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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
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
14th AusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference returns to Queensland in 2018
In 2018 the AusIMM Mill Operators’ series returns to Queensland, celebrating 40 years since this highly successful conference series started in Mt Isa in 1978. Technology advances over the last 40 years have changed the way our industry operates. Previous Mill Operators' conferences have investigated the evolution and survival of our industry through boom and bust, the experiences gained, the lessons learned and the challenges ahead. We have investigated how we can optimise our Read More
MetPlant 2017 – registrations are now open and the program is being finalised
MetPlant conferences are about metallurgical plant design and operating strategies, and aim to showcase world’s best practice in both the technical sessions and the conference exhibition. MetPlant2017 will be held in Perth, 11-12 September 2017. The conference website is http://www.metplant.ausimm.com.au/. Delegates and exhibitors to MetPlant include planning engineers, design and construction engineers, metallurgical managers and operations metallurgists, equipment suppliers, Read More
Notes from the MetSoc Chair
Hi all, this is a quick note to introduce you to our second edition of the AusIMM Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) newsletter for 2017, and to give a brief update of some of the things we’ve been up to. You’ll see the update from Bianca Newcombe on the 2017 MetFest events in Kalgoorlie and Parkes, as well as the status update on the 2017 Delprat Distinguished Lecture Series. Planning for these events is progressing well and we are very pleased to have Rob Dunne as our 2017 Delprat lecturer Read More
MetFests and Delprat Lectures – save the date(s)
Following the success of last year's Central West MetFest, the event will be run again this year in Parkes, NSW to coincide with the Delprat Distinguished Lecture. We have had a strong response from the operations in our region and are presenting on a number of interesting and challenging topics that should be of interest to all operations metallurgists. We would like to encourage attendance from far and wide and extend an invitation to all plant metallurgists to not only attend the Read More