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AMC at the International Mining Geology Conference 2017

The International Mining Geology Conference is back for its tenth edition and AMC is pleased to invite attendees to a keynote presentation by Ian Lipton.

Jointly convened by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG), the conference has developed into a leading event in the world of Mining Geology. Under the theme of “Setting New Standards” the conference will focus on the opportunities and benefits of formal work process standards, and on improving the quality/standard of current approaches to mining geology.

Keynote Presentation: 1.30 PM - 1.55 PM | Thursday 21 September, 2017 


Keynote Presentation 6: The future of professional practice in mine geology - lessons from the Space Beagle'   

In this presentation, Ian Lipton will discuss the future of the professional practice of mine geology through the prism of key themes drawn from The Voyage of the Space Beagle, a pulp fiction science fiction novel written by A E van Vogt more than half a century ago. He will argue that cross-disciplinary thinking and collaboration will be the great drivers of change and business improvement in the mining industry. Remain relevant in the age of robots and automation, mine geologists must embrace the opportunity to become cross-disciplinary leaders and make full use of their knowledge of the geological characteristics of their deposits and how individual deposits respond to various mining and processing options. They must also become more successful at communicating the value in detailed geological and geometallurgical investigation and how this contributes to greater profitability.

About the presenter: Ian Lipton


Ian Lipton, Corporate Consulting Manager and Principal Geologist

Ian has more than 30 years of experience in mining geology, resource evaluation, and exploration. He has provided consulting services as Principal Geologist with AMC, Golder Associates, Mining & Resource Technology, IMC Consultants, and BHP Engineering. His clients have included large and small mining and exploration companies with projects in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Turkey, Tanzania, and India, amongst others. He is an accomplished trainer and has presented mining geology and resource estimation courses, and is well-known for his published work on bulk density..

Meet the AMC team at the conference: Peter Stoker


Peter Stoker, Principal Geologist

An important figure in the mining industry, Peter is an expert in mine geology standards, minerals investment return, and audits and due diligence studies of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. He has more than 40 years' experience in mine geology, mineral resource and ore reserve estimation, feasibility studies, project evaluation, and mineral exploration. Peter's extensive commodity experience includes base metals (copper, lead-zinc-silver, nickel), gold, copper-gold (porphyry and iron oxide), bauxite, and sedimentary uranium.



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