• 2018 IOM3 Premier Awards dinner

    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) presented the 2018 Premier Awards to winners at a black tie event in London on 3 July. The prestigious IOM3 awards, medals and prizes that were given out on the evening acknowledged individuals and Local Societies for their achievements, published work and contributions to the profession.
  • Underwater treasure

    A potentially game changing deposit of rare earth elements has been discovered in Japanese waters, but an efficient means of extraction is yet to be developed, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Lithium in the future

    On 9–10 April 2018, the Geological Society held the Lithium: From Exploration to End-User conference as part of their 2018 Year of Resources. Ellis Davies reports.
  • The value of dematerialisation

    Dematerialisation – the reduction of materials in products and services – may become a key tenet in the circular economy. But how do you define it, and how can materials science and industry benefit? Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Aquatic life suffers under coal mining

    Current US regulations are found to be insufficient to protect fish, salamanders, and invertebrates from the impacts of mining waste. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • European reflections of the lithium triangle

    The intersection of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina forms an area referred to frequently as the lithium triangle. Known for high quality salt flats, including Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, Chile’s Salar de Atacama, and Argentina’s Salar de Arizaro. This region produces more than 60% of the world’s lithium and it is estimated that 75% of the known lithium, resources are contained in the triangle. Dr Chris Broadbent reports .
  • Fifth Energy Materials Lecture

    Registrations are now open for the Fifth Energy Materials Lecture - Materials for Energy Storage in Electric Vehicles and Low Carbon Grids - Opportunities and Challenges.
  • Royal Society Fellowship awarded to Professor Robin Grimes CEng FIMMM

    Congratulations to Professor Robin Grimes CEng FIMMM, who was among fifty eminent scientists to be elected as fellows of the Royal Society. Grimes joined the ranks of scientists for his outstanding contribution to research and innovation.
  • Announcement of the IOM3 Awards 2018

    Congratulations to the winners of the IOM3 Awards 2018.
  • The Saudi Arabia of lithium

    Wealth Minerals’ Stefan Schauss talks to Khai Trung Le about mining in Chile, and the country’s significance in securing global lithium supply.

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