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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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KCGM launches Reconciliation Action Plan

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KCGM launches Reconciliation Action Plan

KCGM officially launched the Newmont Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at an event last night, in recognition of the company’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples.

Find out why the RAP was developed and how community groups can help the company achieve its commitment to reconciliation.

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Kirkland scoops mine rescue win

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Kirkland scoops mine rescue win

Maintaining their stellar year of award wins, the Kirkland Lake Gold Fosterville team took home four awards at this year’s Victorian Mines Rescue Competition (VMRC) including the overall win.

Held over 12 – 14 October and hosted by Kirkland Lake Gold at their Fosterville Gold Mine 20km outside of Bendigo, the 26th VMRC saw nine mines rescue and emergency response teams (ERT) compete.

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Ian Murray celebrated for golden career

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Ian Murray celebrated for golden career

With over 20 years corporate experience in a variety of financial and executive roles, we look back at Ian Murray’s contribution and dedication to the gold industry.

This year his efforts were recognised at the Precious Metals Investment Symposium, where he took home the prestigious Gavin Thomas Mining Award.

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FutureGold: Q & A with Liam Twigger

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FutureGold: Q & A with Liam Twigger

Gold Industry Group Company Secretary Bron Suchecki, spoke to PCF Capital Managing Director Liam Twigger about his journey in the industry and the recent launch of FutureGold at this year’s Precious Metals Investment Symposium.

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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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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.

Gold Industry Group celebrates Australia's gold industry at inaugural event

Gold Industry Group celebrates Australia's gold industry at inaugural event

Last week the Gold Industry Group held its inaugural industry networking event at the historic Perth Mint. The event was attended by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Honourable Sean L’Estrange MLA, and 90 members and industry colleagues to discuss the future of Australia’s gold industry and the vision of the Group.
 
Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer and Gold Industry Group Chairman Richard Hayes spoke about the importance of the Group and what it can achieve collectively.

Member blog: Old gold is still worth its weight

Member blog: Old gold is still worth its weight

Most people are familiar with the primary uses of gold; as a currency, in the creation of coins and bars, and as jewellery. 

However, gold is also used for medical purposes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and certain cancers; and in modern dentistry and orthodontics. It can be consumed as an indulgence in beverages or as a culinary decoration; and used in electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and televisions, to name a few, as it is a highly efficient conductor that doesn’t corrode, making it extremely reliable.   

Member Blog: The quest for conflict-free metals continues

Member Blog: The quest for conflict-free metals continues

Concerned consumers, organisations, and governments around the world continue to shine a light on conflict minerals. These tainted commodities are traded by private armed groups for monetary gain to finance civil conflicts and violence which contribute to the violation of human rights. Thus, the quest for ‘responsible’ and ethically sourced minerals is becoming more and more prevalent.

Conflict minerals, which can include gold ore, are smuggled out of countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and parts of Afghanistan, Columbia, and Zimbabwe, and shipped to smelters around the world for refinement. 

Member Blog: Insights from the SMSF Association National Conference

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Member Blog: Insights from the SMSF Association National Conference

ABC Bullion’s Chief Economist Jordan Eliseo provides his insights from the SMSF Association National Conference last week on the growth in physical bullion investment and why trustees are buying bullion.

The SMSF Association National Conference was attended by more than 1,000 financial advisers, accountants, auditors and service providers and is the largest annual gathering for professionals servicing the $600 billion Self-Managed Superannuation Fund market in Australia. 

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