Mining, extraction & exploration resources

A gateway to content and resources on exploration and extraction of materials and minerals

Humans have been mining and extracting minerals for millennia. Without mining there would be no computers, X-rays, or photovoltaic cells.

This Topic Gateway brings in resources related to the responsible supply of raw materials. 


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Rio revises funding arrangements with Turquoise

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Plugging the gaps of oil and gas decarbonisation

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Road to Chartership

A free event for student and early career professionals on why you should aspire to becoming chartered and how to go about it.

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CEng via the Technical Report Route

Mentoring workshop to support IOM3 members with the requisite experience to achieve Chartered Engineer registration

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Mentoring workshop to support IOM3 members with Continuous Professional Development.


Information services

Are you looking for information or advice on materials? Our Information Services team can help you find relevant articles and literature from our extensive library collections and provide signposting to sources of advice.  

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IOM3 Awards & Prizes

Awards in mining, extraction & exploration 

Nominations for the 2022 IOM3 Awards & Prizes are now closed.

The full list of winners will be announced on the IOM3 website and Institute publications.

Latest job vacancies

Chemistry and Materials Scientist

  • Contract type: Open Ended
  • Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
  • Closing date: 22 May 2022

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) one of Europe’s largest research organisations and part of UKRI (United Kingdom Research & Innovation) is looking for a Chemistry and Materials Scientist to join a dedicated team of experts working on some the most exciting science in the UK today.

Graduate Materials Scientist

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience
  • Closing date: 17 Jun 2022

Renishaw’s Group Engineering Division is seeking to recruit a Graduate Materials Scientist that will provide specialist support to the business divisions.

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IOM3 communities active in mining, extraction & exploration 

Energy Transition Group

Mining Technology Group

Applied Earth Science Group