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Notes from the AusIMM Geoscience Society Chair
Hello fellow AusIMM Geoscience Society members, This issue of our newsletter delivers a range of articles from the first half of the year, including the official launch of the Exploring Earth and Environmental Science textbook, conference reports from the Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending, Gold 17 and the 40th Sydney Basin Symposium, and an update on the development of big issues and ideas for the Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC 2018). In other news, the Read More
Introducing the AusIMM Education Endowment Fund Scholarship winners for 2017
Every year, it is with much enjoyment that the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) Board of Trustees award the annual EEF Scholarships, including the prestigious Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award and EEF Premium Scholarships. The application process starts in August the previous year and students from all over Australia who are studying a minerals-related degree are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2018 Education Endowment Fund Scholarships are now open. The core theme of Read More
August 2017
(Ian) Heath Sandercock (1952-2017)
Heath Sandercock was born in Narromine, the son of a school teacher.  His aunt and uncle lived in Broken Hill but were not involved in mining. He began General Engineering at the University of Newcastle, but moved to Mining Engineering at UNSW for his second year, at the end of which he married Kerri. He did vac work at the Zinc Corporation at both Broken Hill and Cobar. Third year students had a semester working at Mt Isa, where he worked underground as a development miner’s 'student Read More
Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending recap
The Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WSCB8) was presented by AusIMM and CSIRO in Perth in May. It was a very successful conference and the dinner was a landmark occasion, announcing the eighth winner of the Pierre Gy award. Prof Richard Minnitt FAusIMM was awarded the Pierre Gy Sampling Gold Medal at the conference for Excellence in Teaching and Application of the Theory of Sampling. Prof Minnitt is the JCI Professor of Mineral Resources and Reserves at the University of Read More
Mining leaders connect with technology, finance and the future
Some of the biggest names in mining and resources will share their knowledge and experience with delegates at the 2017 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne from October 30 to 2 November. Whether you’re looking for insights on investment from Sprott’s Rick Rule, the latest on nuclear energy and environmental management from Michael Shellenberger or an inside look at the importance of infrastructure from Adani’s Jeyakumar Janakaraj, this year’s event has Read More
Mirror-committee for development of ISO Standards on ‘Mine closure and reclamation management’ initial meeting for Australia
Currently there is no global standard for ‘Mine closure and reclamation management’ and an opportunity to develop such a standard has been identified and initiated under ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). It is recognised that at a site-specific level there are unique characteristics of each mine, its jurisdictional regulatory framework, and its environmental and socio-economic context. Each of these aspects influence the likely post-mining land use(s), the methods Read More