AusIMM Consultants Society

An introduction to the Mineral Consultant’s Handbook
The Minerals Industry Consultants Association (MICA) merged with the AusIMM Consultants Society (ConSoc) in 2017. The merger brought with it a mineral consultant’s handbook, which was put together by MICA and released in 2016. Whilst primarily designed for the newer consultant, it may well be a useful resource for others in the minerals industry as well. The general aim was to set out a guideline or framework for a minerals consulting business, in a format that could be updated and added Read More
Helium: are there commercial resources in onshore Australia?
The below abstract is for a proposed webinar to be run by the AusIMM Consultants Society (ConSoc). ConSoc are currently seeking expressions of interest on the below topic; to register your interest to attend this proposed webinar please email  Helium (He) is a gaseous mineral that occurs as a constituent of some natural gas resources and is present in the atmosphere at 5·2 parts per million. It is a mono-atomic gas that is in fact an Alpha particle from the Read More
Notes from the ConSoc Chair
The Consultants Society committee was pleased to see 11 strong nominees for the five committee vacancies for the 2017 to 2018 period. The results will soon be available for the new committee to take on its role from January 2017 with the new incoming chair, Trivindren Naidoo. I would like to thank all on the committee for their efforts over the past term, and in particular I would like to thank Peter McCarthy. Peter was the inaugural chair of the Society upon its formation four years Read More
ConSoc seminar report: Getting value from your professional advisors
The seminar subcommittee of the AusIMM Consulting Society, under the Chairmanship of past AusIMM President Geoff Sharrock, began working up the ideas for the seminar recently held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Brisbane over 12 months ago. The subcommittee members agreed that in this time of industry down turn, it would be valuable to members of the Consultants Society and to the mining industry to have a full and frank exchange about the many issues, stresses and adverse perceptions Read More
Book review: The Minerals Consultant’s Handbook
The Minerals Consultants Handbook by John Dunlop FAusIMM(CP). The first edition of the Minerals Consultant's Handbook is a good resource for new consultants and contains much valuable information. The principal author has taken a difficult task of writing for a diverse group of readers and produced an important document, while he acknowledges that it can be improved with further contributions in the future. The AusIMM Consultants Society was invited to review the book and this was Read More
Infrastructure projects are an alternative
This present period of low project ebb in the mining industry has seen many very competent and experienced personnel hit the job market. This is a worry for all in the industry but it is occurring at a time when, at least in Victoria and New South Wales, the state governments are really ramping up civil infrastructure projects. These projects represent significant employment opportunities for personnel from the mining industry because they demand many of the skills used in the large Read More