Through the auspices of The Heritage Committee, The AusIMM aims to foster knowledge about the heritage of the minerals industry among members and the public and to identify and encourage conservation of significant sites, documents and objects.


Sandra Close (Chair)
Email: heritage@ausimm.com.au
Donna Edwards (Secretariat)
Phone : +61 3 9658 6135
Email: dedwards@ausimm.com.au

AusIMM Heritage Committee Charter

Vision – That AusIMM members and the population at large recognise the great contribution made by past and present minerals industry professionals to the community, environment and economy in which they have worked.

Purpose – To foster public knowledge about and identify and encourage conservation of significant sites, documents, stories and objects relating to the past activities of minerals industry professionals, recognising that better knowledge of past achievements can be a source of pride and motivation for members. The committee will support and encourage the heritage activities of individual members and branches.

Organisation – The Heritage Committee will comprise volunteers from the AusIMM membership who may be located anywhere in the world. The Committee will use modern technology for communications and meetings to overcome geographic boundaries. The Committee will determine its own priorities and activities with regard to the Vision and Purpose stated above.

Sale or Exchange of Mining Books by AusIMM Members

Members of the AusIMM who want to give away or sell mining books from their collections have many options. Websites such as eBay or Gumtree are two suggestions. Advertising on Gumtree is free and Gumtree is also used by persons seeking to buy a particular item. Unfortunately the Heritage Committee is unable to advertise these items on the AusIMM website.


  • The Personal History Collection - Pilot Project
  • The Mining Heritage Checklist

    The following list of mining heritage sites in Australia and New Zealand is an initial attempt to document these, and is currently incomplete. The list will be expanded and provide a starting point for AusIMM branches to identify and document local mining heritage sites in more detail.

    Click here to view the Mining Heritage Checklist.

    Click here to view the Notes to the Australasian Mining Heritage Checklist.

  • Projects undertaken by individual branches.

Heritage information weblinks

Known mining heritage site website links throughout Australasia

Mining heritage publications, guides and databases

Mining Heritage Centres (museums and heritage areas)

Click here for a list of mining heritage centres around Australia.

Smartphone and related applications

Google Play (android)

  • GeoTreat (refer Australian sites)
  • Modern Mining Trail (Central West NSW) (also available for Apple)
  • Historypin (also available for Apple)