Mining report finds 60,000 abandoned sites, lack of rehabilitation and unreliable data
16 February, ABC NEWS released a story that more than 60,000 mines have been abandoned across Australia, according to a report that raises concerns about how land rehabilitation is managed as the mining boom ends. The Australia Institute research, obtained exclusively by Lateline, said there were few reliable statistics on the state of Australia's mines and there was evidence that only a handful had ever been fully rehabilitated. Full details of the story, together with videos can be Read More
AusIMM professional accreditation scheme – update
The Taskforce would like to sincerely thank those members, including current Chartered Professionals, who completed the survey in November 2016.  This provided the Professional Accreditation Advisory Taskforce (PAAT) with invaluable information. The results of the survey included: The response rate to the survey was excellent, with 1686 member responses received (of which 40% are current CPs), allowing for meaningful and statistically significant observations to be made. The Read More
Notes from the MetSoc Chair
Hello and best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2017. The wheels are well and truly turning again after our festive season downtime and I am looking forward to a strong year for the AusIMM Metallurgical Society as we continue to focus on providing professional development opportunities and resources for AusIMM members. Following elections late last year we welcomed new MetSoc committee members Martin Ackland, Dean David, David Seaman, Bianca Newcombe, Chris Gianatti, Stuart Read More
Notes from the Geoscience Society Chair
Hello my fellow AusIMM Geoscience Society (GeoSoc) members as we welcome another year. I am honoured to serve as the GeoSoc Chair for 2017 and thank Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio for her efforts as Chair in 2016. Following elections in late 2016, we welcome four new committee members: Stella Martinez, Annette Pocock, Michael Leggo and Marcel Kamperman. In addition, Geoff Balfe has been re-elected to serve for another term. We also acknowledge the service of outgoing committee members Dale Sims, Read More
AusIMM Geoscience Society to run Pilbara field skills workshop
In past years, the AusIMM Geoscience Society (GeoSoc) has run a geological field trip in the east Pilbara focusing on combining Pilbara field mapping skills with an understanding of Hamersley Iron Ore Province geology and structure. GeoSoc is pleased to announce that the Pilbara field skills course has been revitalised and updated and will be run (for the first time since 2012) in 2017 from April 30 to May 5. The course has an iron ore focus and it includes a visit to an operating iron Read More
AusIMM Geoscience Society Committee member profile: Dr Marcel Kamperman MAusIMM
Born and raised in the Netherlands, my family migrated to Tasmania in 1979 when I was 16 years old. There I completed a science degree at the University of Tasmania (Hobart) in 1985, with a major in geology and chemistry. After spending six years working in the mining industry, I returned to university and graduated from the University of Tasmania with a PhD in geology in 1997. I have continuously worked in the resources industry with some truly great companies for more than 30 years, Read More