Gold mining in Victoria is booming with annual production over 2019-20 reaching the highest yearly level since 1906…Victoria’s gold sector is valued at $1.9 billion and the outlook remains positive with minerals exploration growing in recent years.
– Michael Philipps, Australian Mining, 16 November 2021
The Victorian gold industry is currently experiencing a renaissance, with authorities estimating that there may be approximately 75 million ounces still waiting to be discovered in the State. Exploration and investment are ramping up across Victoria as the sector looks towards a reinvigorated future.
In the March 2021 quarter, $51.5 million was spent on minerals exploration in Victoria.
Victoria’s exploration and mining industry has a bright future and is critical to support more diverse regional economies.
Exploration creates a pipeline of new gold projects to support Victoria’s growing gold mining sector employing thousands of workers, particularly in the Bendigo region, and in mines in Ballarat and Stawell.
– James Sorahan, Minerals Council of Australia 1 June 2021
Gold exploration pulled a March record $246.9 million splurge, the fourth straight quarter above $200m mark and around three times higher than spending levels seen just five years ago
– Stockhead 2 June 2021
Continued investment in Australian mineral exploration is needed to find the mines of the future and unlock the jobs and growth still waiting to be discovered
– Pearce Warren in Mining Weekly 1 June 2021
Victoria’s rich minerals endowment is prospective for gold, base metals and mineral sands. Exploration investment in Victoria was worth $152 million in 2020 – a significant increase over the past five years.
– James Sorahan in Australian Mining 21 May 2021
Informa Australia is delighted to be holding the forthcoming Victoria Gold Mining & Exploration Forum, which will be held on 23–24 February 2022 at the Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria. This event will examine the latest developments in gold mining and exploration in Victoria.
The Victorian gold industry is currently experiencing a renaissance, with authorities estimating that there may be approximately AU$150 billion worth of gold still waiting to be discovered in the State. Exploration and investment is ramping up across Victoria as the sector looks towards a reinvigorated future.
Topics will include:
- Current market outlook
- Government perspective
- Community engagement
- Case studies
- Latest updates from the key operating mines in Victoria
- Investor appetite for Victorian gold
- Insights from leading exploration companies, and their latest initiatives
- Recent Data: Opportunities for gold in Victoria
- Harnessing the mining industry for sustainable indigenous development
- Recent challenges for the industry including skills shortages, scarcity of drill rigs, and delays for laboratory assays
- Local Procurement
- New technology
- Rehabilitation of the land effectively and efficiently
- The future of Victorian gold mining
Director of Technical Services – Australia, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Director IT & Digital – Australia, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Geology Manager, Mandalay Resources
Managing Director & Chairman, Dart Mining
Managing Director, Southern Cross Gold
Managing Director, Carawine Resources Limited
COO, Fosterville South Exploration
Chief Executive Officer, First AU Limited
Executive Chairman, S2 Resources Ltd
Exploration Manager, Kalamazoo Resources
Dr James Tickner
Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Chrysos Corporation
Manager Minerals Geoscience, Geological Survey of Victoria
Managing Director, Falcon Metals Ltd
Senior Geologist, SRK Consulting
Group Chief Executive Officer, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
Managing Partner, deliberatedge, Chair, The Workforce Planning Institute
General Manager, and Djaara Traditional Owner, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
Executive Director - Victoria Division, Minerals Council of Australia
CEO, Deepcore Drilling
Director, Tesbury Consulting Services
Executive Chairperson, Cauldron Energy Limited
Director Environment and Government Relations - Australia, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Principal Geologist, Outback Goldfields
Director and Principal Consultant, GoldFern Consulting
Chief Geologist, Kaiser Reef
Tectonics and implications for gold prospectivity in Victoria
Victoria’s rich orogenic gold endowment has helped make the State what it is today. But much of its hidden potential is yet to be discovered – with historic goldfields mainly found through surface geochemistry (panning), where mineralised levels are serendipitously exposed. Read more >>
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