Advice to mining industry graduates

It is scary to look back and find a quarter of a century has passed since I graduated. However, during that time, I have ridden a camel in the Sudan, worked on the deepest mine in the world, driven in a tank across the steppes of Russia, tracked gorillas in Uganda, travelled to more countries than I would have ever dreamed possible, and met and married my true love and life partner.

Advice to mining industry graduates 2019-01-29T13:07:42+00:00

Kriging – Do you know what samples are being used

In the late 1970s to early 1980s Ordinary Kriging (OK) became the block grade estimation method of choice. This was mainly due to it being an unbiased estimation method that attempts to minimize the extension (estimation) variance of the estimate.

Kriging – Do you know what samples are being used 2019-01-02T07:58:45+00:00

Video: The Optimized Fleet in Action

On 19 July 2018, AMC Consultants' Kobus Potgieter, Business Improvement Manager, presented the last installment of Austmine's "Optimising the Mining Fleet Webinar Series" focusing on the optimized fleet in action. Kobus was joined by Stephen Williams, Managing Director, Concerto Analytics in a panel discussion on the topic.

Video: The Optimized Fleet in Action 2018-08-09T08:35:51+00:00

Looking to the future of the resources sector

The resources industry has changed greatly over the last 125 years. While many principles remain the same, current developments provide exciting opportunities for resources professionals.

Looking to the future of the resources sector 2019-01-02T08:06:22+00:00

When is a Mineral Resource not a Resource?

Many mining companies are cutting exploration budgets to survive the current mining downturn and low commodity prices. As a result, some firms either do not have enough geological and support staff or they have inexperienced staff members who do not adequately understand the geology, mining method used and processing aspects of their operation or project...

When is a Mineral Resource not a Resource? 2019-01-02T08:06:51+00:00

Editorial May 2018

With The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) celebrating its 125th year in 2018, Peter McCarthy reflects on the history of our professional bodies for this Digging Deeper editorial.

Editorial May 2018 2019-01-02T17:57:04+00:00

Cloud and mobile make technology for blasting easily accessible anywhere, anytime

Blasting is a core activity in mining and impacts downstream operational activities such as excavation, transport and processing. Software for use in blasting, particularly blast design, has been available for many years but it has not been readily accessible to an average blaster in the field...

Cloud and mobile make technology for blasting easily accessible anywhere, anytime 2019-01-02T18:11:57+00:00