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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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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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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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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Is Gen Z the answer to mining's skill shortage?

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Is Gen Z the answer to mining's skill shortage?

The Australian mining industry could be heading towards a healthy stage of growth, however there remains the need for skilled workers.

The industry’s future will rely on an efficient, skilled and suitably sized workforce - and focus is shifting to the next generation of workers to rise to that challenge.

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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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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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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 supports Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Gold supports Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Gold Industry Group was joined by Saracen Mineral Holdings and Independence Group at the annual Euroz Big Walk in Perth on Sunday 17 March, which raised $120,000 for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The 13th Big Walk event saw 2,500 participants, spectators and volunteers came together for 6 km walk alongside the Swan River, starting and finishing in Burswood Park, with funds raised helping to change the lives of many Western Australian children, adolescents and their families.

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Explorers converge at annual conference

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Explorers converge at annual conference

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.

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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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