Australian Mining reporting from the 2014 Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum, at the Goldfields Arts Centre in Kalgoorlie.

Notable speakers through first day included outgoing chairman of Diggers and Dealers Barry Eldridge, global banking icon Lord Mervyn King of Lothbury, and Northern Star Resources managing director Bill Beament.

Tuesday will see Fortescue Metals Group MD Nev Power present all the latest from the Forrest empire, a front runner for the Digger of the Year award on Wednesday night.

See the Australian Mining Facebook page for photos from the Hanking Gold Cocktail Party.

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