Gold Mining Conference

10th July 2024


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Date: 27 August 2024

Location: Online

Join us on August 27, 2024, for the Davos in the Desert’s Gold Mining Conference, a premier virtual event uniting industry leaders, investors, and professionals worldwide. This conference offers a unique platform to explore the latest trends, technologies, and developments in the gold mining industry. Whether you are an investor seeking promising ideas or a professional aiming to stay ahead of technological advancements, this conference is for you.

Primary Applications of Gold

Gold has diverse applications across various industries, including:

Jewelry: Its luster, malleability, and resistance to tarnish make it popular for adornments.

Investment: Gold serves as a store of value and hedge against inflation.

Currency and Reserves: Central banks hold gold as part of their reserves.

Electronics: Its conductivity and corrosion resistance are essential in electronics.

Dentistry: Gold alloys are used for dental work due to their biocompatibility and durability.

Aerospace: Gold-coated films protect space equipment from extreme conditions.

Medicine: Gold nanoparticles are used in diagnostics, drug delivery, and imaging.

Art and Decoration: Gold leaf is applied to artistic and architectural fixtures.

Catalysis: Gold nanoparticles act as catalysts in chemical reactions.

Lubricants: Gold nanoparticles enhance lubricant performance in machinery.

Recent Developments in the Gold Mining Industry

In 2023, global gold demand averaged 4,448 metric tons, with U.S. consumption at 250 metric tons. Around 3,000 metric tons of gold were produced globally. Central banks held nearly 37,000 metric tons of gold, about 17% of all gold mined throughout history. Notable transactions included Newmont Corporation’s acquisition of Newcrest Mining for $16.8 billion and Pan American Silver Corp.’s acquisition of Yamana Gold for $4.8 billion.

Why Investors Are Interested in Gold Mining Companies

Gold’s diverse applications and its role as a hedge against inflation make it an attractive investment. At the conference, management teams will discuss exploration and production strategies, geological surveys, estimated reserves, production costs, and royalty obligations. They will also cover technologies for gold extraction, labor availability, collaborations, and financing strategies.

New Technologies in Gold Mining

Several new technologies are enhancing gold mining productivity:

Advanced Machinery: High-capacity haul trucks and hydraulic shovels/excavators.

State-of-the-Art Drills: Modern drills reveal hidden deposits effectively.

Complex Processing Plants: Efficiently refine ore, minimizing waste.

Digital Transformation: Automation, data analytics, and remote monitoring.

Innovative Mineral Exploration Techniques: Including airborne gravity gradiometry (AGG), airborne electromagnetics (EM), induced polarization (IP), hyperspectral mapping, SQUID-based time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) surveys, and more.

Presenting Companies

Check back for the agenda of presenting companies. To nominate a company, contact Lillian Grace at


Register now to listen to presentations from industry leaders and innovators. Free registration for members of Davos in the Desert; non-members can register for just $10. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and make meaningful connections in the gold mining industry.

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