Record of Recent Meetings and Speakers


11/10/2018President’s Lecture: European Mining Regions – Competitors & CollaboratorsProf Frances Wall, incoming CIE President
25/10/2018The United Downs Deep Geothermal Power ProjectPeter Ledingham, MD, GeoScience Ltd
8/11/2018Sirius Minerals North Yorkshire Polyhalite ProjectGraham Clarke, Operations Director, Sirius Minerals
20/11/2018Miners on TourMessrs Luc Phillips, John Sanderson, Henry Wedlake, Scott Gregor, Sam Skinner
13/12/2018Mining Quiz
10/01/2019The Don Dixon Memorial Lexture: In association with IET and IMarEST – Electric propulsion for boatsDr Rachel Nicholls-Lee, Director, Whiskerstay
07/02/2019Fishy Filaments Ltd, Recycling Marine PlasticsIan Falconer, Founder/CEO
21/02/2019Cornwall Update: Cornish Lithium, South Crofty, Redmoor Owen Mihalop (Strongbow), Jeremy Wrathalll (Cornish Lithium), Brett Grist (Cornwall Resources)
21/03/2019Artisnal and Small Scale Mining
11/04/2019Sustainable Technology-Driven, Whole-System Approaches to Small-Scale Mining in the 21st CenturyDr Kathryn Moore


07/04/16Cornwall and the challenge from Asian manufacturingLouis Turner
10/03/16The successes, challenges & impacts of renewable energy on the electrical distribution systems in the south-west

Aspects of The Eden Deep Geothermal Project

Paul Jewell, Western Power Distribution UK


Tony Bennett, EGS Energy

25/02/16A new coal drift mine in Yorkshire: The story so farBill Birch & Toby White, New Crofton Co-operative Colliery
04/02/16Good governance in the natural resources sectorJoseph Williams, Senior Advacate, NRGI
14/01/16An introduction to Falmouth Docks, A&P Group and the Cluster Support TeamShaun Herman, A&P Group
10/12/15Heavy lifting, device installation and vessel operations in the marine renewables sectorDiccon Rogers, Director, KML Marine Contractors
25/11/15Innovations in Shaft Sinking and TunnellingAlan Auld, Founder & Consultant Alan Auld Group
19/11/15Building for 22nd Century LondonAndy Mitchell CBE, CEO Thames Tideway Tunnel Ltd
29/10/15Geotechnical drilling in challenging marine environmentsLuke Griffin, FugroGeoservices (Seacore)
08/10/15Presidents Address: Cornish Mining AlliancesKim-Marie Clothier, North Coast Consulting

Past Sessions

23/04/15Engineering and craft: An unusual integrationDr Justin Marshall, Falmouth University
12/03/15The evolution of brest practice in mine ventilation & degassing in the UK coal industryBill Tonks
12/02/15Mineral munching microbes: The future of mining ?Dr Chris Bryan, CSM/ESI
29/01/15The Equator Principles: An aid to ensuring good environmental and social practice in the mining industryKim-Marie Clothier, North Coast Consulting
15/01/15Marine energy for Conrwall: recent progress and opportunitiesAlex Whatley, FaBTest Ops Mgr
11/12/14Droning On: An introduction to the use of UAVs in engineeringDr Keith Russ, Western United Mines Ltd
20/11/14The international mining industry: A consultant’s viewJan Lewis, Wardell Armstrong International
30/10/14The EITI: Transparency in the mining industryClaire Short, Head EITI & ex-MP
09/10/14The other side of quarry safetyGeorgina Speake, HSE
10/04/14The essence of a hydraulic systemJack Penty
13/03/14Block Model to Mine Schedule: An underground case studyLewis Meyer, Wardell Armstrong International
27/02/14Managing climate risks in the mining industryJohn Eyre, North Coast Consulting & Phil Beauvais, Met Office
06/02/14From drill to block modelChe Osmond, Micon International
09/01/14Achieving global reach by design and innovation in start-up businessPhil Strong, CEO, Reflex Marine
28/11/13Developments in Mineral Processing TechnologyJan Cilliers, RSM
07/11/13Mining legislation reviewSteve Denton, HSE
11/04/13Surveying and laser scanning in accident investigationsMatt Eyre, CSM
14/03/13China clay mining in Cornwall: The way forwardEdward Buscombe, Imerys
07/03/13Is wind energy at a cross roads in the UK?Haydn Scholes, Director, Wardell Armstrong Int
07/02/13Advances in coal mining supportDr Lorraine Kent, Golder Associates
10/01/13The impact of renewable generation and low energy loads on electrcity distribution networksPaul Harris, Design Eng, Western Power
06/12/12The extractive mineral potential of CornwallDr Charlie Moon, CSM
22/11/12The Coal Authority:Managing the Legacy of the Coal IndustrySteve Kershaw, Head of R&D, The Coal Authority
11/10/12The road to zero harmDr Patrick Foster, CSM
19/04/12Engineering solar power in CornwallSteve Dennis, Carnon Consolidated
15/03/12Developing mining projects in West AfricaPeter Taylor, Afferro Mining
01/03/12Star and planet formationProf Matthew Bate, Exeter Uni
12/02/12Industrial Hydraulics: A brief history of the last 200 yearsJack Penty
02/02/12Mines, maps and modelsDr Keith Russ
12/01/12Intelligent electricity demand management at underground minesNick Williams, CSM
08/12/11Mineral extraction and the railway corridorMark Walker, Network Rail
30/11/11The future of coal in the UK and UK Coal’s future without itStuart Hoult, UK Coal
17/11/11If only tin were goldPaul Burton, GFMS/thomson Reuters
03/11/11The United Downs Geothermal Energy ProjectPeter Ledingham, Geoscience
29/10/11Visit to St Austell Brewery
13/10/11Improved enegy utilisation in mineral processing using high voltage breakageKP Van der Wielen, CSM
05/05/11Visit to Pendennis Shipyard
07/04/11Bloodhound SCC
17/02/11China Clay: An overview of a great Cornish Industry from past to presentIvor Bowditch
27/01/11Rare Earths: The geology behind the newsProf Francis Wall, CSM
06/01/11The Engineering Challenges of the Wave Hub
09/12/10Mining, weather and climate change
18/11/10Aspects of post-mining regeneration
11/11/10The Murdoch Flier
14/10/10Small scale mining
22/04/10Gold treatment in Newfoundland
18/03/10The Tudor tin industry
11/02/10Mine feature remediation
17/01/10Post-mining remediation: The Wheal Jane Case Study
10/12/09A smarter way to manage risk
19/11/09Stabilisation of the Old Underground limestone workings at Combe Down, Bath
01/11/09Visit to China Clay Country
15/10/09Research into the effect of Tunnel Blast Design on Vibration
07/05/09Energy SecurityProf Catherine Mitchell & panel ?
22/03/09Visit to Bodmin & Wenford RailwayP Foster (BWR volunteer)
19/03/09Intelligent guesswork in the mining industryProf Hylke Glass, RT Prof of Mining & Min Eng, CSM
15/01/09The Bodmin & Wenford Railway extension project to Wadebridge and resignallingK Waide-Bull, Director, Bodmin to Wadebridge Railway Co. Ltd
11/12/08The evaluation of minerals by QEMScanDr G Rollinson, Experimental Officer, CSM
20/11/08A remote surveying vehicle for 3D mine surveyingJ Jobling-Purser, Jobling-Purser RSV LLP
18/10/08Ruby Mining in GreelandP Hegarty, SGS Mineral Services Ltd
16/10/08A guide to groundsource heat pumpsR Wedlake, Aquasource Ltd
17/04/08Visit to Mosely industrial narrow guage tramway and museum, Tumblydown Farm, RedruthC Saxton, Owner
13/03/08The importance of site investigationP Foster, Crofty Consultancy, The Wheal Jane Group
21/02/08Penlee Quarry: its history and current & future developmentProf G Walton, PGW & Associates LLP
17/01/08Soil reinforcement engineering using geogrid mattingI Page, Sales Mgr, Naue Geosynthetics Ltd
06/12/07Small mines in the UKT Foster, HM Inspector of Mines, HSE
15/11/07Wireless Communications in underground minesDr G Kennedy, CSM
18/10/07Migration of Cornish mineworkers and the proliferation of engine houses in foreign landsDr S Schwarz
15/09/07Energy, landscape and the price of coalSir Michael Thompson
19/04/07The management of Japanese knotweedM Prout, Thurlow Countryside Management
31/03/07A conducted tour of South CroftyDr K Russ, Baseresult
15/03/07The use of biofuel within the marine industry in the reduction of pollutionN Wood, CSM
15/02/07Rosevale Mine, ZennorM Shipp & T Benetts
18/01/07A documentary on the restoration of the Rosevale Mine, ZennorJ Potter, T Benetts & M Shipp
07/12/06Industrial minerals: Past, present & futureProf P Scott, CSM
16/11/06Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining IndustryJ Eyre, WAI
19/10/06The RNLI in Cornwall: Past, present & futureD Nicholl, Area Fund Raising Mgr
02/09/06Presidential AddressDr K Russ, Baseresult/South Crofty
20/04/06Nanotechnology and the minerals engineerProf RA Williams, University of Leeds
01/04/06Falmouth Coastguard Search & Rescue Operations CentreA Condy
16/03/06The Be-Tec engine; Bioethanol as fuelP Hosken, Chairman, Trevithick Society
16/02/06Guided day visit to KEM & Great Flat Lode
19/01/06The Foden steam tractor restorationJ Sawle, VP, West of England steam engine society
08/12/05WAVE HUB A Future for Wave Energy in CornwallG Patrick, Director, PFA Research Ltd
17/11/05Engineering Images; A fusion of engineering and artProf RA Williams, University of Leeds
20/10/05The Cycleau Project: A transnational project to improve water environments.Dr L Jenkin, National Environmental Service
01/10/05Brewery Visit
24/09/05Clay Country VisitIvor Bowditch
29/04/05Visit to Skinners Brewery, Truro
17/03/05Day visit to Imerys & Wheal Martin Clay Museum
17/02/05Three day week due to interuption of the UK energy supplyProf JH Gittus, Chaucer Holdings Ltd & visiting Professor at Plymouth
20/01/05The Construction of offshore windfarmsP Clutterbuck, Construction Director, Seacore
09/12/04The Wheal Jane mine water treatment processJ Dolan, United Utilities Ltd
18/11/04Can there be life elsewhere?K Menadue, Open University
21/10/04Mining with computersDr K Russ, Baseresult/South Crofty
25/09/04Global warming: What on earth is going on?Dr D Watkins, Cornwall CC
24/09/04Mine and mill process auditingS Barber, CSM
29/04/04Tour of South Crofty and Tincroft workings
11/03/04Visit to Skinners Brewery, Truro
19/02/04Early uses of China Clay in the paper and cotton industriesC Thurlow
15/01/04Lime An Essential Lime: An essential mineral for mankindProf P Scott, CSM
11/12/03Process simulation: Getting it right by computer simulation before you build the plantS Frankland, Director, Dargo Associates Ltd
20/11/03RecyclingDr TR Jones, CSM
23/10/03The history of the coal mines resue serviceDr B Jones, COO, Mines Rescue Service Ltd
24/04/03Solar power and its applicationsR Boaden, Solar Flair, Truro
30/03/03Development of the reciprocating joule cycle engineB Allen, University of Plymouth
18/02/03The life & times of William MurdochI Corkell
23/01/03The Tamar BridgeD Simpson, Asst. Resident engineer
05/12/02Once in a lifetime’ – The pitfalls of making a mining documentaryS Polglaze, Chairman, CBMS
14/11/02The British steam land speed recordMitchell Wenger & Chris Bowsher
10/10/02Some of the Trinity House lighthouses and fog signals around our coastsA Renton, Curator of The Lighthouse Centre
11/04/02Cleaning up contaminated soil and sediments by soil washingS Barber
14/03/02The maintenance of roads and bridgesK Withey
14/02/02The impact of rock mechanics on the oil & gas industryDr T Batchelor, MD, Geoscience
31/01/02Valuable minerals from mine wasteProf P Scott, CSM
06/12/01Marine renewable energy systemsP Clutterbuck, Construction Director, Seacore
01/11/01Resin transfer moulding at Plastech, GunnislakeS Lennard-Williams, GM, Plastech
11/10/01Waste to EnergyP Rudin, Cornwall County Environmental Services
05/04/01Coastal erosion in Devonian rocksD Millar, CSM
08/03/01Block caving methods of miningF Russell, Rio Tinto, Technical Services
15/02/01Traffic – A menace or a conspiracyB Chard, BCC Consultancy (Traffic assessment & Control)
18/01/01Minerals and metalliferous mining in the North of EnglandDr RF Symes OBE
07/12/00Torbed Processors. How to speed up thermal processesR Healey, Torflech Ltd
16/11/00The 200th anniversary of the motor carP Hosken & J Sawle
19/10/00The Way Ahead, The design of small engineering industryProf P Hogarth
01/03/00Technology for the separation of plasticsDr R Pascoe, CSM
10/02/00The Zambian Copper beltDL Chilcott
20/01/00Alternative energy: the small hydroelectric potential in CornwallR Evans, Evans Engineering & Power
02/12/99Adit Systems, Groundwater and ContaminationD Jackson, Markus Hodge Environmental
18/11/99The Black Art of Mechanical SpearationG Martin, MD, Screening Consultants Ltd
21/10/99British High Precision Engineering and How we avoided successR Moss, Special Support Services for Production Engineering
01/04/99A Cornish Drilling Company AbroadR Gooden, MD, Seacore Ltd
11/03/99Engineering the futureR Hall
18/02/99Building the Eden ProjectN Barnes
14/01/99The real mineral resources of Great BritainProf P Scott, CSM
03/12/98Looking inside minerals engineeringProf R Williams, Leeds University
19/11/98Cornish Mining in the 21st CenturyT Brooks
15/10/98Hands-on CAD session at Cornwall College
23/04/98Telecommunications now and in the futureT James, Customer Service Mgr, Goonhilly ICC
12/03/98The Construction of the UK Channel Tunnel Cross-overA Weatherelt, CSM
19/02/98The Trevithick Trust in EngineeringS Smith, Chief Exec
15/01/98The environmental impact of the china clay industryI Bowditch, ECCI
04/12/97Column flotation of coal at Gascoine Wood MineG Budge, Process Engineer, RJB Mining
20/11/97Falling apart at the seams; Faulting, earthquakes and landslides in Cornwall over the past 30 million yearsDr R Shail, CSM
23/10/97N Johnson, Cornwall County Archeaologist
10/04/97Techniques of pumping heavy slurryM Graham & B Conway, Warman International Ltd
13/03/97The Tamar Bridge; The first 40 yearsR Fish, Chief Engineer, County Hall, truro
20/02/97The restoration of the Levant WHIMM Thomas
16/01/97The environmental impact of mining on the Fal esturyDr D Pirrie, CSM
05/12/96Tower Colliery: Back in the hands of the work forceTyrone O’Sullivan, MD, Tower Colliery, Aberdare
21/11/96A&T Services Ltd. How it all beganT Richards, MD A&T Services Ltd
17/10/96Record slides at Marsh MillsJ Elliot, Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd
25/04/96Aluminium: The metal for the 21st centuryR Woodward, The Aluminium Federation
14/03/96Engineering in China ClayJE Allen, Production Director, Goonvean & Rostowrack China Clay Co Ltd
08/02/96Its better by tubeG Jordan & P Brown, Watson-Marlow Ltd, Penryn
18/01/96Some aspects of engineering geology in CornwallR Hocking, Cornwall County Highways
07/12/95The 2nd Severn crossingG Howells, Comms Mgr, John Lane Construction
16/11/95Mechanical aids to calculationDr DP Blight
12/10/95An Engineering View of Nuclear Elecricity generation, at present and futureP Hosegood, ex-branch manager Nuclear Electric plc
20/04/95Tin Mining at South CroftyK Ross, MD South Crofty Ltd
16/03/95The Mufulira Mine accidentLT Mabson, ex Technical Director, ZCCM Ltd
16/02/95SeacoreR Gooden, MD, Seacore Ltd
19/01/95Mineral exploration into the 21st CenturyD Cliff, RTZ Ltd
06/12/94Solid/liquid hydrocyclones in the oil & gas industryA Palmer, R Mozely Ltd
17/11/94Foundry and machine shop managementT Bell, Charlestown Foundry, St Austell
27/10/94Current Practice & Use of explosivesB Thomas, ECCI
21/04/94Treatment of Mine Water at Wheal janeM Cambridge & RH Coulton, Knights Piesold Ltd
17/02/94Modern Survey EquipmentC Sawyer, Geodimeter Ltd
20/01/94Cliff Stability on the South WestDr P Grainger, Exeter University
16/12/93The Kaolin industry of Georgia (USA)P Ettenfield
09/12/93The Redruth & Chacewater railway and the mines it servedLJ Bullen, Cornish Mining Develpoment Association
24/11/93Historic Cornish Mining ScenesLJ Bullen, Cornish Mining Develpoment Association
18/11/93The electricity supply: from power station to consumerJ Haynes & R Christy, SWE Ltd
04/11/93The Redruth & Chacewater railway and the mines it servedLJ Bullen, Cornish Mining Develpoment Association
21/10/93Metallurgical improvements at Wheal Jane using the Mozely MGS separatorM Halliwell
08/10/93The Mines of Cornwall in their HeydayLJ Bullen, Cornish Mining Develpoment Association
24/09/93Historic Cornish Mining ScenesLJ Bullen, Cornish Mining Develpoment Association
17/09/93The Mines of CornwallLJ Bullen, Cornish Mining Develpoment Association
11/09/93Field trip to the Great Flat LodeLJ Bullen, Cornish Mining Develpoment Association
10/09/93Cornwall’s Mining HeritageLJ Bullen, Cornish Mining Develpoment Association
09/09/93The railway in West Cornwall in the nineteenth centuryPat English
22/04/93Cornish China Clay working methods in use from 1750 to 1900C Thurlow
17/03/93Tunnels on the Penzance-St Ives Sewerage SystemJJ Green, Pell Frischmann Water
11/03/93Observations on some mines between St Austell & ParLA Stutheridge
18/02/93Historic Cornish Mining ScenesJeff Bullen, Cornish Mining Development Association
21/01/93A geochemical investigation of the Redmoor SN/W prospectDr Phil Newall, CSM
16/12/92The Technology of Mine DrainageAlan Buckley
26/11/92Wind power generation in CornwallA Woodbridge, Ecogen
22/10/92Dynamic separation: A new technology for water classification ansd mineral separationR Archer, WBB Hydro Ltd
09/04/92HDR Geothermal EnergyA Green, CSM Associates
12/03/92Mundic concrete; a geological perspectiveDr A Bromley, Petrolab
13/02/92Mining in Zambia Past & Present
16/01/92China Clay and its less usual applicationsDr T Jones
05/12/91The Channel TunnelJ Hamlen, Translink JV
14/11/91Combined Heat & PowderR Mitchell-Harris, Energy Manager for ECCI
13/10/91Exploration and Geological Research in AntarcticaDr D Pirrie
01/04/91Dam building in Devon & CornwallD Evans FICE C.Eng
13/03/91The China Clay Industry Past & PresentK Menadue
16/01/91Cornish EarthquakesDr K Atkinson
05/12/90Mineral Tramways in CornwallN Johnston
14/11/90Flood defenses and Control in CornwallJ Woods, NRA
10/10/90Electricity supply on and to The Isles of ScillyRJ Hunkin, SWEB
18/04/90The Work of Trinity House: Some lighthouse historyCapt TMP Tarrant
14/03/90Changes at Falmouth Docs since 1978TK Duncan, MD Falmouth Docks Ltd
14/02/90Development and history of the explosives industry in the South West, with specific refernce to CornwallBryan Earl
17/01/90Cabinet making and the North Pennine OrefieldProf WR Dearman
06/12/89Recovery of Tantalum & Spodumene in CanadaMike Halliwell, Carnon Consolidated
15/11/89Wind generation of PowerDr M Anderson, Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Ltd
11/10/89Air classification and the Ecoplex High Pressure roller millMH Prior, Hosokawa Micron
19/04/89The Construction of the Saltash By-PassJJ Edwards & P Harding of Nott, Hay & Anderson
15/03/89Energy in the pipeline: The design and construction of a sub-sea pipeline.
18/01/89Industrial Minerals in the UK: An overview of their occurrence and usesDr Steve Hall, CSM
07/12/88Magnetic SeparationDr I Wells, Boxmag Rapid
16/11/88The King Edward Mine 1987-1921AW Books
12/10/8830 Years of gravity concentration: One man’s contributionR Moiley
01/04/88The Saltash Road TunnelPaul Haines
01/03/88Alternative energy in the South WestG Pritchard
17/02/88The Work and Responsibilities of the South West Water Authority (SWWA)Keith Platten, SWWA
20/01/88The Planning and Reserve Evaluation of Open Pit Chian Clay Mines: An overview and recent developmentsJH Howe & C Varloe, ECCI
09/12/87Mining Development at South CroftyS Gately, Mining Superintendant, South Crofty
19/11/87Model EngineeringD Reynolds, Perranporth & District Model Engineering Society
14/10/87The Ultimate RecoveryA Wells, Metallurgical Superintendant, Wheal Jane Ltd
09/09/87The History of Cornish Tin MiningJohn Brock OBE
12/11/86Mineralization at Wheal JaneMiss J Holl
24/09/86Magnetic Separation
23/04/86The Future of Cornish Tin
12/02/86Control of Exposure to ‘formation’ radiation in mine operations of XXX Consolidated Ltd
15/01/86The Golden Witwatersrand
11/12/85The use of explosives in English China Clays, China Clay DivisionB Thomas, ECCI
13/11/85Operation MinecapK Quinby, Carrick District Council
16/10/85Presidential AddressE Crowther
24/04/85Malaysian tin smelting and miningR Parker, CSM
20/03/85The latest developments in geothermal energy researchDr J Garish, Energy Technology Support Unit
13/02/85The deepening of Clenows Shaft at Wheal janeC Jones, Carnon Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd
16/01/85Remote control & data collection of the SWEB distribution system in CornwallJNH Ward & others, SWEB
12/12/84The Polaris lead-zinc projectP Heap, Matthew Hall Oretech plc
14/11/84Planning and construction of the Hayle by-passC Stringer, Freeman, Fox & Partners Ltd
17/10/84Mining Prospects in CornwallJ Trounson, MBE
09/05/84The China Clay IndustryDr SR Dennison, Director, ECLP Ltd
21/03/84Information from satellite imageryJ Rivington, Hunting Geology & Geophysics
22/02/84The Hemerdon ProjectAMAX Hemerdon Ltd
25/01/84Wheal Jane OperationsJN Dowling, Carnon Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd
14/12/83Cornwall: Birthplace of the telecommunications revolutionD Kendal-Carpenter, Principal of the Porthcurno Cable & Wireless Training School
16/11/83Electricity SupplyJNH Ward & DJ Brooks, SWEB
19/10/83Potash operationsJ McCormich, Charter Consolidated Ltd
28/09/83Annual symposium
14/09/83Presidential AddressLJ Bullen
30/09/81The Engineer in SocietyDr P Hackett
29/04/81Thermal enviornment in underground miningM Howes, CSM
18/02/81Corrosion in engineeringDr JD Scantlebury, UMIST
21/01/81Tin streaming in WendronJ Brooke
10/12/80Mine feasibility studiesR Craddock, AMAX Exploration of the UK
12/11/80Four short papers of topical interest
22/10/80Energy in the 80’s
24/09/80The volcanoes of the Kenya Rift ValleyC Bristow