Wheat may not be the only golden crop produced in WA’s agriculture areas in the near future. Photo: iStockphoto/Rasica

New golden crop for Wheatbelt

The return of gold mining as Western Australia’s fastest-growing industry is becoming more interesting, with a near-record price for the metal in Australian dollars triggering increased exploration and a pair of possible mine developments in the Wheatbelt.


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This golden crop is not new to the wheatbelt and in the current climate presents a great opportunity to revitalise our regional communities. Gold mining utilises minimal land areas, but will generate many more jobs and wealth per hectare than any other crop and will be a welcome addition to the local economy. Good on Ausgold and Explaurum for your focus and endeavour, and to the farm communities of the Wheatbelt to seize the opportunity to strengthen and grow.

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Explaurum (EXU)

Share Price

Closing price for the last 90 trading days
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 28/02/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
32ndVentnor Resources380%-28%
765thKalamazoo Resources-61%0%
711 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

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Total value as at the date of the transaction
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249th↓Australia Asia Minerals$73k
250th↑International Goldfields$72k
252nd↑Ventnor Resources$71k
253rd↑Kalamazoo Resources$70k
501 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

Remuneration from Explaurum

615thJohn Lawton$220k
1272ndChris Baker$53k
1576thStephen Stroud$15k
Ranked by total remuneration from all listed WA companies

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