The Midland Institute of Mining Engineers (MIMinE) celebrated its 150th year in 2007 and has a current membership of approximately 800 members in the UK and overseas. Most MIMinE members are also members of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IMMM) but for some people, particularly those who are retired or who no longer need to retain their Engineering Council honors but do still wish to remain in touch with the Institute and with the industry then membership of MIMinE is now available.

The Institute has a Council of some 25 to 30 members who willingly give some of their time to pursue our aims and objectives on behalf of the membership. The MIMinE Council have planned a full and diverse programme of technical meetings to be held throughout the period of October 2016 to June 2017. Our AGM follows the traditional midsummer break prior to the first General Meeting of the season.

Our technical meetings continue to be interspersed with occasions of a more social nature and opportunities for networking.

Our Aims and Objectives

  • To promote the science and practice of engineering in mining and its associated disciplines by fostering understanding, experience, interest and research.
  • To promote membership of IOM3 with its appropriate professional qualifications through active membership to MIMinE. To encourage and monitor the development of quality skills in engineers in mining through the provision of support and training for members, particularly younger members and to achieve and maintain professional qualification status.
  • To provide a forum for discussions on problems and techniques of engineering in mining.
  • To arrange for publication of papers and collect and disseminate information related to engineering in mining and its associated disciplines.
  • To promote the continuous use of safe working practices within the mining and minerals engineering environment.
  • To enhance the members appreciation and understanding of important new methods and technologies.