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. 


Mining, extraction & exploration news

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Upcoming events

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SAIM Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue 2023

Intersectionality in the minerals industry from awareness to action.

Avianto, Mulderdrift, Johannesburg

Gaps in Awareness Across Industry

A technical lecture from the Western Institute of Mining & Minerals

Keele & virtual
  • Free

Net-zero - You Cannot be Serious!

A technical lecture from the Cleveland Institution of Engineers


IOM3 Awards & Prizes

Awards in mining, extraction & exploration 

The winners of the IOM3 awards for 2023 have been announced - full details are on our Awards pages.

Nominations for the 2024 awards will be invited later in the year.


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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Latest job vacancies


RAC (Registration Assessment Committee) Member

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Salary: Voluntary role
  • Closing date: 15 Oct 2023

We are looking to fill multiple volunteer positions on the RAC with individuals who can help us maintain and elevate our standards. We aim to form a diverse committee with members from various backgrounds.


RTR (Routes to Registration) Committee Member

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Salary: Voluntary role
  • Closing date: 15 Oct 2023

We are seeking to fill at least 2 volunteer positions on the RTR Committee.

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IOM3 communities active in mining, extraction & exploration 


Energy Transition Group

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Applied Earth Science Group

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Mining Technology Group