Iron Ore 2013, taking place from 12.-14.08.2013 in Perth/Australia, is the sixth in a well-established and very successful international conference series that features the latest developments in the genesis, geology, exploration, mining and processing of iron ores, including new projects now under development and the market outlook. It will bring together geologists, geoscientists, mineralogists, metallurgists, managers, engineers, operators, equipment manufacturers and reagent suppliers involved in all technical aspects of the iron ore industry from ore genesis through to mining and processing. Once again, the conference is being jointly organised by The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and CSIRO, with the support of Fluor and Rio Tinto as Platinum Sponsors and Bis Industries, SKM, Thermo Scientific and WEIR Minerals as Gold Sponsors. The conference theme is Shifting the Paradigm, which is testament to how iron ore companies are challenging existing industry practices and beliefs while expanding current operations and developing new mines based around new ore types.
This year the conference is being held at the Perth Convention Centre to accommodate the growing number of Australian and international delegates. It will provide a unique opportunity to catch up with the latest developments around the world. The main topic areas that will be covered include exploration, geostatistics and ore reserve estimation, ore characterisation, mining, processing, project development, technical marketing, logistics, utilities, equipment and the environment. After the conference there will be a number of technical tours. The first major tour will provide delegates with the opportunity to visit a number of iron ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, while the second major tour will be a visit to Arrium Mining’s operations in South Australia. Tours of key iron ore laboratories in Perth will also be available.
On behalf of the Organising Committee Dr Ralph Holmes, Conference Chair, invites all interested to participate the conference.