• Materials Protecting the Environment Seminar

    Following the successful launch of the Materials Protecting Society conference series in September, IOM3 has confirmed its second event Materials Protecting the Environment, which will take place on 21 February 2018 at 297 Euston Road, London.
  • Alternatives to lithium

    Steven Dunn and Ellis Davies investigate the world’s use of lithium-ion batteries and the potential alternatives as the price of lithium grows.
  • More rocking geology

    Imperial College students went on a field trip to Morocco to examine local geology and learn more about ore forming processes. Participant George Fry reports
  • The fair gold

    Little progress has been made to improve conditions for small-scale gold mining communities, especially in Africa. Remarkable as they are important suppliers for the global market, argues Fartrade's David Finlay. The NGO therefore launched a new investment facility to bring about change.
  • The Russian-UK raw materials dialogue conference: The major elements of sustainable development

    The St Petersburg Mining University, Russia, hosted ‘The Russian-UK raw materials dialogue conference’ on 18-19 October.
  • Could carbon nanomaterials replace scarce metals?

    Khai Trung Le talks to Rickard Arvidsson on his study of how adopting carbon nanomaterials could help reduce the use of scarce metals and risk of depletion.
  • Digging deep

    The UK mining industry is showing a new focus working on a narrower range than in the past. Frances Perry attended the IOM3 conference, Current Developments in the UK Mining Industry to discover more.
  • Special and Publication Awards Dinner 2017

    Congratulations to all the winners of the Special and Publication Award winners
  • MP&EM Newsletter Issue 7, October 2017

    The Minerals Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Board are pleased to advise that Issue #7 of our topical e-Newsletter has been uploaded to the IOM3 website.
  • History of Çatalhöyük metallurgy challenged

    For decades, the Anatolia heritage site has been considered the birthplace of metallurgy. But a recent study asserts that the 8,500 year-old burial site may have been the site of an accidental firing rather than a systematic attempt to make metal from ore. Khai Trung Le talks to Dr Miljana Radivojević and Professor Thilo Rehren about their seven-year study.