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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First UK production of lithium carbonate for electric vehicles

Could the Brazilian dam collapse have been predicted with satellite radar imaging?

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Upcoming events

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Nano4Health: Advances in combatting COVID-19

This webinar explores how nanomaterials are being used to combat COVID-19

  • Free

EEC Online Seminars: Energy and New Plant and Technology

Third in a series of free webinars highlighting issues to be addressed at the European Electric Steelmaking Conference in September 2021

  • Free

Securing a New Role in 2021

Join the Student & Early Career Committee and IOM3 Women in Materials, Minerals & Mining Group for a lunchtime discussion and Q&A with HR professionals

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

Awards in mining, extraction & exploration 

Nominations for the 2021 IOM3 awards are now open.

IOM3 recognises achievements and contributions to the profession through a range of annual Awards, Medals and Prizes. The awards cover a range of subject areas, career stages and types of contribution. The awards listed below are broadly within the field of mining, extraction & exploration.

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Latest job vacancies

IOM3 Vice President

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Salary: N/A
  • Closing date: 12 Feb 2021

Nominations are now open for the role of Vice-President of IOM3, which has become vacant due to the biennial cycle of presidential changes.

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IOM3 communities active in mining, extraction & exploration 

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