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Disruptive technologies
– adopt at your own risk, ignore at your peril Learning how to effectively interpret high volumes of data can significantly improve decision-making and efficiency In today’s mining environment, the volume of data made available to us when making decisions eclipses what we have historically had access to. This data is borne through a technology revolution that has made mobile devices and sensors more powerful and available than ever before. Devices are now routinely in place on trucks, Read More
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Building careers through professional development
As we all return to work following the end of year break, I’d like to wish all members a very happy and successful 2017 and I look forward to meeting and working with many of you. We begin the year with a focus on the expanded professional development opportunities and the modes of delivery that the AusIMM will offer to all members in 2017. By offering a wide range of professional development services and opportunities, the AusIMM enables our members to continually improve their Read More
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A new year brings new challenges and opportunities
  Welcome to 2017 everyone. I trust you all enjoyed a safe and happy time over summer and had a chance to spend some quality time with your families, friends and communities. The AusIMM is also a community. I first joined the Institute as a young geologist in 1990 after attending the first Mining Geology conference in Mount Isa and never would have dreamed that I would one day be President. It’s a great honour and a great challenge to lead the Institute through these difficult Read More
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Gravity – a new trend in exploration
Mineral exploration, especially greenfields exploration, is a precarious venture for a company director to explain (let alone promote) to investors. Then there is the small matter of undertaking the exploration itself and signing off as a company director on a use of funds that, of itself, pre-assumes an exploration strategy. However, if there is little or no data on the mineral project in question, then what is the initial exploration strategy? What is the first step in mineral Read More
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An assessment of the Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy – Section A
As stated on the AusIMM website ‘The AusIMM and The IOM3 (London, UK) collaboratively produce a series of highly technical journals, containing papers covering cutting edge science and technology in the industry, entitled the Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, incorporating The AusIMM Proceedings. At a recent Mining Society meeting in 2016 the question was asked if the Transactions Section A – Mining Technology were too academic? The aim of this brief article is Read More
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Navigating volatility – do you change your business or the way your business works?
The key to success is agility and getting into shape to deal with volatility now. It is important to focus on six areas that will lead to more effective cash management. Mining companies must move faster to generate cash and strengthen their balance sheets if they are to successfully navigate ongoing volatility. This is a challenge that management will need to deal with for some time. EY’s recently released report, Navigating volatility: do you change your business or the way your Read More