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EVOLUTION Mining’s Mt Rawdon gold mine in Queensland has provided the gold for this year’s Melbourne Cup trophy.

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The Melbourne cup in Queensland

This is the third consecutive year that Evolution has supplied the gold to make the Melbourne Cup trophy, but the first time the gold has come from one of its Queensland operations.
The Melbourne Cup trophy is valued at $200,000, is made from 18-carat gold and contains 44 pieces that are hand spun over a 250-hour production process. Gold used to make the trophy was mined and processed at Mt Rawdon and refined at ABC Bullion's refinery in inner Sydney.
"Evolution is honoured to once again play a part in producing this iconic trophy in Australian racing for the Victorian Racing Commission with our refining partners ABC Bullion," Evolution executive chairman Jake Klein said.
"On behalf of our 250 people at Mt Rawdon more than 700 people across Queensland, it will be a r...