AusIMM Metallurgical Society
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April 2018
Developments in metallurgy
In this special series of articles, we asked some of our AusIMM professional societies and networks for their industry insights. The following is a collection of thoughts from our professionals on how practices have developed over the past 125 years. Is there a single event that defined the beginning of this technical discipline in Australasia? In Australasia, modern metallurgy as a discipline arguably began with the development of the flotation process for lead and zinc ores that Read More
MetFest 2017 recap
MetFest 2017 was held in Parkes during November, and graciously hosted by Northparkes Mine (CMOC). The day kicked off with a plant tour of the Northparkes concentrator, which was attended by 23 visitors from all over the country. After lunch, numbers swelled to over 60 for the afternoon’s operations-based presentations and discussion forum. Seven presentations were given by regional metallurgists who discussed both big wins and ongoing innovative projects at central west operations: Read More
Notes from the MetSoc Committee
Hi all, welcome to our first edition of the AusIMM Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) newsletter. Since the last newsletter, we are pleased to welcome two new committee members to MetSoc – Pieter Strobos and Roxanne Pidgeon. We would also like to acknowledge our outgoing committee members Aidan Ryan and Peter Bartsch and thank them for their valuable contribution during their terms. Many of the MetSoc committee members are involved in making preparations for this year’s 14th AusIMM Mill Read More
Mill Operators’ Conference 2018
Preparations for the 14th AusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference (29-31 August) are well underway. The committee and many volunteers have commenced the paper review process after a total of around 80 abstracts were accepted following the abstract review period late last year. This year’s conference celebrates 40 years since the first Mill Operators’ Conference. We look forward to celebrating the success of this biannual conference, which has gathered a large following in Australia and Read More
Symposium in honour of Professor Peter Hayes
The Peter Hayes Symposium on Pyrometallurgical Processing will be held in Ottawa, Canada from 26-29 August to honour Peter Hayes, Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ). [caption id="attachment_12698" align="alignleft" width="222"] Peter Hayes.[/caption] Peter is well known to Australian metallurgists as a prolific researcher, teacher and innovator. His University teaching career spans many decades and he has guided the career of hundreds of Read More
MetSoc Processing Forum
In collaboration with the 2018 AusIMM Mill Operators' Conference organising committee, MetSoc is pleased to be putting together a one-day Processing Forum, which will be held immediately before the main Mill Operators' Conference in Brisbane on Tuesday 28 August. The concept for the forum is to give plant operators the opportunity to present their experiences to their peers without the need to compile a written paper, while also providing a low-cost opportunity to network with other Read More