on world tour

Right now G4S International Logistics (G4Si) are transporting two of the largest gold nuggets in existence, weighing 95kg and 63kg, to secure displays across three continents.

Unearthed at Royal Nickel Corporations’ Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda Western Australia, the gold-bearing quartz rocks are on a multi-country tour that includes the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States .

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Gold Road helping girls to kick goals

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Gold Road helping girls to kick goals

Supported by Gold Road Resources, the recent Girls for Glory clinic at NIB Stadium saw 120 girls seize the opportunity to experience a training session alongside Perth Glory’s Westfield W-League stars.

The girls, aged between 5 and 12 years took to the turf with current Matilda superstars Sam Kerr and Eliza Campbell, and American quartet Katie Naughton, Alyssa Mautz, Nikki Stanton and Rachel Hill to develop their skills.

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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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Women in Gold to debate across the nation

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Women in Gold to debate across the nation

The Gold Industry Group’s third annual Women in Gold Great Diversity Debate at The Perth Mint saw its 300-strong crowd get behind the hashtag #womeningold18 to discuss corporate gender equity targets, sparking a national tour.

Hosted in conjunction with Women in Mining WA, the event recognises and promotes women in the gold mining industry and provides a platform on which to examine gender-related topics through its annual debate, which will take to the national stage in 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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