AusIMM New Professionals Network - Journal - 2023 World Gold Conference
In September of 2023, I had the incredibly unique opportunity of participating in the 10th World Gold Conference in Shenyang - the chosen city for China’s inaugural hosting of this global convening.
Co-representing the AusIMM alongside Mark Noppé – recently re-elected AusIMM Director, the conference showcased the latest advancements and understandings in various gold and platinum-group metals industry topics. A few of the thematic breakout sessions included:
- Gold Geology Forum; unveiling new mineral system theories and deep gold exploration case studies.
- Digital Gold Forum; exploring the realms of safety, monitoring, and computerised equipment.
- Gold Metallurgical Forum; comprehensive re-utilisation of resource inputs.
Advancements in the application of platinum-group metals and market contrast to gold.
- Promoting the successful rehabilitation efforts of gold mines in China, sustainable practices like paste filling of old excavations, and novel cyanide detox processes.
It was an international and multi-lingual event, with simultaneous interpretation earpieces worn by the audiences. I learned about elusive PGM processing from South African metallurgists, the riveting adventures of Chinese consultants in an underground North Korean gold mine, and the stimulated character of Russian resource engineers.
My sincerest thank you to AusIMM for supporting me in this endeavour, and I look forward to the continued growth of AusIMM's international presence.