When the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM) merged with the Institute of Materials in 2003 to form the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the former membership of the IMM was split into four divisions: Applied Earth Science, Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy, Mining Technology and Petroleum & Drilling Engineering. These four new divisions joined the 12 other technical divisions that together make up the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and this partition of the membership led to a perceived loss of combined identity within the enlarged organisation. In order to form a platform for future growth, the minerals divisions worked together to create IMMa, whose function is to deal with Institute business that is common to the four divisions and to improve the interface with membership and the outside world.
Scope & Mission
- To act as a coordinating link between the minerals divisions of IOM3.
- To enhance the work of the divisions and to be their “shop window to the outside world”.
- To promote the professional interests of mineral industry members within IOM3 and worldwide.
- To encourage membership of IOM3 from the international minerals industry community.
IMMa is currently run by a committee that consists of the chairmen of the minerals divisions, plus two other members from each division, together with representatives from other relevant IOM3 boards and committees.
The full objectives of IMMa can be found in our Mission and Scope statement
See also our Background & FAQ page