A new AusIMM Spectrum Series publication

Project Overview

This new publication from the AusIMM will focus on life-of-mine socioeconomic and environmental leading practice. The AusIMM Community and Environment Society Committee in conjunction with the AusIMM Publications Committee elected to produce a volume of contemporary life-of-mine papers relevant to mining industry professionals of all disciplines in Australia and overseas.

The publication will bring together papers of distinction from the conference and past Life-of-Mine conferences, updated and edited to exemplify the best Start to Finish thinking and achievement in 21st century mining. Publication is targeted for the first half of 2017.

Steering Committee

A publication committee of AusIMM subject-matter experts was chosen to oversee production:

Cherie McCullough MAusIMM(CP) (Chair)
Jan Coetzee MAusIMM(CP)
Bruce Harvey MAusIMM
Bruce McCarthy MAusIMM
Corinne Unger MAusIMM(CP)
Peter Waters MAusIMM
Stuart Winchester MAusIMM


Selected presenters from the AusIMM’s 2016 Life-of-Mine Conference have been invited to develop their abstracts into full papers for the volume. Key papers have also been drawn from previous Life-of-Mine conferences and other selected events, with the authors invited to update their papers for this once in a decade compilation. From Start to Finish: A Life-of-Mine Perspective will bring together the full lifecycle of responsible mining in one handy volume.

Click here to see the draft contents listing.


This is an opportunity to contribute to an important publication that will lay the foundation for future life-of-mine work. The publication will be of immense value to mining, minerals processing, geotechnical and civil engineers, geologists, environmental and social scientists, and legal, financial and management professionals who have a role in mine planning, development, operations and/or completion. It will be of equal value to professionals in government and other organisations interacting with mining activities. Sponsors will get their name in front of industry and government decision makers and achieve respected brand association with the AusIMM and responsible mining.

Click here to view the full sponsorship package.

More information

Contact Kristy Burt, Manager, Publishing
+61 3 9658 6155