The Mining Institute hosts a wide range of events from live music to poetry readings, lectures and plays.  The spaces are available to hire for your events and many of the talks are open to the public.


Mining Institute lectures are free and open to everyone with tea and coffee served from 5:30pm in the Library upstairs and a cash bar to follow at 7:00pm.


Thursday 21st September 2017, 6pm 
Garry O’Hagan – “From Mine to Mill”

From Mine to Mill describes the progress of the Australian mining industry from a colonial outpost born out of the lust for gold, into one of the world’s foremost mineral producers. Garry’s lecture charts the development of the industry from the early gold rush days through to the present and also gives a glimpse of future trends. He describes the methodology used in developing a metalliferous mine from greenfield site to an operating mine and mineral processing complex. This includes the main mining methods and mining equipment used in a typical trackless underground mine and the various processes used to extract metal from run-of-mine ore.  The paper is amply illustrated with both photographs and drawings.

The author hailing from a mining background gained his experience both in this country and overseas. Educated at both Durham College and the Rutherford Institute of Technology in Newcastle where he gained his engineering qualifications. Overseas sojourns resulted in stints in Central Africa, Sierra Leone and Indonesia where he was employed predominately with mining companies in various engineering positions. Now an Australian resident, he lives with his family in Perth, Western Australia. Recently retired from GRES Engineering Services where he held various positions, including Project Manager and Construction Manager. GRES, an Australian based company, delivers engineering design & construction services to the resource and mineral process industry.














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