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AusIMM Women in Mining survey 2020
Each year, AusIMM conducts a survey for women in the mining and resources sector, providing an insight into the current state of the employment market for women and the experience of women working in the industry. Last year's survey, released at AusIMM's inaugural International Women's Day Event Series, showed that despite a shrinking pay gap and more women participating in the industry, there is still a way to go before real equality is achieved. Have your say and drive Read More
Announcing the 2020 AusIMM Award recipients
We are delighted to announce and congratulate the following recipients of the 2020 AusIMM Awards.  AusIMM Awards help to promote and raise the overall standard of professional practice and send a clear message to our communities that we are committed to the highest standards. The awards will be presented at a dinner in Queenstown, New Zealand later this year, and full citations will be published in the AusIMM Bulletin. Highest Honours The Institute Medal Prof Bruce Read More
Gold class exploration opportunity in Victoria, Australia
Minerals exploration rights are on offer over large parcels of prospective ground in the highly productive area of North Central Victoria, Australia. This is an international, competitive, merit-based tender (subject to licencing). Geological Survey of Victoria estimates there may be up to 75 million ounces of undiscovered gold under cover in northern Victoria, including 32 million ounces of gold yet to be found in the northern Bendigo Zone. Although the tender’s priority is on Read More
Placing people at the centre of mine closure
The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at The University of Queensland (UQ) has launched a website and online library dedicated to the social aspects of mine closure. CSRM Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Sandy Worden said to her knowledge, this was the only repository of its kind in the world. ‘We are committed to placing people at the centre of mine closure and this is the first of a series of projects we are undertaking to do just that. The eLibrary gives Read More
Space robotics company targets mining exploration in Australia
A Canadian space robotics company that relocated to South Australia this year has completed the first trial of its autonomous atmospheric satellites ahead of its first commercial launch in 2020. Lux Aerobot is planning a fleet of atmospheric satellites 30km above Australia to capture data for mining, precision agriculture and defence. It already has an agreement with mining company Oz Minerals to use hyperspectral technology to scope out exploration sites in remote areas and is Read More
Acknowledging Australia’s bushfire emergency
At a time when we would normally be celebrating the start of a new year, we are instead devastated to see the bushfire emergency unfolding across Australia. This crisis has impacted all Australians. The fires have taken the lives of people and millions of animals, destroyed homes and communities and ravaged our land. Our heartfelt thoughts are with members, their families, peers, colleagues and communities who have been directly affected by the fires. We wish to extend our Read More