Time and time again, we see a lack of metallurgical expertise in a project has led to potentially avoidable problems and subsequently more investor expense.
The mining industry can broadly be separated into three major disciplines - metallurgy, geology and mining engineering. But metallurgy is often misunderstood and this is why, with tight budgets, people often chose to drop this cost.
But by bringing metallurgy into the early stages of a mineral project's life cycle, risk is reduced, mine design is improved and the project profitability is maximised.
IMO is passionate about metallurgy and its vital role in creating a mining sector that reaches its full potential.
And we are strong believers in supporting the industry. We hold annual scholarships for Western Australian metallurgy university students, as well as host industry events.
Our IMO vision is:
To demonstrate the value and critical role metallurgy has to the success of the mining industry.