Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Meet the Miners at IMARC Online Meet the Miners at IMARC Online

Meet the Miners at IMARC Online

26/11/2020 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Anglo American Smart Mining Networking Event Anglo American Smart Mining Networking Event

Anglo American Smart Mining Networking Event

18/11/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
METS Tech Talk: Ensuring Asset Health – Optimising Maintenance Measures METS Tech Talk: Ensuring Asset Health – Optimising Maintenance Measures

METS Tech Talk: Ensuring Asset Health – Optimising Maintenance Measures

5/11/2020 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Webinar: Supplier Innovation Program Challenge Process Webinar: Supplier Innovation Program Challenge Process

Webinar: Supplier Innovation Program Challenge Process

30/10/2020 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
METS Tech Talk: Advanced Minerals Processing – Overcoming Increasing Complexity METS Tech Talk: Advanced Minerals Processing – Overcoming Increasing Complexity

METS Tech Talk: Advanced Minerals Processing – Overcoming Increasing Complexity

21/10/2020 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Reimagining Digital Mining Webinar Series: Automation in Action Reimagining Digital Mining Webinar Series: Automation in Action

Reimagining Digital Mining Webinar Series: Automation in Action

20/10/2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Effective mine designs require collaborative efforts between geology, mine planning, mine production, and geotechnical engineering groups. The cycle of design, execution, measurement, and feedback should be continuous. Employing a well-documented and standardized approach is essential to ensuring a coherent, consistent and efficient system.

The necessary systems and processes within a technical services department are covered in a number of management plans and...

Rise of the Machines

The future of artificial intelligence for environmental monitoring is here

The manual verification and assessment of recorded data when it comes to environmental monitoring is both time-consuming and costly. But it is a requirement for any business enterprise that depends on accurate real time and...

With the release of Micromine 2016, the latest version of MICROMINE’s exploration and 3D mine design solution, features have been implemented and overhauled to assist with underground mine design. These new and improved features have been designed for ease of use and allow users to take advantage of the intuitive tools of Micromine for underground mine design.

Micromine now...

(BRISBANE, Australia) – Today’s mining landscape is changing rapidly and RungePincockMinarco (RPM) is at the forefront of this transformation as digital technologies become pivotal to mining success. RPM will be showcasing game changing technology including a live Planning and Scheduling environment using Virtual Reality at this year’s MINExpo, being held from September 26 – 28 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Chief Marketing Officer, Michael Baldwin said, “We...

Deswik announces today the launch of Deswik.OPS, their new operational shift planning and tracking tool. Directly integrating with a variety of systems that maintain longer term schedules, planned KPIs and production data, this new tool is set to revolutionize the way mines manage their daily operations.

Deswik.OPS enables production planners to rapidly create detailed, activity-based shift plans directly from the less detailed shorter-term schedules. Longer term...

Five customers were inducted into the Maptek Hall of Fame today. The award recognises outstanding dedication to Maptek and contribution to improving our products.

Maptek Director of Client Experience, Steve Uecker, said that Maptek wished to honour significant customers who have championed Maptek solutions.  

‘After 35 years of operation...

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – 26 September 2016: MICROMINE, the leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, will showcase its advanced mining solutions at MINExpo 2016, held 26 – 28 September 2016 in Las Vegas. MICROMINE will preview to Geobank 2017, the latest versions of our leading data management solution, along with Micromine 2016 which was released in May of this year and Pitram, the world’s leading underground fleet management and mine...

Global software company with Perth HQ recognised for excellence in digital technology

acQuire Technology Solutions is short-listed for the 2016 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards in two categories: Digital Technologies and the C.Y. O’Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology.  The awards are designed to recognise excellence in the export of...

Austmine Member Scope Training has been announced as the Winner of the WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2016 award at the WA Training Awards presentation ceremony held in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 23rd of September 2016. This is the second year in a row that Scope Training has won this prestigious award category. In 2015, Scope went on to represent the state of Western Australia as a National Finalist in the Australian Training Awards.


Swiss professional drone maker, senseFly, has signed an agreement with Maptek, experts in precision measurement and visualisation for the mining industry, that enables Maptek to offer its customers a full, end-to-end data collection and analysis solution.

Under the terms of the agreement, Maptek will begin providing North American customers in mining and aggregates industries with senseFly’s professional


For a particular Canadian mining company, lack of insight into their fuel usage was becoming a significant problem. Under Canadian tax rules, licensed vehicles are not permitted to use marked fuel on site, which is tax exempt. However, as the client lacked sufficient data regarding when and where their fuel was being used, ensuring compliance with the tax rules and the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM)...

Perth, Western Australia, September 2016: MICROMINE today announced the appointment of Ms Claire Tuder as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Ms Tuder was previously General Manager and Strategic Marketing Manager.

Claire has a history in international marketing and business development, most recently as the Director of Sales at the West Australian Government’s Metropolitan Redevelopment...

The sophisticated yet intuitive functionality of MICROMINE’s fleet management and mine control solution, Pitram, makes it the ideal solution for any underground mining operation. Constant improvements are being made by MICROMINE to ensure Pitram remains a leading underground software. Pitram provides operators greater control of the site by providing an overall view of the current mine status. This helps to achieve 3 key things:

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29 September 2016

METS Ignited is encouraging industry to be involved in a pilot ‘living labs’ initiative that aims to improve the collaboration and commercialisation of mining equipment, technology and services (METS) innovation by helping to identify gaps and opportunities in the ecosystem.

Ric Gros METS Ignited CEO said the METS Living Labs Network is an initiative designed to help...

MICROMINE is pleased to announce the establishment of an Advisory Board comprising John McGagh and Mitchell Hooke AM, both recognised for their exceptional contribution to the global mining sector.

“We are honoured Mitch and John accepted our invitation to join our Advisory Board,” said Claire Tuder, CEO and Director of MICROMINE.

“Their enthusiasm, passion, knowledge and experience are invaluable and will stimulate our thinking and planning...

MICROMINE Channel Partner, BNA Mining Solutions (BNA), based in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil have been chosen to receive the 9th Top Engineering Award from the Alumnus Association of the Engineering School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. BNA were selected by Direct Research (Contest Ltda.) who have been nominated from various engineers associated with the Engineering School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Key decision makers and directors from various industry...

The Australian Technologies Competition is an annual competition that assesses, mentors and promotes entrant companies that have emerging technologies that can enhance industry efficiency and competitiveness. It covers several industries, including advanced manufacturing, smart cities, cyber security, food and agribusiness, new energy, medtech and pharma, energy resources and...

An insight into MINExpo 2016

About 40,000 people from more than 130 countries converged onto the Las Vegas Convention Centre to attend the premier world mining event – MINExpo 2016 last week. With more than 3,000 exhibitors, spanning from 37 countries setting up over 840 square metres of sold-out exhibit space, there was plenty for people to do and see throughout the event.

The theme of this year’s quadrennial event was solutions. Solutions that make it possible for the mining industry to meet the challenges...

Last week, Austmine held our Members Annual General Meeting in Perth. This was an opportunity to review the FY16 financial report and discuss our key accomplishments over the last twelve months, as well as elect 5 board members. 

Austmine Chairman, Alexander Kachellek, gave his address at the AGM and reflected on what has been a brilliant year for Austmine. His transcript is below: 


The Carbon Scout was designed to help gold mine operators optimise process plant efficiency and reduce gold losses is to be brought to market in a collaboration between Curtin University and Gekko Systems. 

The device was developed by Dr Teresa McGrath and Adjunct Professor Bill Staunton from Curtin University, in association with Bill McCallum from Havilah Consulting.

Gekko Systems have licensed the technology from Curtin...


During the course of 2016, Austmine ran three industry collaboration laboratories – Co-Labs- with one more to come in February 2017. These are day long workshops, of highly specialised mining industry executives working together to unpack four major sector challenges, and then brainstorming a range of strategies, solutions and partnerships to take forward.

The first of these was Next Generation...

Inflatable Packers International Pty Ltd (IPI) are very pleased to announce that they have been selected as Finalists from a strong and broad field of applicants for the 2016 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards. IPI has been selected as a Finalists in two export award categories, both Manufacturing and the Minerals, Energy and Related Services categories.

Clem Rowe, Managing Director and Founder of IPI said, “I am very proud of the efforts of all at...

Mining technology developer Maptek has moved its North American operation to Golden, Colorado, after more than 15 years in neighbouring Lakewood.

The new Golden facility is a significant upgrade, featuring new and upgraded servers, networks, work areas and training rooms, and will allow Maptek to build upon its strong commitment to customer service, according to North American...

Austmine recently held a highly insightful webinar on the Iranian Mining Market, featuring three speakers with first-hand experience in the market. A broad range of topics were covered in the hour-long discussion, with a particular focus on the opportunities for METS companies in the mining sector, financial matters and the transferring of money, trade and investment policy and accessing the market. 

With falling metal prices, spare mill capacity, and increasing mining depth, it was crucial that Aeris Resources’ Tritton Mine found additional ways to increase productivity. When a means to do this in a manner that also reduced risk, it jumped at the chance.

The site, which carries out the conventional open stoping method of mining, requires miners to come to surface before blasting due to the risk of sulphide dust ignition. With the production levels being around...

Volatile commodity prices present particular challenges for Competent Persons and companies in fulfilling their obligation to keep the market informed.

One of the hot-topics from last year’s Monograph 30 Roadshows, guide to good practice, was the influence of recent swings in commodity prices. In extreme cases people asked “Does the Ore Reserve estimate still exist?” and we heard a paper from Michael Creech where he presented a study of mine closures that had on...

VCI, in conjunction with our sponsors The University of Western Australia and METS Ignited, invite you to participate in the Innovation: State of Play™ - Mining 2016 survey. 

This follows surveys in 2013 and 2014, as well as the release of the CEO Insights – Mining report this year, in which 15 global mining CEOs took part in a ground breaking review of innovation strategy across the world’s leading mining companies.


Resources Innovation Hub Opens

Perth’s first innovation hub dedicated to the resources sector plans to focus on the impact of disruptive technologies after its official opening on Wednesday, 5 October.

CORE Resources Innovation Hub is co-located with FLUX, Perth’s largest co-working and innovation space at 191 St Georges Tce, which in turn is backed by social enterprise Spacecubed and...

The mining industry is on the cusp of a new era of how day-to-day operations will be undertaken. Advanced technologies and the use of data will lead to more predictable, stable and controlled operations that will increase productivity, efficiency and safety at mine sites all around the world. Austmine recently caught up with Adrian Hale, Natural Resources Director, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes to get his view on the changing nature of the...

On Thursday 20th October, Austmine was delighted to be joined by Stean Barrie, General Manager Technical Services at St Barbara in Brisbane, at our final Smart Mining Networking event of the year. In his role, Stean oversees teams who provide operational support for both the Leonora Operation (which includes their fantastic Gwalia project) in Western Australia and the Simberi Operation in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

FY16 was a fantastic year...

Austmine recently held a live webinar that took an in-depth look into water management and treatment in the mining industry. A wide range of issues were covered by our expert panel from Hunter H2O, Earth Systems and DHI Water & Environment, such as the transforming nature of water management with the application of modern technologies and the treatment of acid and metalliferous damage. 

Alan Broome AM, Chairman Emeritus of Austmine and Phil McCarthy, Chairman of Mine Site Technologies recently attended MINExpo in Las Vegas, the world's largest mining conference and exhibition. With the sector's current focus on productivity-enhancing and cost-saving technologies, plenty of innovations were on show in the exhibition space. Alan and Phil provide a review of the real game-changing technologies below.

The optimism...

The 2016 Australian Mining Prospect Awards took place in Sydney on the 21st of October, recognising the achievements of companies and individuals throughout the mining industry. RCT were among the winners on the night, taking home the Innovative Mining Solution Award for their Independent Guidance Solution. Austmine sat down with RCT’s Executive Director and CEO, Brett White, to discuss the technology that was acknowledged by the judges and what makes RCT a...

Peru has established itself as a mining force to be reckoned with in recent years, spurred on by a range of new projects and expansions of existing operations. Since liberalisation policies were adopted in the 1990s, the sector has attracted considerable foreign investment, bringing with it the technology and managerial expertise to develop major modern mines. Peru’s mining sector has flourished due to an abundance of natural resources, and the legal and regulatory framework has...

The first session on day two of Austmine’s technology stream at IMARC saw mining and METS experts speak on integrated mining and data and systems interconnectivity. Andrew Scott, Senior Director – Digital Mining, Barrick Gold was the first presenter of the day and put together a brilliant discussion on the topic of “If only Mining Companies Knew What Mining Companies Knew!”.

Andrew’s talk overviewed the challenges that Barrick and the collective mining sector...

Mike Henry, President Operations, Minerals Australia
IMARC Gala Dinner
Melbourne, 9 November 2016

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests. It is my pleasure to be here tonight at this celebration of our industry and of individual achievement.

I would like to acknowledge the Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, Telmo Languiller and Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Employment,...

(IMARC: MELB) METS Ignited and Austmine have strengthened their partnership with the appointment of METS Ignited as an Austmine Industry Leader. The signing of the agreement took place last week in Melbourne at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC).

This extension of the relationship between Austmine, the leading industry body for the Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector and METS...

Austmine's third Co-Lab, which took place on Friday 21st October in Brisbane, at QUT, focused on the topic of The Digital Mine.  We brought together leading industry experts from miners, METS and researchers to discuss ways to transform mining operations from unproductive and inefficient traditional methods to streamlined and optimised approaches that leverage digital technologies, data, communications and IT systems....

At IMARC 2016 in November we were pleased to welcome Dirk Baas, Senior Advisor, Process Control, PanAust to the Austmine Technology Steam. Dirk discussed how developing interdepartmental communication improved operational performance. He didn’t focus on just one project but explored how a number of successful projects were made more effective through focusing on communication strategies. Data from mining was passed to the processing plant so that they could then review...

Mackay region’s engineering and heavy industrial sector will have the opportunity to present their products and services to Bowen Basin mining houses thanks to a program being offered by two industry groups.

Resource Industry Network and the Moranbah Traders’ Association (MTA) are offering a Promoting Innovative Solutions program to assist local businesses to refine and develop the way they present themselves and their product to the market.

«October 2020»
29/09/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CEO Leadership Luncheon: Chris Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer, Idemitsu (EVENT FULL)

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, 23 Leichhardt Street, Brisbane, QLD

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30/09/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CEO Leadership Luncheon: Penny Dent, Head of Technology WAIO, BHP (EVENT FULL)

Location: Optus Stadium, Victoria Park Drive, Burswood WA, Australia

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27/10/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Smart Mining Networking Event: Mining's Renewable Future

Location: Optus Stadium, 333 Victoria Park Drive, Burswood, WA

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28/10/2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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