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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OGA grants carbon storage licence to Harbour Energy

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Into the red – reducing acid mine drainage in Peru

Upcoming events

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  • Course
  • 6 September–10 November 2021

PIABC Level 2 Award in Clay Technology - Southern Session

A perfect introduction to the Heavy Clay Industry for those with little or no practical experience


  • Course
  • 17 September–15 November 2021

PIABC Level 5 Certificate in Packaging Materials and Components

An in-depth exploration of the materials and components used in packaging


  • Course
  • 27 September–19 November 2021

PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology

The PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology is a foundation degree level course that is internationally recognised as the premier qualification in the packaging industry. 


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 

2022 Awards & Prizes now open for entry

The 2022 IOM3 Awards & Prizes are now open for entry. Please consider nominating a colleague who deserves recognition for their professional achievements or outstanding contributions. Our awards cover all disciplines and career stages, with several open to members as well as non-members.

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IOM3 communities active in mining, extraction & exploration 

Mining Technology Division

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