AusIMM Metallurgical Society

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 Chair
Hi all, and welcome to our Q4 edition of the AusIMM Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) newsletter. It’s coming to you a little later than planned as we’ve all had our hands full since the last edition. I hope this update gives you some appreciation of what we’ve been spending our time on. September saw the AusIMM MetPlant conference held in Perth and you can read Janine Herzig’s overview here of what was an excellent event with a number of high quality papers, presentations and panel Read More
MetFest Kalgoorlie: 17-20 October 2017
The inaugural Kalgoorlie Branch’s MetFest is happening! Kalgoorlie is hosting a four-day long program from Tuesday 17 October to Friday 20 October 2017. Thanks to our many sponsors, the majority of events are free to AusIMM members or otherwise at a significant discount. The Kalgoorlie MetFest opens with the option of one of two two-day training courses on Tuesday 17 to Wednesday 18 October. WASM-CRC ORE are providing the 'WASM Gold Operators Course', and Curtin Gold Technology Read More
The University of Queensland metallurgy field trip – Europe 2017
Each year, students from the University of Queensland chemical and metallurgical engineering program lead, organise and run a technical field trip to gain an in-depth understanding of current industry practice. [caption id="attachment_11903" align="alignnone" width="600"] View out to the Gulf of Bothnia, Skellefteå, Sweden.[/caption] The 2017 metallurgy field trip was a valuable learning experience and this year the opportunity to take part was opened to not only undergraduate Read More
AusIMM Kalgoorlie Branch hosts successful MetFest
The AusIMM Kalgoorlie Branch recently had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural Kalgoorlie MetFest, which was a series of professional development and networking activities held from 17-20 October. The challenge was laid down to the Branch by the AusIMM Metallurgical Society to hold an event similar to the Central West MetFest held each year by the AusIMM Lachlan Branch in NSW. So the Kalgoorlie Branch decided to not only meet this challenge, but exceed expectations. Rather than a Read More
2017 G D Delprat Distinguished Lecture Series
The AusIMM Metallurgical Society is very pleased to report that the 2017 G D Delprat Distinguished Lecturer is the greatly respected metallurgist Dr Robert Dunne. Robert was the Fellow Metallurgy at Newmont Mining Corporation before he retired at the end of 2013.  Prior to this he held the position of Group Executive-Metallurgy Development and Technology. Over the last 35 years Robert has worked for a number of mining companies including Newcrest Mining, Anglo American, Anglovaal and Read More