The conference will also cover topics including exploration, research, project assessment, mine development, metallurgy, rehabilitation, social license to operate and mine closure. As an indication of the important role that mining plays in New Zealand, the conference has attracted professionals and industry leaders from all around the country as well as from overseas.
Australia’s mining industry is world-class, contributing AUD$236 billion to the national economy. This contribution is largely a product of the country’s substantial and diverse ore deposits.
From October 16–18 the Gold Coast will host the AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference 2017 (UGOPS2017).
Female mining professionals face a persistent gender pay gap. The gap consists of lower wages than their male peers doing the same work, and less access to career progression.
The gloomy figure includes geologists and mining engineers.