August 2019
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August 2019
President’s editorial: Making our voice heard
In my previous editorial I spoke about AusIMM’s critical role as the Trusted Voice of resources professionals. Given this initiative underpins our Future Directions strategy, in which AusIMM is transforming into a more contemporary and influential organisation, I wish to expand on what being the Trusted Voice means – for us as professionals, for our industry and for the communities we are part of. Being the Trusted Voice is about having a visible profile and a strong position on key Read More
August 2019
CEO’s Editorial: Growing our influence
AusIMM is deeply committed to playing a stronger leadership role as the Trusted Voice of resources professionals. We are working more closely than ever with companies, universities and governments to bring high quality, timely information and advice to the table. Our July Thought Leadership Series is a prime example of our Trusted Voice in action. Delivered across five capital cities, these events featured Chief Scientists from around Australia to highlight their role as a key partner Read More
August 2019
Embedding health and safety practices into your professional life
This is a reflection on many years in the resources sector – investigating major losses, working with organisations to avoid health and safety incidents, and taking an ‘always learning’ approach to professional life. It also attempts to distil ideas put forward by my fellow AusIMM Health and Safety Society Committee members during our discussions and meetings. There is no magic panacea that will cure all health and safety issues. But there is one common theme among every organisation Read More
August 2019
Social aspects of mine closure
How do mines ensure a sustainable transition to post-mining and reduce the impact of closure on local communities? The Australian landscape is dotted with abandoned towns that were established because of mining booms. These towns were built on the hope of prosperity, with fortune seekers coming from miles around, even crossing seas, to settle and join the community. Unfortunately, there is only one certainty when it comes to mining – the commercially extractable resources will run out. Read More
August 2019
Our global membership
Experiences from AusIMM members living and working across the globe The AusIMM is internationally recognised and our members live and work all over the world, reflecting the global nature of the modern sector. In this special feature, we asked some of our international members to recount their experiences. These stories highlight the diverse opportunities on offer for talented resources professionals.  Rosalyn Wullandhary MAusIMM, Geologist, Harita Mineral Jakarta, Read More
August 2019
Composite or variability samples for metallurgical testing?
Metallurgical tests are a critical input to mineral processing plant design and operating cost estimation Compared to regular sampling and assaying for exploration and resource definition, metallurgical tests are expensive and require large sample masses. It’s not surprising then that the number of samples selected for metallurgical testing is relatively small. From the perspective of process plant design and equipment sizing, composite samples selected to represent something like an Read More