Our Story

In 2010, an opportunity was identified to fill a vacuum in the Australian gold mining sector by creating a new mid-tier producer. Our first asset was a resource in North Queensland that others believed was not feasible to develop. Undeterred, our Executive Chairman and founder, Jake Klein, with the assistance of a small management team, pursued a series of bold and complex deals to form Evolution in November 2011 and successfully turned that initial resource at Mt Carlton into one of the world’s highest-grade open pit gold mines.

It’s all in the name… we’ve evolved from a small company into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders. Underpinning it all, is our Australian story and spirit.

Since day one, our overriding priority has been safety. We dare our people to think differently, we act like owners and we live our values of safety, accountability, excellence and respect. We want people’s time at Evolution to be a highlight of their career, forging a company that’s known for sustainable excellence, and attracting the best talent, not only to Evolution, but also to our industry.

We’ve weathered storms to become a company that prospers through the cycle. We’ve stayed true to our vision and become a global leader in low-cost gold production. 

We recognise that along our journey comes change. Embracing technology and innovation are important for our future success, and sustainability is more critical than ever. As we grow, we want to continue to combine ambition and our entrepreneurial mindset with humility. We want our people and our communities to grow as we grow. And we believe that together, we can become the best mid-tier gold mining company in the world.

Our Vision

Inspired people creating a premier global mid-tier gold company –
a sustainable business that prosper through the cycle. We have grown into a globally relevant mid-tier gold producer since inception in November 2011.

Our Strategy

We have a clear and consistent strategy:
  • A portfolio of 6 to 8 assets generating superior returns with an average mine life of at least 10 years
  • Build a reputation for sustainability, reliability and transparency
  • Embed financial discipline across the business
  • An active pipeline of quality exploration and development projects
  • Open to all quality gold, silver and copper-gold value accretive investments

Our Values

Our value guide behaviours and decisions in the workplaces every day:

Think before we act, every job, every day.


We take pride in our work, deliver our best and always strive to improve.
If it is my responsibility, I own it – good or bad.


We trust each other, act honestly and consider each other’s opinion.

Our Awards

Evolution has been announced as winner of the 2019 Miner of the Year Award awarded by Australian Gold Mining Journal (February 2020), in the top 75 Graduate Employers in Australia (AAGE), 2019, NSW Mining Safety Excellence Award and coming runner up in the Community Excellence Award (August 2017), NSW Mining operation of the year awarded by NSW Minerals Councils (April 2017), Craig Oliver Award presented at RIU Explorers Conference (February 2017), 2016 Miner of the year awarded by Australian Gold Mining Journal (February 2017), 2016 Dealer Award at Diggers and Dealers (August 2016), Best Asia-Pacific Mining Deal at Mines and Money Hong Kong (April 2016) and winner of 8th Annual international M&W awards (April 2016).

In 2019, Evolution Mining was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Australia (joining only one other gold company recognised in this category) and as of 2020, Evolution Mining received an MSCI ESG Rating of “A”.

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