Digital Issue 4

Top 10 AusIMM Bulletin stories of 2020 so far

  • By Dominic Stevenson, Editor, AusIMM Bulletin

The following articles have topped the AusIMM Bulletin website’s most-read list so far in 2020. Find out what you might have missed in our list below.

1 Mineral exploration during COVID-19

April 2020

Exploration is essential to the future of mining, but it is also one of the most easily disrupted activities, especially in times of uncertainty. Hedley Widdup MAusIMM asks: can – and will – the mining industry continue to explore during and after the COVID-19 pandemic?

2 Introducing AusIMM’s 2020 Award recipients

April 2020

The AusIMM Awards have been recognising contributions to AusIMM and professional excellence in the resources sector for more than 80 years. Meet our recipients for 2020.

3 Industry research shows how COVID-19 is impacting the resources sector

April 2020

Researchers at State of Play surveyed almost 200 global mining leaders, gathering valuable data on industry reactions and responses to the pandemic.

4 Technical gaps and future capacity requirements for consultants/service providers in the field of mine closure

May 2020

A survey of ICMM members showed 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.

5 Placing people at the centre of mine closure

January 2020

At the beginning of the year, the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) at The University of Queensland (UQ) launched a website and online library dedicated to the social aspects of mine closure.

6 South Australia pioneers data-driven exploration initiative

February 2020

The South Australian Marshall Liberal government was the first government globally to host a $250,000 crowdsourced open data competition to fast-track the discovery of mineral deposits in South Australia. ExploreSA: The Gawler Challenge partners with open innovation platform, Unearthed, in a worldwide call for geologists and data scientists to uncover new exploration targets.

7 Aimee Rogers: Forging her own path

February 2020

As part of AusIMM’s International Women’s Day Event Series, we showcased inspiring stories from our sector. Mining is in Aimee Roger’s blood. Growing up in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, Aimee was inspired by her dad, who was an airleg miner in the local tin mines.

8 AusIMM Women in Mining Survey 2020

May 2020

This summary article gives data, analysis and insights from the leading survey of women’s participation in the resources sector, with a focus on the Australasian region.

9 Country snapshot: Ghana

February 2020

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.

10 Adapting to COVID-19: eight key areas for mining leaders

April 2020

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.

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