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Innovation deconstructed: do we seek disruption or optimisation?
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The latest developments in preconcentration: expert Q&A
AusIMM, in conjunction with CRC ORE, is hosting the inaugural Preconcentration Digital Conference in November 2020. In the lead up to the event, the AusIMM Bulletin spoke to conference committee members Gavin Yeates and Ben Adair to find out more about the conference and the latest developments in preconcentration. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Meet the CEO – Ausenco’s Zimi Meka FAusIMM
The AusIMM Bulletin sat down with Zimi Meka FAusIMM to discuss his leadership philosophy and how he has helped to build a strong team culture that celebrates diversity. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Increasing cyber risks facing the mining industry: are you prepared?
With so many of the Australian workforce currently working from home and remotely, more and more businesses are being targeted by cyber criminals every day. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
What every mining professional needs to know about block caving – the deep mining method of the future
Touted as the deep mining method of the future, block caving is an underground mass-mining method that allows for the bulk extraction of large, relatively lower-grade ore deposits that are vertical in orientation. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 6
Stroke: a workplace health and safety risk
Stroke can affect anyone at any time, including those working in resources. Know your risk and learn the F.A.S.T. signs ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 5
Zero-entry autonomous mining: creating new benefits and skills
Aurecon’s Autonomous Technology Director Graeme Mitchell MAusIMM penned a recent article titled Zero-entry autonomous mining: Where’s my hoverboard, Marty?, which explored the golden opportunities presented by adopting semi- or fully-autonomous mining operations. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 5
The long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the resources sector
In April 2020, the AusIMM Bulletin published an article by Australian-based research group State of Play on how COVID-19 was impacting the resources sector. Now in August we can reflect on how the industry initially responded to the ever-changing pandemic, and what the long-term impacts might be. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Profiling the attributes of resources industry managing directors
A study that looks at the skills and experiences of resources industry leaders. What might we learn about our current MDs and what might have changed in the last 20 years? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 4
Resources sector update 2020: the year so far
An overview of the mining industry in 2020, its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and three key scenarios that could play out in the coming months. Despite the obvious challenges, resources professionals will continue to be well-rewarded whichever way the economy turns. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 4
The future of safety training and knowledge retention in the resources sector
Have you ever wondered why, with all the millions of dollars ploughed into safety – through policies, frameworks and systems – injuries and fatalities still occur in the mining industry? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 4
Australian resources sector shows resilience despite COVID-19 pandemic
The latest trade figures have again revealed the importance of the resources sector to the Australian economy as it deals with the global downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
Closing the skills gap in Australian mining
Research suggests industry and education institutions must work together to address the looming skills shortage in the resources sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
Q&A: maintaining best practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jo Mackenzie, General Manager of Operations and Maintenance at Ausenco, is a keynote speaker at AusIMM’s Minesafe International Digital Conference in September 2020. Jo will be presenting on ‘Safe work culture begins with strong leadership – Learnings from around the world’. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
Mineral exploration during COVID-19
Exploration is essential to the future of mining, but it is also one of the most easily disrupted activities, especially in times of uncertainty. Can – and will – the mining industry continue to explore during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 2
Industry research shows how COVID-19 is impacting the resources sector
Researchers at State of Play have surveyed almost 200 global mining leaders, gathering valuable data on industry reactions and responses to the pandemic to date. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 2
Adapting to COVID-19: eight key areas for mining leaders
In just three short months with the onset of COVID-19, the mining sector has needed to redefine its principal risks. Leaders have refocused to ensure the health and safety of their workforce and the ongoing stability of their operations. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
The future of compliance and skills monitoring in the resources sector
Safety, mobility and compliance are non-negotiables for today’s working environment, especially in the resources sector. One thing is certain – change is happening faster and it’s more complex and far-reaching than ever. How can the industry leverage new ways of thinking to make compliance and skills oversight more efficient? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
AusIMM Women in Mining Survey 2020
This report on the AusIMM Women in Mining Survey 2020 provides data, analysis and insights from the leading survey of women’s participation in the resources sector, with a focus on the Australasian region. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 3
Technical gaps and future capacity requirements for consultants/service providers in the field of mine closure
A survey of ICMM members shows that consultants and service providers are well placed to support the industry across different areas of mine closure. However, ongoing engagement between the industry, consultants and support services is required to make the most of this opportunity and deliver meaningful outcomes. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Mining to help South Australian economy weather COVID-19 storm
South Australia’s mining sector is well placed to play a crucial role in helping the state’s economy off the floor at the conclusion of the COVID-19 crisis. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 2
Managing mental health during COVID-19
On 7 April 2020 AusIMM hosted a COVID-19 webinar entitled Resources Sector Update: an OHS Perspective. Mental health was mentioned numerous times throughout the webinar with a consensus that the industry needs to increase their focus on managing mental health in the current climate. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
Six talking points shaping mining in 2020
What impact will the looming skills shortage have on the sector? How will leaders deal with the globally significant issue of tailings? Where will the next big discovery come from? And how will technology continue to change the way we operate? We explore some of the talking points we think will be top of mind for people in the sector in 2020. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
South Australia pioneers data-driven exploration initiative
Can open data and $250 000 unearth the next Olympic Dam? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
Nationally recognised geoscience teacher focuses on real-world experience for students
A Perth geoscientist who is taking science out of the classroom and turning it into a hands-on experience – particularly for remote area students – has been praised for her nomination among this year’s Australian of the Year awards in Canberra. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
The next generation of mineral processing simulation
With just 18 months left of its current funding term, CRC ORE is actively educating and cooperating with its participants in the use of its unique solutions. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
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. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
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. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
Tailings dam monitoring solution wins innovation award
Inmarsat, in collaboration with Knight Piésold UK, have won the Mining Magazine 2019 Editor’s Award for their innovative Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
Country snapshot: Ghana
Located in Western Africa, north of the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana is home to more than 28 million people and has a long history of gold mining. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
AusIMM and UNSW Sydney announce four-year partnership
AusIMM and UNSW Sydney have announced a four-year partnership that will showcase the university as a leader in resources education on the world stage. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 1
Carolyn Miller on workplace equality: how subtle changes can lead to big differences
Carolyn Miller. In the lead up to AusIMM’s International Women’s Day Event Series, keynote speaker Carolyn Miller shared her insights on how Australia can work together to see gender equality succeed in the workplace. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
AusIMM calls for greater access to safety-critical expertise with the introduction of Queensland industrial manslaughter law
As the peak body for resources professionals, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has commended the Queensland Government for its commitment to implementing a regulatory framework that responds comprehensively to the risks associated with mining operations both now and in the future. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
2019 CEEC Medal
2020 CEEC Medal applications open
A world-wide search began today for examples of outstanding innovation in comminution as applications opened for the prestigious Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) Medal. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Dr Kirstin Ferguson: ‘We all succeed when other women succeed’
Dr Kirstin Ferguson. In the lead up to the AusIMM International Women’s Day Event Series, Dr Kirstin Ferguson shares her insights on encouraging and supporting women as we strive for gender balance in the workplace. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
2020 Australia Day Honours
AusIMM is proud to celebrate the significant achievements and contributions that have led to three of our members receiving Australia Day Honours on 26 January. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Ian Morley Thesis Award 2019
In 1994, the AusIMM Education Endowment Fund initiated Memorial Thesis prizes through the AusIMM Southern Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne Branches. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Going for gold: environmental impacts of illegal gold mining in the Amazon
Examining the environmental and social impacts of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Madre de Dios, Peru ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Announcing the 2020 AusIMM Award recipients
We are delighted to announce and congratulate the following recipients of the 2020 AusIMM Awards.  ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
The University of Queensland metallurgy field trip – South Australia 2019
In June-July 2019, seven students, a Master of Philosophy student, and a UQ staff member visited mines, smelters and corporate offices in South Australia. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2019
AusIMM Professional Employment and Remuneration Survey 2019
AusIMM’s annual summary report on professional employment in the resources sector suggests a sustained upturn in employment and continued sector confidence ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2019
What the Explorer Challenge means for the future of exploration
Can crowdsourcing and consensus targeting revolutionise discovery? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2019
Owen Hegarty: Setting the path for success
One of Australia’s most experienced mining identities believes this country can – and should – set standards for the industry worldwide, with AusIMM having a critical role to play ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2019
Reflections, involvements and observations on my time in the mining industry
This is an edited speech that was originally delivered at the AusIMM North West Queensland Branch sixth annual regional conference. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2019
Adapt and perish: is the mining industry ready for the blockchain revolution?
Blockchain has the potential to transform contemporary businesses and entire societies. But is the resources industry ready to adopt the technology, or does it remain a buzzword with an unproven business case for mining? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2019
AusIMM’s Thought Leadership Series report
Following the highly successful inaugural Thought Leadership Series in 2018, AusIMM visited five locations across Australia in 2019 to bring together industry professionals to discuss the future of our sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Top 10 AusIMM Bulletin stories of 2019
The following articles topped the AusIMM Bulletin website’s most-read list in 2019. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
AusIMM Year in Review 2019
AusIMM is delighted to share our Year in Review 2019 animated presentation, showing our key achievements for the past 12 months and where we’re focused in 2020. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2019
Changing the face of mining
Social licence continues to be the top business risk for the mining and metals industry today. While it is promising to see the industry start to embrace new ways to more effectively engage communities, one could argue that the inherent problem still remains: the way we mine. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Florence Drummond: A voice to be heard
Florence Drummond is determined to build connections and create conversations that showcase Indigenous involvement in the mining sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2019
Current challenges and opportunities for the minerals industry
This article is based on a distinguished lecture delivered at an AusIMM Melbourne Branch lunch in June 2019 ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2019
Country snapshot: Russia
Spanning 11 time zones and two continents, Russia has an impressive endowment of natural resources and is a major player in the global sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2019
Tips for a future leader
As the world changes, leaders also need to adapt to ensure that they’re effective in a drastically different landscape. By being emotionally intelligent, comfortable with change, and someone who develops those around them, future leaders will drive performance in their teams.  ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2019
Forecasts of a lithium ‘glut’ are far from the truth
There has been much talk around an apparent ‘oversupply’ of lithium, including at the recent Diggers and Dealers forum in Kalgoorlie. Here, veteran Australian lithium expert Adrian Griffin puts this talk into context. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2019
A proactive approach to maintaining social licence
This article is a summary of a presentation delivered at the AusIMM Social Licence to Operate Forum in Melbourne, May 2019 ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2019
Educating the next generation of geoscientists
Following on from its successful NExUS graduate program, the University of Adelaide is looking to expand its offering to Honours students studying mineral geosciences  ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Mining industry set for a more challenging tomorrow
The ‘easy stuff’ is long gone. What does that mean for the industry’s future? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2019
Our global membership
Experiences from AusIMM members living and working across the globe ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Foundations for the future: stability and sustainability for the long term at Olympic Dam
This article was originally a presentation delivered at the Copper to the World Conference in Adelaide, July 2019. It has been edited for publication on the AusIMM Bulletin website. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2019
The path to autonomous mineral processing operations
Autonomous technology is being deployed across the resources sector. A new type of technology, based on proven techniques, looks to bring the benefits of AI to processing plants. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2019
Skills needed for digital mines
Digitalised mines need specific professional skill sets that are more familiar for a tech company than a traditional mining corporation. This article highlights key capabilities needed for an effective, efficient digital mine.  ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2019
To maintain growth, Australia’s mining companies must adapt
By reading between the lines, Australia’s mining sector can learn a lot from the latest results from the world’s Top 40 mining companies. Growth and profitability can only be maintained by adapting to stakeholder expectations. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2019
The past, present and future of exploration funding
Most of the discoveries of the last 20 years have been stock market-funded. But is the model sustainable, and is there a better way? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2019
Country snapshot: Finland
Perched at the extremes of Northern Europe, Finland is continually contributing to the resources industry and fast becoming a force in many aspects of modern life. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2019
Creating mentally healthy workplaces in the resources sector
Both individuals and organisations can benefit if a preventative and proactive approach towards good mental health is taken ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2019
Seven tips to ensure you’re always upskilling
Constant upskilling is the new norm for professionals hoping to stay relevant in an increasingly digitised world ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2019
Walking the talk – St Barbara’s Bob Vassie
St Barbara’s MD and CEO Bob Vassie is no stranger to hard work, and through his dynamic lead-by-example style, the company is well-poised to continue its remarkable resurgence. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2019
Creating a high-performance culture
Laura Tyler believes firmly in the importance of culture. ‘It is the keystone for high performance,’ she says. Without it, everything else falls away.’ ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Profile: Sandeep Biswas – building trust and respect through action
One of Australia’s leading mining company executives, Sandeep Biswas, says getting social licence right is just one of the issues the industry must address for greater success in the future. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2019
The miner and his gold: a modern fable
Is the industry missing out on unearthing buried treasure by hoarding their data? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2019
AusIMM research reveals challenges for women in mining
AusIMM’s latest research shows 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 ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2019
Tailings management: learnings and good practice
The devastating failure of the tailings dam at Vale’s Córrego do Feijão mine site in Brazil brings into shocking focus a major risk of mining that remains inadequately addressed by many mining companies ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2019
Safety: our most vital resource
As professionals, we all have a responsibility to be safety leaders and to foster a safe workplace for every worker in the resources sector. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2019
Seven considerations for aspiring directors
Taking a board role can enhance your career but before becoming a director it’s important to fully understand your role and responsibilities ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2019
Big miners need to look downstream to find the battery mineral gold
With changes in the energy sector occurring rapidly, Australia needs to step up our pre-processing and electrochemical manufacturing to make the most out of our world-class resources ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Exploration and early engagement
Respectful and early engagement with communities that may be impacted by mining operations is crucial, even during the exploration phase ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2019
The AusIMM Awards 2019
Recognising and celebrating professional excellence ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2019
What time is it on the recruitment clock?
A specialist mining recruiter’s opinion of where we sit in the mining cycle, and some observations on the current state of play ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2019
Profile: Melanie McCarthy – investing in frontline management
Melanie McCarthy understands the benefits of investing in people for the prosperity of both the business and the community  ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2019
Minimising future water management liabilities in mining operations
Terence Jeyaretnam discusses mine closures through mistakes he’s seen in the past and what can be done in the future for water management during operations and post-closure  ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2019
How might we attract more professionals to a career in the resources sector?
We asked some of our resource professionals: how might we attract more professionals to a career in the resources sector? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2019
Leading with integrity
Perspectives on leadership, integrity and ethics – reflecting on a 38-year career in the mining industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2018
Engineering the future: inspiring and educating the next generation of problem-solvers
Elizabeth Croft says Australia and its resources sector face a potential crisis in future development if we don’t start more young people on the path to engineering ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2018
AusIMM and AICD collaborate on the Director Pipeline Program
In a joint partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), AusIMM was thrilled to offer three scholarships to senior female executive AusIMM members from Western Australia to participate in the Director Pipeline Program in 2018. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2018
Why did AusIMM update its brand?
An overview of AusIMM’s more modern look ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2018
The difference between big and small companies: much more than just size
While small companies can be nimble, they face unique challenges that, if improperly managed, can affect the rest of the industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2018
The Resources 2030 report: sustainability perspective
The Resources 2030 Taskforce report, released in August 2018, considers environmental and social risks and opportunities in making its recommendations to the Australian Government for a more competitive resources sector. But best practice, mega trends, and community, regulator and investor perspectives may present challenges in how these recommendations are implemented. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2018
Risks and rewards of pit lakes
Closure guidance has increasingly recognised the risks and opportunities surrounding pit lakes, and these should be considered in closure planning  ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2018
The Somerville Collection – a unique insight into Australia’s geological history
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Drones in mining – the new possible
Drones are becoming more and more popular in mining, but using them in smart and novel ways will make this technology truly transformative ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2018
Dr Alan Finkel on Australia’s resources industry: ‘It’s more than just rocks in the ground’
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, sees inherent value in Australia’s mining industry and believes innovation in mining is greatly undervalued. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2018
The evolving nature of social licence to operate
Social licence to operate has historically been a key risk for the mining and metals sector, but it is evolving into a strategic risk that is much more complex to identify and manage ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2018
Leadership and emotional intelligence
The secret to developing leaders of the future starts with a timeless scientific concept, emotional intelligence (EQ). This article outlines strategies for developing EQ competence. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2018
Has there been a leader who has inspired you in your career, and what did you learn from them?
We asked four AusIMM professionals: has there been a leader who has inspired you in your career, and what did you learn from them? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2018
The power of local level agreements
Local level agreements between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and miners have helped create global opportunities ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Left to right: Prof. Stephen Smith, Ms Erica Smyth AC, Dr Chris Pigram, Ms Adrienne Rourke, Mr Will Robinson, Ms Joyce McCulloch, Mayor, Mount Isa City Council, Mr Andrew Cripps (taskforce chair), Prof. Marcia Langton, Mr Mike Henry, Mr Paul Flynn.
October 2018
Securing the future of our resources sector
Australia’s Resources 2030 Taskforce is focused on how Australia can build community support and a wider understanding of the value of the resources sector. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
The quiet boom
There is great optimism surrounding the industry, with increased profits, revenue and spending. How might mining companies take advantage of the current climate, and ensure that the mistakes of the past boom aren’t repeated? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2018
People first: mining across the globe
Stephen McIntosh has worked around the world on numerous projects, and now oversees growth and innovation at Rio Tinto from exploration through to closure. He firmly believes that all missing success comes back to a focus on people ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2018
Investing in new professionals for success
Thoughts on how we can prepare our new professionals to be leaders of tomorrow ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2018
What are some technologies, innovations or practices from other industries that we could be using?
We asked four resources professionals: what are some technologies, innovations or practices from other industries that we could be using in mining and metallurgy? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2018
From start to finish – improving sustainable development aspects of life-of-mine practices
This article is abridged from the concluding paper in the recent AusIMM Spectrum 24 From Start to Finish: A Life-of-Mine Perspective. The full publication is available from ausimm.com/library ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2018
Educating the next generation of geologists
This is an edited extract of a keynote presentation originally delivered at the Tenth International Mining Geology Conference in 2017 ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2018
In situ recovery – a move towards ‘keyhole mining’
Acquiring the minerals needed for modern society requires significant investment and effort. In situ recovery is one approach that could reduce or eliminate the inherent expensive challenges of conventional processing ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Intellectual property – strategic use and management in the resources sector
A strong IP strategy is a vital part of any business, especially in the resources sector where innovation has historically provided key competitive advantages ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2018
‘Never give up’: How Julie Shuttleworth turned her passion into a career
Julie Shuttleworth’s interest in rocks started very early, and ultimately led her to the top of one of the world’s major iron ore producers ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2018
The mining industry is making a comeback
Newport Consulting’s 2017-18 Mining Business Outlook Report shows that confidence has returned, and investment will follow with the right government policy support ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2018
Exploration activity is increasing, and with it greed and speculation
Investor appetite for risk-taking emerged in 2017, and consequently exploration is being funded again. The investment market is also ascribing substantial value to exploration opportunities, which is crucial for the future, as the share market now funds a large proportion of exploration through junior explorers. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2018
Understanding your brain in a crisis
When confronted with an emergency, the human brain can behave in a way that seems rational but may in fact be disastrous. Understanding our thought processes and brain behaviour can help us make positive decisions in a crisis. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2018
What do professional standards mean to you, and why are they important?
‘AusIMM professional standards have been an integral part of my working life as an employee and, later in my career, as a consultant.’ ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2018
Flexible frontiers for the future of mining
How energy and resources sector organisations can expand and contract their borders to benefit from external talent, skills and opportunities ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2018
The importance of iron ore to Western Australia’s economy
As the world’s largest iron ore producer, Western Australia’s iron ore industry is a critical part of the state’s economy and contributes to regional development ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
If I knew then what I know now: reflections on a career in resources
An examination of personal growth and leadership ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2018
Expertise and excellence: the Arvi Parbo story
Sir Arvi Parbo’s remarkable career spans the second half of the twentieth century and took him from post-war Germany to the start of a new millennium in Australia ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2018
Looking to the future of the resources sector
Mining has come a long way since 1893, and there are even more challenges and exciting opportunities ahead ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2018
Calm, considered and committed: Sam Walsh’s approach to leadership
Sam Walsh led some of the deepest cuts ever seen in corporate Australia. But the gently spoken mining executive is anything but fearsome. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2018
A brief history of the AusIMM
Celebrating 125 years of heritage with a look back at the story of the AusIMM and its remarkable people ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2018
Addressing the gender pay gap in mining
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s 2016-17 data shows that mining remains the most male-dominated industry in Australia, with gender pay gaps across all occupations and most management levels. But the industry has been working hard to change that ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2018
How strategic community investment can deliver better outcomes
Collective impact programs could be a credible way for companies to secure a licence to operate amidst growing pressure to demonstrate better social outcomes ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Modern collaboration apps for resources professionals
There are a number of collaboration apps that can make managing and working on large and remote projects – such as those found in the resources sector – much easier. What are some of the features to look out for, and the common pitfalls to avoid? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2018
Leigh Clifford’s spectacular journey
Leigh Clifford spent nearly 40 years working for Rio Tinto, and the lessons he learned in mining have carried across into the boardroom at one of the world’s most iconic airlines ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2018
Groundwater insight – a critical resource
Although groundwater is an essential component of the production cycle at most mines in Australia, demonstrating the viability of a water source is often seen as a ‘regulatory tick box’ rather than a critical factor in the feasibility of a project ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2018
The boom in mining start-ups
This graphical overview shows that there is a growing trend in the opening of new mining start-up companies ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2018
Getting more from your drone: superpowers for onsite and offsite decision-makers
Drone technology is providing mining companies with an array of benefits that can improve health and safety, collaboration and productivity ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2018
The future of mining and renewables
Examining the emerging landscape of renewables and how the Australian resources industry is set to transition towards sustainability ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2018
A brief reflection on geoscience ethics codes
Ethics codes are an important tool that help reassure the public of the expertise and integrity of professionals. While the AusIMM represents resources professionals from all disciplines, this article looks at the importance of ethics codes for geoscientists. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2018
Ten warning signs when monitoring your processing equipment
An overview of common indicators that highlight potential areas for improvement in processing equipment monitoring and maintenance ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Creating the future of mining
Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer of Barrick Gold, says the mining industry can’t afford to wait for change ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2017
Can a focus on productivity deliver tangible results for mining?
Productivity is regaining ground as a popular business strategy to enhance value after being sidelined in favour of revenue maximisation during the commodity price boom. But what does productivity actually mean? Is it more than just a buzzword? And is it the answer to the industry’s post-boom blues? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2017
Unlocking Australia’s resource potential in areas of cover: an industry plan
In order for Australia to maintain its position as a world leader in mining, improving the success of finding major deposits under cover will be required. AMIRA International’s roadmap outlines some key ways Australia can meet the current exploration challenges. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2017
Nutrition for resources professionals
Occupational health and safety, fatigue management and site efficiency are arguably three of the most important aspects of any mine site. But where does nutrition fit into the picture? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2017
Rewriting the rule book – geology organisational design
An overview of a new approach to geology department organisation with a focus on building an engaged and capable team ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2017
Getting the best out of autonomous mining fleets
Many mining companies are seeking to address their productivity gap by introducing autonomous mining fleets. The variable results highlight that operating an autonomous mining fleet is not as easy as it seems. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2017
Achieving and sustaining productivity benefits through a mine to mill approach
The mining industry is facing low metal prices, lower grade and complex deposits that are difficult to exploit, as well as growing challenges associated with the cost and supply of energy and water. To make these projects economically viable, improved resource efficiency is needed. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2017
‘Stop. Think … Act’ – PwC’s Mine 2017   report
PwC’s latest mining report looks at the performance of the Top 40 companies during 2016, and discusses what might be in store for the future ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2017
Mining in the cloud: disruptive innovation
How will the next generation of mining software be delivered? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2017
Exploring the future of work in the resources sector
Examining the factors that will shape the resources sector of tomorrow, and how mining companies and professionals might evolve to meet the opportunities of the new environment ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2017
What’s the most effective method for getting a job in the mining industry?
Mining industry recruitment has changed in the past decade, and will likely continue to do so. This article examines the way resources professionals look for work. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2017
National Safe Work Month: building safety culture and awareness
By sharing safety knowledge and experience, professionals in the resources sector can have a positive impact on the safety culture of their own workplaces ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2017
Drilling advances in underground coal
Advancements in drilling technology have the potential to deliver large economic gains to the mining industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2017
How predictive analytics is the future of asset optimisation in mining
A predictive maintenance strategy has the potential to allow mining companies to operate more efficiently, even during times of uncertainty ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2017
Disrupting the mining productivity challenge
Digital technology can be a key enabler of productivity and allow mining companies to execute more effective operational strategies ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2017
Science in the sandpit – developing a mining innovation hub in Western Australia
Bringing mining research closer to the action by developing a mining technology centre of excellence in Kalgoorlie-Boulder ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2017
Moving from a social licence to operate to a social licence to close
Although many mining companies are familiar with the concept of a social licence to operate, a more holistic view looks at how the impacts of mine closure will affect stakeholders ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2017
The future of mining: more digging through data than strata
The evolution of the industry, its opportunities and how best to equip the energy and resources sector of tomorrow ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2017
The pathway to executive leadership
Perspectives from an executive recruiter and a leadership consultant on preparing for executive leadership positions ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2017
Your revised Chartered Professional Program – on track and on time
The revised AusIMM Chartered Professional Program will provide increased recognition, governance and professional standing, enabling AusIMM CPs to be qualified, competent and current ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2017
Can connected mining be used to avert the next mining crash?
How companies can navigate the difficult phases of the mining cycle and create sustainable profitability ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2017
Innovation: State of Play – iron ore insights
This is an excerpt from a paper to be presented at Iron Ore 2017, which will be held in Perth from 24-26 July. Visit the Iron Ore 2017 website for more details on the conference program and registration. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2017
Iron ore classification and the future of resource development
The AusIMM and CSIRO are co-hosting the Iron Ore 2017 conference, which is being held in Perth from 24-26 July. Visit the Iron Ore 2017 website for more details on the conference program and registration. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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June 2017
Keeping pace with the cycle – from ‘on plan’ construction to ‘efficient’ production
Instilling the skills and operational mindset to meet the new production-focused environment in the mining industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2017
President’s Editorial: Embedding inclusion in our work practices
Following a period of strong economic headwinds, there are signs that the mining industry may be returning to a period of growth. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2017
How miners can improve water management
Water management is one of the most significant issues facing mining companies – what is the best approach to ensure sustainable and efficient operations? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
WIMnet Conference Grant recipient report – Minesafe International Conference 2017
Early in May I had the opportunity to attend the Minesafe International 2017 conference in Perth, Western Australia. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2017
Lessons from history for miners
Efficiency, excellence and growth – challenges of the evolving demands of the mining cycle ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2017
The mining industry disrupted
How ‘industry 4.0’ will fundamentally change the global mining industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2017
Reflections on professional ethics
It is vital to understand your obligations as a professional, both informally as personal moral codes and as part of formalised codes of ethics ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2017
Joanne Farrell discusses health and safety best practice in the minerals industry
Joanne Farrell is Group Executive Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) and Managing Director Australia at Rio Tinto, and was a keynote speaker at the Minesafe International 2017 conference. The AusIMM Bulletin asked Joanne for her views on key issues and best practice relating to health and safety in the minerals industry. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2017
Country Snapshot: Mongolia
Despite some progress, bureaucratic obstacles continue to prevent further development of Mongolia’s significant mineral resources ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2017
Managing major emergencies in coalmines
A discussion of emergency management systems in relation to underground coalmines ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2017
Risk – why do people do what they do?
If company leaders are to better understand and manage risk, a systematic shift in mindset is required to dissolve the traditionally procedural mindset of mining engineers ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Improving productivity by integrating software developers into resource engineering
The use of in-house software developers in the simplification, standardisation and systematisation of processes across mine planning, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and closure planning ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2017
Mining automation and shared value – thinking through the new conundrum
Transformations in mining techniques have the potential to change the way mining companies maintain their social licence to operate ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2017
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 ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2017
Data management – establishing good practice
Data gathering and analysis is not an end in itself, but rather should help to maintain a stable and efficient operation ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2017
Innovation in mineral processing – distinguished past and uncertain future
This article is an extract from the 2016 AusIMM G D Delprat Distinguished Lecture ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Turning an abandoned gold mine into a renewable energy hub
A unique project in northern Queensland will use former mine infrastructure to deliver new stakeholder benefits ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2017
Research perspective – mobile robots in underground mining
The use of robotics in mining will accelerate mine mapping, create virtual models, assist workers and increase safety ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2016
The contribution of mining to the emerging circular economy
The mining industry should embrace the circular economy to improve its sustainability and create value ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2016
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. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2016
Can renewable energy lower your cost of production?
Renewable energy solutions are becoming more viable for mining operations and have the potential to reduce costs ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2016
Building and maintaining effective project teams
Effective project teams are essential for project success – how should owners and project managers form the right team for the job? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2016
Can the gold industry avoid the sins of the past?
The global gold industry faces a number of challenges now that the gold price is showing signs of recovery ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2016
An introduction to mentoring
Fostering a mentoring relationship can have positive career benefits for both mentors and mentees ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2016
Organic management structure – its advantages in a mining consultancy
An alternative organisational structure that is flexible and meets the needs of the dynamic and cyclical nature of the mining industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2016
Local level agreement making
Partnering beyond stakeholders, from across the table to around the table ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2016
Where is the most attractive for investment?
An analysis of barriers to exploration investment ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2016
Decision-making under adversity
Learning how the brain interprets and processes stressful situations can help the decision-making process in high-pressure environments ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2016
Mine closure – are we using the right drivers?
Moving beyond environmental liability to achieve sustainable social and economic outcomes ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2016
High-energy blasting delivers mining and milling improvements at Mt Rawdon
A case study that explores the potential for increased mill throughout using high-energy explosives ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2016
Western Australia’s emerging uranium industry
An overview of the uranium projects currently being planned and assessed in Western Australia ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2016
Solving poverty through market linkages
Establishing a positive and lasting relationship between mine companies and communities through economic empowerment ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2016
Can the theory of constraints guide the next wave of mining productivity improvement?
A strategy of continuous improvement that maximises productivity without large capital investments ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
The AusIMM Professional Employment Survey 2016
An insight into the current state of professional employment in the minerals sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2016
What are appropriate rehabilitation standards?
Defining achievable rehabilitation standards will ensure that the legacy from mine sites will not become a burden on stakeholders ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2016
The mining sector is down, but not out
The world’s top 40 mining companies were in a race to the bottom in 2015, with falling market capitalisation and net losses leaving them slower, lower and weaker according to PwC’s Mine 2016 report ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2016
Australia signs up for the EITI
After a successful pilot of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Australia is set to adopt the program and ensure continued transparency and best practice in the resources sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2016
Stakeholder engagement: who are you, what do you stand for and why?
Stakeholders’ perceptions should be aligned with the organisation’s mission and vision to ensure that it maintains social licence to operate ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2016
Future mining issues and mining education
Changes in the way minerals professionals are educated will allow the industry to retain a highly skilled workforce, even during times of uncertainty ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
August 2016
Rethinking merit for a sustainable mining industry
Although the concept of ‘meritocratic’ companies is popular, studies suggest that unconscious biases influence decisions based on merit. How might the mining industry overcome these biases? ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Upgrades, modernisations and expansions: where will the expertise, capability and skills come from in the future?
The industry that supports operations and new projects is suffering a rapid decline in the currently severely curtailed capital investment environment. This is evidenced by a decline in the number of skilled teams, who are now centred in fewer locations. Other features are an aging and retiring ‘Baby Boomer’ generation, coupled with a low uptake of new graduates and the uncertainty in predicting future capital expenditure programs and requirements. Combine this with a reluctance of cash-poor operations to modernise and adapt in an environment of low metal prices, and there is a real uncertainty in how service providers will meet industry needs as they evolve. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Putting miners’ working capital to work
Poor management of working capital can lead to companies leaving cash in the ground ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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August 2016
Productivity in mining operations: reversing the downward trend
A new methodology for measuring mining productivity shows the industry’s performance is stabilising, and points the way to improving productivity more effectively ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Break-even is broken
Why the use of the break-even cut-off grade is flawed, and how it poses a fundamental problem for the mining industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
The critical role of the mining technology professional
As automation and technology become embedded in mining, the mining technology professional has come of age ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Achieving operational stability through technology
As mining company profits continue to be affected by the uncertainty in the global economy, the industry is on a quest for innovation to help increase productivity ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Project evaluation – a non-executive director’s perspective
The following is an excerpt from a keynote presentation delivered at Project Evaluation 2016 Adelaide. The full paper is available in the conference proceedings, which can be purchased via the AusIMM shop. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Reducing costs without compromising orebody value
Geoscientists have an important role to play in helping companies improve the bottom line and add value to projects ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Modern mining geology
An overview of the modern mine geologists’ role, and a discussion of professional best practice and pitfalls to avoid ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Inside Australia’s gender pay gap
New evidence highlights a number of opportunities to target and reduce gender pay gaps across Australian organisations, including those in the minerals sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Is Myanmar about to experience an exploration boom?
Production, potential and geopolitics in an important new minerals search space ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2016
The social psychology of risk, safety and leadership maturity
Dr Robert Long argues that social arrangements can affect decision-making and judgement in the workplace ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Uranium and the case for reform
Daniel Zavattiero, keynote speaker at the upcoming AusIMM International Uranium Conference 2016, says that while the South Australian Royal Commission shined a spotlight on opportunities in the nuclear fuel cycle, a simple reform will help boost the well-established Australian uranium industry’s prospects in the global market. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2016
Commodity prices and their continuing impact on the professional skills pipeline
Trends in enrolment data for minerals degrees point to a need for higher education reforms to ensure the continued development of highly skilled professionals ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Professional ethics affects everybody – what does it mean to you?
At AusIMM Congress 2016, which was held in Cairns in May, I chaired a very important workshop on professional ethics. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Managing your risks as a consultant
Understanding your risk as a consultant, and finding an appropriate insurance cover, is vital to ensure any liability is minimised ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2016
Developing professional skills for graduates
A recent program at the University of Wollongong has allowed students of minerals-related degrees to improve their employability skills and gain confidence when looking for their first jobs ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2016
Evolution of sublevel caving – safety improvement through technology
An overview of a wireless blasting system for use in sublevel caving operations that significantly reduces the risk posed to mine workers ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
President’s opening speech to Congress 2016
The following is an excerpt from AusIMM President Rex Berthelsen’s FAusIMM(CP) opening speech to Congress 2016. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2016
An outlook on the rare earth elements mining industry
How learning from the mistakes of the past can contribute to building a strong global rare earth elements supply chain ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2016
Weathering the perfect storm: how mining consultants can survive the downturn
The past few years have created a difficult environment for many consulting firms, but the skills of consultants are still vital to the industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2016
Divergent thinking – the value-add proposition in mining consulting
For owners of mineral assets, efficient and cost-effective project development is critical for achieving value. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2016
Integrated mine planning
Examining the importance of designing the metallurgical plant within the context of the broader optimisation of the mining project ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2016
The mining sector’s response to climate change
How reducing climate risk exposure can improve productivity ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2016
Is there a future boom amongst the gloom?
Gold, copper and a robust pipeline of deals provided the highlights in a tough 2015 for Australia’s mid-tier miners ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Managing expectations – from buyer beware to buyer be aware
Between 2012 and 2015 the resources industry experienced a downturn after a period of strong, sustained growth. As the commodity/investment cycle continues, the industry is again experiencing capital austerity in the wake of projects ‘failing’ (not delivering to expectations). ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2016
The future of finance in mining
How the development of financial resources can improve the bottom line ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2016
Social risk as an agent of change
Social risk in the mining sector is a legitimate business risk that must be managed strategically ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2016
Managing the risks posed by climate change
Integrating climate change resilience into mine and sustainability management ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2016
Exploration – never a better time to partner
Examining collaboration, technology and social licence to dispel exploration myths and increase success ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2016
The importance of context
How mass balancing and a structured data management approach can add greater meaning to laboratory and plant data ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2015
Mental wellbeing in the mining industry
Examining the latest in government policy and professional best practice ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2015
Mining cycles and the end of the bust
Following more than four years of negative performance, investment sentiment towards miners is showing signs of turning – laying the foundations for the next boom ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2015
Improving project value through effective cost management
The importance of developing appropriate frameworks to ensure project success ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2015
Integrating social and environmental aspects in project design
Reconsidering the way community, environmental and social issues are incorporated into planning ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2015
Ore Reserve estimates and changes in commodity price – a survival guide
Understanding price fluctuations and implementing best practice in Reserve estimation ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2015
High-speed video – an essential blasting tool
The use of high-speed video for the research, development and monitoring of the performance of blasting procedures is a well-proven but under utilised practice ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
December 2015
Geotechnical considerations for Resource and Reserve estimation
Why geotechnical design should be seen as an integral part of the overall mine design ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2015
Tackling the crisis in mineral exploration
Reevaluating exploration methods will help increase value and recapture success ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2015
The AusIMM Professional Employment Survey 2015
An analysis of professional employment in the minerals sector ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2015
Social capital in the life-of-mine
Exploring the complex and changing relationship between minerals companies, communities and the environment ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
October 2015
The new ethics of resource extraction
Why the threat of being labelled ‘unethical’ has the potential to harm the industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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August 2015
Expanding career skills education to offset the boom/bust cycle
Expanding what is taught to students is one way to address the harsh cyclicity of the industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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August 2015
Wealth from waste
Depicting metals flows in the Australian economy and uncovering opportunities for higher value from recycling ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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August 2015
Changing attitudes towards uranium in Australia
The South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission highlights an opportunity for new policy and industry developments ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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August 2015
Innovation and opportunity in the minerals sector
Australian METS companies should take advantage of new technologies and collaborative partnerships ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2015
Community engagement and professional ethics
Methods for achieving best practice in social impact assessment ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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A bright future for a driven young woman
It is not often that you come across a young individual with the list of achievements, maturity and humility that Ava Stephens has. When you consider that Ava has had a childhood that would not propel many of us into the success story that she is writing for herself, her existence is even more of a rarity. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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June 2015
The productivity challenge
Minerals professionals are central to identifying and delivering sustainable improvements in the industry ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2015
The need for innovation in exploration and mining
New approaches to familiar practices are critical for long-term success ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2015
The power of scenario planning
Smart thinking about possible futures can allow the industry to be prepared for uncertainty ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
What should be in the Mineral Processing curriculum?
Global study of pathways to the mineral processing profession ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
What makes a great engineer?
Behaviours and attributes that lead to success ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2015
Our global membership
Experiences from AusIMM members living and working in countries across the world ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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April 2015
Kiwi mining conundrum
Why New Zealand mineral regulation needs an overhaul ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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April 2015
Resource nationalism
Why the industry needs to remain vigilant despite retreating resource nationalism ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Interview with Stefanie Loader, Chair of NSW Minerals Council
AusIMM Board Member and WIMnet NSW Committee member Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio caught up with Stefanie Loader who was recently appointed as Chair of the NSW Minerals Council. She had some great comments on the industry and her experiences so we thought we would share! ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
April 2015
Health and Safety – an essential element of ethical practice
The importance of health and safety as part of members’ obligations under the AusIMM Code of Ethics ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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Introducing the AusIMM Education Endowment Fund scholarship winners
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April 2015
Managing risk by doing good experiments
Why metallurgists need to know some statistics ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2015
The diversity challenge
Greater workforce diversity offers opportunities the minerals industry is yet to fully embrace ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2015
The making of the modern minerals professional
The minerals industry needs universities to help break down the silos between traditional professional disciplines. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2015
Should Australia sign up for the EITI?
An Australian pilot of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative highlights the benefits of good global practice. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2015
Survival rates and financial performance of Australian junior explorers
Exploration is a high-risk/high-reward venture where understanding the value proposition is key ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
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Our global membership – continued
More stories from AusIMM members living and working overseas ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
From the archives: The mining industry and the national economy of Australia (1943)
The following Presidential Address is an excerpt from the Proceedings of the AusIMM No 133, 1944. The address was delivered in Melbourne on 11 December 1943. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
June 2016
Gender diversity – great success, but how do we continue on the same trajectory?
Mentoring, competitive advantage and eliminating unconscious bias are key ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
February 2019
The future of innovation in mining
We have no idea what new challenges the future holds, but we do know the resources sector needs to be prepared for innovation ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Digital Issue 2
ICMM’s Integrated Mine Closure: Good Practice Guide – then and now
The ICMM’s most recent closure guide is intended to support ICMM members, mining companies and regulators in delivering a positive legacy that balances environmental protection and social wellbeing with financial performance ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Making compliance work for you in three steps
AusIMM members, upon admission, commit to the principles set out in AusIMM’s Code of Ethics and reconfirm that commitment each year when renewing their membership subscription. This commitment builds on the trust and positive reputation that AusIMM members have as a collective of industry professionals. You can find out more about AusIMM’s Code of Ethics and professional standards compliance process here. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More
Country snapshot: Turkey
Located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Turkey has a rich history and in the 21st century has potential as an important player in the global mining industry. ... Sign in to view full article. Read More