Mission statement


To raise the profile of the Division and the Institute with professionals working in the national and international mining industry and to act as a forum facilitating networking and the exchange of information on all aspects of active mineral extraction and issues connected with the mining legacy.



  1. To support professionalism within the mining community by the promotion of qualifications

  2. To provide a focus for local society’s with a mining interest within the Institute

  3. To provide opportunities for mining professionals to enhance their CPD

  4. To encourage the participation of younger persons within the Institute and its local societies

  5. To promote improved communications between the Institute and industry by the production of a newsletter and a dedicated website

  6. To organise conferences addressing key issues in the mining industry, on an annual basis.

  7. To reinforce existing Institute links with universities, colleges and schools and to develop new ones

  8. To promote links between the Institute and the wider public through involvement in the Heritage mining sector.

  9. To provide a one-stop-shop for professionals within the industry seeking technical information and contacts

  10. To represent the professional interests of the mining industry in discussions between the Institute and Government or other regulatory bodies