AusIMM announces major partnership with Rio Tinto
AusIMM is pleased to announce a major global partnership with Rio Tinto – one of the world’s leading resources companies. The partnership was confirmed at a signing ceremony at AusIMM offices in Melbourne on Monday 12 February. AusIMM is a member-based professional association that is celebrating our 125 year anniversary in 2018. Our history encompasses 125 years of technical excellence, upholding professional standards and bringing together highly-skilled professionals across the Read More
MetFest 2017 recap
MetFest 2017 was held in Parkes during November, and graciously hosted by Northparkes Mine (CMOC). The day kicked off with a plant tour of the Northparkes concentrator, which was attended by 23 visitors from all over the country. After lunch, numbers swelled to over 60 for the afternoon’s operations-based presentations and discussion forum. Seven presentations were given by regional metallurgists who discussed both big wins and ongoing innovative projects at central west operations: Read More
Top ten most-read online AusIMM Bulletin articles published in 2017
The following articles from our diverse and expert contributors topped the AusIMM Bulletin website's most-read list in 2017. 'The mining industry disrupted' by Gavin Yeates FAusIMM(CP) 'The ABC of Mine to Mill and metal price cycles' P Cameron, D Drinkwater MAusIMM and J Pease FAusIMM 'Social performance – a new professional discipline' Bruce Harvey MAusIMM 'Autonomous haulage systems – the business case' R Price MAusIMM 'The neuroscience of personal safety' Cristian Read More
February 2018
Obituary: Don Berkman
1934-2017 Don Berkman was born in Brisbane  and is survived by five children: John, Andrew and Elizabeth with his first wife Margaret, and Katie and Sarah with his second wife Lesley. Don was directly involved in the extraordinary post-war mineral exploration effort that saw Australia’s prosperity dramatically increase through the discovery and development of our iron ore, bauxite and coal resources. He worked closely with many iconic mineral explorers including Frank Hughes and Doug Read More
Southern Qld Student Chapter Graduation Dinner
In celebration of our most recent cohort of graduates, the AusIMM Southern Queensland Student Chapter (SQSC) recently hosted our inaugural Graduation Dinner in Brisbane on November 19, 2017. The event was held in conjunction with the AusIMM New Professionals Network (NPN) and the University of Queensland Mining and Metallurgy Association. It drew together 50 young professionals from mining, metallurgical and chemical engineering, geology and commerce/ finance disciplines – all with hopes Read More
AusIMM Melbourne Branch works to inspire careers in mining and resources
AusIMM Melbourne Branch supports Earth Ed program in Victoria Earth Ed is one of six discipline-focused, Government-established specialty science and mathematics education centres that deliver engaging and innovative curriculum to all Victorian schools. Students in late secondary school are difficult to engage with STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) if the seed has not been sown while they are in middle school (upper primary to lower secondary). Earth Ed creates Read More