SA Mines and Energy Journal : Dec09-Jan10
DECEMBER 2009/JANUARY 2010 SA MINES & ENERGY JOURNAL 43 EDUCATION eyes, the party was guided through the processing plant by graduate metallurgist Ben Alexander. The plant has milled more than 241,519 tonnes of ore since the start of 2009. This ore produced 29,918 tonnes of zinc concentrate and 11,630 tonnes of lead-copper concentrate. Ben showed the different stages of processing: the grinding mill rotating and breaking down the ore with grinding balls, the lead and zinc "flotation" process, the thickening of the zinc and lead-copper concentrates, and finally the filtration process that reduces the water content of the ore. There's more to it The State Government's There's More to It Than You Think careers campaign aims to encourage students to consider a career in the resources, defence and technology industries. Aimed at students in Years 9 and 10, the campaign recognises the need to address current perceptions of these industries, while highlighting the importance of the continued study of science and maths as key to unlocking a wide range of career opportunities. Since its launch, the campaign's website has attracted a steady stream of visits, with about 600 registered users in its first five months. Students have added their own blog topics and videos. There's More To It Than You Think has won the Fairfax Employment Marketing Award for Best Integrated Campaign. The campaign was also shortlisted for Best Promotion of Public & Education Sector Careers, Best Corporate Careers Website, Best Campaign and Best Employer Brand. Alex Warin and Kate Berry, of Eastern Fleurieu School, with Alyssa Late (Department of Trade and Economic Development) and Emma Hughes (SACOME) during an Ultimate Workplace Visit at Terramin. Emma Gaskin above and left, spent a day with Monax Mining exploration geologist Greg Swain.