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Obituary – Ian Chaston FIMMM

Ian Chaston, 1931–2014, started his metallurgical career in Thailand, in the tin industry, but his subsequent career took him all over the world, and his speciality, at which he excelled, was heavy media separation.

Q&A - Dr Pat Foster on mining safety

Rhiannon Garth Jones talks to Pat Foster about mining safety, education and the future of the industry

Material of the month – Platinum

Anna Ploszajski explores the properties of platinum

Spotlight – Quality assurance

Natalie Daniels explores how companies are improving standards by using and developing new technologies

Design for life - Sir Kenneth Grange interview

Sir Kenneth Grange shares his frank opinions on today’s design industry and why materials are so important