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Thank you

Thank you to everyone who made the Critical Minerals 2013 conference a great success

On behalf of the Organising Committee of Critical Minerals 2013 we thank you for your attendance and participation at the event. We have received very positive feedback and would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, exhibitors, authors, presenters and reviewers for ensuring the standard of the event delivered was to the highest degree.

The conference attracted over 140 participants from 15 countries who participated in a two day technical program which included 39 presentations. The first of its kind in Australia, the over-arching theme of the conference was Mines, Markets, Manufacturing and Money and the need for all participants in the critical material supply chains to understand the technological and economic barriers to independence from monopolies.

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Conference Tours

We would like to also extend our gratitude to Lynas who provided a very insightful tour of their site following the conference.

Lynas Corporation


All conference delegates will receive a USB flash drive containing abstracts and speaker PowerPoint presentations post-conference. Please note only those presentations we have permission to publish will be available.

Additional USB flash drives may be purchased post-conference via The AusIMM online bookshop


Organising Committee

Event Management: The AusIMM

Conference Chair
Prof Dudley Kingsnorth FAusIMM(CP)
Curtin University

Alison McKenzie, Senior Manager, Events
Eliza Sanneman, Senior Coordinator, Events
Claire Lockyer, Publications Coordinator

Organising Committee
Sue Border FAusIMM(CP), Geos Mining Mineral Consultants
Chris Davis FAusIMM(CP), AusIMM Board Member, Creasy Group
Cameron Dowling MAusIMM, Pacific Road Capital Management
Richard Flanagan FAusIMM(CP), Richard Flanagan Mining Consultancy Pty Ltd
Richard Flook FAusIMM, Shinagawa Refractories Australasia Pty Ltd
Mike Freeman, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia
Damien Krebs MAusIMM, Greenland Minerals and Energy
Gavan Showers MAusIMM, Mineral Technologies
Allan Trench MAusIMM, University of WA and Curtin University of Technology


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Click here to download Technical Program


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