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Notes from the AusIMM WIMnet Chair
As I get more and more immersed in diversity and trying to understand what has an impact on the attraction and acceptance of different groups in the workforce, there are a few topics of conversation that keep popping up. One of those is answering why certain people achieve heights in their careers that seem to be out of reach for others. Is it because they are the best at what they do? Is it because they are extremely committed to their career? Is it because they are practiced magicians Read More
My adventures in the mining industry
When you talk to an average person about mining, the first image that comes to their mind is a dirty, sweating, hulk of a man, lifting heavy equipment with foul language streaming from his tobacco-filled mouth. I’m here to dismantle that stereotype. True, all of the drillers I have met to date are men, but they range in size from short to tall, young to old, single to family men. During the six years I have spent working in exploration and production mining, I have met some amazing Read More
2016 South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference report
Insight from a Victoria-based AusIMM New Professional On Friday 2 December 2016 more than 630 delegates attended the 13th annual South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference in Adelaide. As a member of the AusIMM New Professionals Network (NPN) I was invited to represent the NPN and share the AusIMM booth alongside the AusIMM Adelaide Branch – a great example of collaboration between AusIMM Communities of Interest (COIs) and supporting the new professionals in industry for future Read More
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In 2010, staff at Adolfo Ibáñez University, University of Chile, and Colorado School of Mines created a website called Minelib along with an associated published paper in the Annals of Operations Research. The website contains a small number of open pit mine block models for mine planning optimisation research. The success of the library is illustrated by the fact that the paper has been cited over 60 times in peer-reviewed journals. This year it is hoped to expand the variety of Read More
Education Endowment Fund Scholarships – 2017 Awardees
The AusIMM Education Endowment Fund (EEF) Scholarships were established to support the future leaders of the minerals industry through their higher education studies. Each year, the most outstanding scholarship winners are also awarded the Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award. The AusIMM is pleased to announce the winners for these scholarships for 2017. Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award Rahel Abebe, Federation University, Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) Read More
Australian Senate Inquiry in to the Rehabilitation of Mining and Resources Projects
On 8 February 2017, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert on behalf of Senator Larissa Waters successfully moved for the rehabilitation of mining and resources projects to be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry. The matters to be investigated by the Committee are: “The rehabilitation of mining and resources projects as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities, for example under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Read More