IMMAGE: The reference database for the international minerals industry

IMMAGE (Information on Mining, Metallurgy and Geological Exploration) is the world's foremost reference database of abstracts and citations of scientific and engineering literature for the international minerals industry.

Covering material published from 1979 (with some earlier records) to the present, IMMAGE now contains over 120,000 records, with two to three thousand references being added each year.

To produce this high-quality, internationally recognised and reputable database, selection, abstracting and indexing are carried out by experienced and technically qualified staff and the content is indexed with controlled vocabulary and thesaurus terms.

Fields covered:

Technical research, development and operating practices for metalliferous and industrial minerals are covered in the fields of:

  • Economic Geology
  • Mining Technology
  • Mineral Processing
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Non-Metals Extraction

Related topics include:

  • Minerals Industry (including Economics, Legislation and Education)
  • Health and Safety
  • Environment (including Waste Treatment and Reclamation)
  • Mathematical Methods and Computing
  • Analysis and Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Civil Engineering (including Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling)
  • Uses
  • History

Sources: Journal articles, conference proceedings, books, maps, technical reports, statistics, legislation

The IMMAGE Database is published by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 297 Euston Road, London NW1 3AD.

IMMAGE - formats currently available

IMMAGE available online

Subscription Rates

Annual Rates: Single site access - Full Subscription, Corporate Rate £503, Academic Rate £439, Individual Non-member £267, Individual IOM3 Member Rate £50.

Please enquire about discounts for multiple sites.

Using a powerful search engine provides an easy way to find relevant information fast. Updated frequently, IMMAGE online is an excellent way of keeping abreast with developments. It includes an Alerting Service which will inform you when new items are added in areas of interest to you.

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Free access to IMMAGE online is available to IOM3 members as a member benefit. Please log in to the new Member Portal and click on "Member benefits", where you will find a link giving you free access to IMMAGE. 

Non-subscribers: you can request trial access to evaluate IMMAGE online for your company or university, or you may prefer to join the Institute yourself. We will contact you to discuss subscription options.

IMM Abstracts

Subscription Rates

Printed Version: Corporate/Academic Rate £390*, Individual Member Rate £240*

PDF Version: Corporate/Academic Rate £321, Individual IOM3 Member Rate £30.

This is the current awareness bulletin for technical literature in the mineral industry. Published quarterly, IMM Abstracts is the hard copy version of the IMMAGE database. It provides a useful alternative for those who like to keep up to date with the technical literature in their field by browsing through a printed journal organised by broad subject areas, rather than by searching electronically for specific topics.

* Prices inclusive of p&p to UK and Europe; subscribers outside Europe who wish to receive their copies of IMM Abstracts by air mail should add a surcharge of £20.

Photocopy requests

IMMAGE Online and IMM Abstracts are supported by an excellent photocopy/document delivery service.

Photocopy charges and photocopy request form