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Digital Issue 7
Country snapshot: Turkey
Located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Turkey has a rich history and in the 21st century has potential as an important player in the global mining industry. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
Making compliance work for you in three steps
AusIMM members, upon admission, commit to the principles set out in AusIMM’s Code of Ethics and reconfirm that commitment each year when renewing their membership subscription. This commitment builds on the trust and positive reputation that AusIMM members have as a collective of industry professionals. You can find out more about AusIMM’s Code of Ethics and professional standards compliance process here. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
New ways of engaging Indigenous communities on rehabilitating and closing mined land
This article is based on a full length journal article to be published in the Australian Journal of Management (Nov 2020). The citation for the original article is: Bond, C and Kelly, L (2020): ‘Returning land to country: Indigenous engagement in mined land closure and rehabilitation’, Australian Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1177/0312896220919136. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
Has workforce diversity gotten better or worse during COVID-19?
In 2019, Shelley Roberts, Managing Director of Compass Group and Board Director at AMMA, spoke to the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) audience about workforce culture and change management. In her presentation, Shelley referenced the AMMA Mining Workforce Report, which forecasted that by 2024 an additional 20,767 on-site mine workers will be needed to support $41 billion in new projects. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
Award celebrates Renata’s rise
Recently crowned Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources, Renata Roberts recounts her journey from Human Resources professional to her current role as Chief Corporate Services Officer at the Bloomfield Group. Attributing her continued success to hard work, resilience and exceptional people supporting her in a male-dominated industry, Renata has more goals to meet and is only just getting started. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
What every mining professional needs to know about block caving – the deep mining method of the future
Touted as the deep mining method of the future, block caving is an underground mass-mining method that allows for the bulk extraction of large, relatively lower-grade ore deposits that are vertical in orientation. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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Digital Issue 7
World first MinEx scientific drilling program set to reveal Australia’s hidden wealth
MinEx CRC has launched a world-first scientific drilling program, the National Drilling Initiative (NDI), which will sample rocks from vast undercover and unexplored regions of Australia. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Innovation deconstructed: should we seek disruption or optimisation?
Despite much talk of ‘disruption’ in the industry, many of our sector’s most important improvements build on a solid understanding of existing processes and a rigorous scientific approach. By focusing on optimisation before disruption, and properly communicating our achievements, resources professionals can create positive outcomes for the industry and society. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
The latest developments in preconcentration: expert Q&A
AusIMM, in conjunction with CRC ORE, is hosting the inaugural Preconcentration Digital Conference in November 2020. In the lead up to the event, the AusIMM Bulletin spoke to conference committee members Gavin Yeates and Ben Adair to find out more about the conference and the latest developments in preconcentration. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
Obituary: Professor Richard Stanton AO – 1926-2020
Professor Richard (Dick) Stanton was born in 1926 Sydney and died in Canberra, Australia on 25 August 2020. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
Obituary: Peter Atkinson – 1941-2020
Peter Atkinson – geologist, mining entrepreneur, industry advocate, cycling enthusiast and wine connoisseur – passed away on 3 September 2020 in Queenstown, New Zealand.  ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
Obituary: Michael John Brenz Kriewaldt – 1933-2020
Michael was born in Adelaide, South Australia on 21 June 1933 and after a short illness peacefully passed away in the company of family members on 17 August 2020. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
Obituary: John Oswald Reynolds OAM HonFAusIMM – 1921-2020
John Reynolds. John Oswald Reynolds died on 8 August 2020 in his 99th year after spending his entire working life in the minerals industry, initially as a practicing metallurgist and later in executive management. The fact that he followed a career in metallurgy is perhaps not surprising as his father was Deputy Master of the Royal Mint, Melbourne. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Earth Australia – mining and METS opportunity
Digital Earth Australia (DEA) is a world-class analysis platform for satellite imagery and other Earth Observations (EO). ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 7
Health surveillance for the mining sector – opportunities for better management and oversight
There is a considerable volume of good published material about the need for, and operation of, health surveillance schemes for Western Australian workplaces (see for example the Government of Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website; and Safe Work Australia website). ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 6
Future resources: the path to sustainable processing and a circular economy
Few professions have been more important to human development than metallurgists, and no group of elements have had more impact on humankind’s control of their environment than metals. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 6
Queensland’s new economy minerals initiative
Queensland is finding previously untapped potential in its natural resources and positioning itself to be a leader in supplying the world with the minerals of the future. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 6
Five essential insights from AusIMM’s Thought Leadership Series
AusIMM’s 2020 Thought Leadership Online Series featured some of the biggest names in our industry exploring the new frontiers of the resources sector. Read the top five Series insights. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More