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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IOM3 letter contributes to university updating careers policy

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Investigating the oxidation of copper concentrates

Upcoming events

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Accreditation AHEP4 Workshop

Engineering Council AHEP4 accreditation application guidance.


Fundamentals of Asset Management Spring 2023

Discover what asset management involves and the benefits of having an effective strategy

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CPD Workshop

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

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Honorary Treasurer – IOM3

  • Contract type: Voluntary role
  • Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

In this voluntary Board role, you will have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction and governance of IOM3, and to shape the future of the Institute.

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Materials Engineer/Scientist

  • Contract type: Full-time/Permanent
  • Salary: Dependent on skills and experience between £29,228 - £38,066
  • Closing date: 10 Feb 2023

Working within the Materials Team of the Physical Sciences Group in the Platforms Systems Division. As such you will be part of a team of ~25 scientists, physicists and engineers whose day job is to support the research programmes developing the advanced materials and capabilities of the future.

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IOM3 communities active in mining, extraction & exploration 


Energy Transition Group

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Mining Technology Group

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Applied Earth Science Group