Useful Links

Gekko Systems recommend the following websites as informative, useful resources for the mining industry. They provide quality reference material on minerals processing and mining-related topics.

Please contact us if you have any further link recommendations.

AME Australian Mineral Economics

AME Mineral Economics is a global firm of independent economists in the metal and mineral industries with offices in Australia and North America. AME specialises in all the market and financial aspects of the aluminium, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, zinc, nickel and titanium mineral industries.

Amira International

AMIRA INTERNATIONAL is an industry association which manages collaborative research for our members in the global minerals industry. By taking a partnership approach to research and development which is managed by AMIRA, members enhance their competitive position through access to leading edge technology.

AJ Parker Cooperative Research Centre

The AJ Parker Cooperative Research Centre is the largest facility of its kind in the world. The Centre's research aims to optimise the performance of existing hydrometallurgical plants by increasing efficiency, yield and productivity, while minimising costs. Twelve major mineral processing companies and the University of Queensland have joined the original partners (CSIRO Minerals, Curtin University, the Department of Minerals and Energy (WA), Murdoch University and AMIRA) as core participants in the new Centre, which started its life on 1 July 1999. This website includes information related to the research, educational opportunities and services available to the industry.


Austmine is Australia’s leading industry association representing the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector globally.

Austmine supports the sector by promoting its members’ capability throughout international markets, networking, thought leadership, policy & advocacy and the creation of business opportunities.


Austrade is the Australian Government's international trade and investment agency. Austrade helps organisations throughout the world do business with Australia. Austrade Online helps you find Australian suppliers through exploring Australia on Display, industry information, and your local Austrade office.

Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy represent the interests of professionals associated in all facets of the mining, exploration and minerals processing industries. With a focus on 'Enhancing Professional Excellence' the AusIMM has embarked upon a revitalisation program to ensure its on-going relevance and contribution to the individuals represented by a 8500-strong membership base, located in a network of branches throughout the Asia Pacific region, with a growing international member base.

Australian Slag Association

Whether you're an engineer seeking technical assistance, a student interested in new and alternative materials, government agencies interested in gathering more information, or general community members seeking a greater understanding of slag and its various uses - we hope you find this site both informative and worthy of your time.


Ballarat is the gateway to much of the best Victoria has to offer, including the picturesque Goldfields and Pyrenees regions, and the Great Southern Touring Route comprising Ballarat, the Grampians and the Great Ocean Road. The region was home to one of the world's greatest quests for gold in the 1850's, and Ballarat became Australia's largest inland city. Ballarat is rich in history and culture, represented at the world renowned Sovereign Hill and the Eureka Stockade Centre. It still boasts the wide tree-lined streets, spectacular gardens and the grand architectural allure of the Victorian era. This web page gives detailed information on a range of topics including accommodation, tours, history, events, shopping, sports, lifestyle, the arts and photos.

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

The Institute was incorporated by an Act of the Parliament of Canada in 1898 as the Canadian Mining Institute. In 1920, it became the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and in 1990, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. The Mining Society of Nova Scotia, incorporated in 1887, is affiliated with the Institute. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the leading technical society of professionals associated with the Canadian minerals and materials industry, has 11,000 members from industry, government and academia who are dedicated to the discovery, production, utilisation and economics of minerals, metals and petroleum. Thousands more are also involved as CIM Branch members all across Canada. CIM periodicals also reach 2,000 other subscribers across the world in various universities and libraries.

Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy represents the collective interests of companies involved in the minerals and energy industry in Western Australia. Members of the Chamber undertake 90% of minerals exploration and production in the State. Working together through the Chamber on matters of common interest, these companies are able to ensure that the operating environment is conducive to industry profitability and investment both now and in the future.

Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution (CEEC)

The Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution (CEEC) has been established and supported by a broad range of mining sector companies keen to accelerate awareness, knowledge transfer and, by implication, improve energy and cost outcomes in the substantive area of comminution.

Comprehensive Australasian Mining and Exploration Web Site

This site is the premiere reference on the Internet for anything related to the Australian Mining and Exploration Industry. Specialising in announcements, news and company reports, this site offers a wealth of information for the mining investor. It also covers Papua New Guinea and the South-East Asian region.

GOLDSHEET Mining Directory

A comprehensive directory focusing on the gold industry.


InfoMine is the worldwide Mining Portal Site and Business Center on the Internet - the largest, most comprehensive, fully integrated source of news and information concerning all aspects of worldwide mining and mineral exploration.

International Manganese Institute

The International Manganese Institute (IMnI) is a non-commercial association of the manganese industry grouping most of the world's manganese ore and alloy producers, electrolytic product manufacturers and traders. The site includes information on the history of manganese reserves, production, demand and markets, manganese and manganese alloy production, industrial and metallurgical applications, non metallurgical uses, health, nutrition, agriculture and environmental information.

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre

The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) is a world-renowned postgraduate research school and consulting organisation in the University of Queensland, Australia's 'University of the Year' for 1998/99. The JKMRC operates throughout Australia and internationally. The Centre's 115 staff and students work closely with industry in a wide range of applied research and consulting projects in mining and mineral processing. Consulting, laboratory services and software sales are managed by the JKMRC commercial division, JKTech. The JKMRC collaborates with other research institutions in Australia and overseas, and is a member of The Sir James Foots Institute of Mineral Resources at the University of Queensland. Major JKMRC activities include applied research and development in mining, mineral processing, coal preparation and mathematical modelling , undertaken by research staff and post-graduate students. Consulting, and commercial software development and support, undertaken by the Centre's commercial division and technology transfer arm, JKTech. The JKMRC has developed steadily since its inception and now undertakes a wide range of mining and mineral processing research projects. Expansion has involved the development of new buildings, laboratories, and pilot plant facilities on the original site in Brisbane, Australia.


Kitco's website is the highest accessed precious metals information site online. Enjoy easy access to any or all of what has to offer. This ranges from precious metals quotes and charts, useful web-based services such as e-mail subscriptions for precious metal quotes, precious metal quotes or charts delivered to cell phones and wireless devices, daily, weekly, and monthly precious metal market reports from a variety of sources including World Gold Council and Johnson Matthey.

Minerals Engineering International

The Internet Magazine for mineral processors and extractive metallurgists. Topics include gravity concentration, comminution, solid-liquid separation, electrometallurgy, computer applications, to name a few. Register to receive the free MEI Online Update which is a fortnightly newsletter, providing you with news of what's new on the site.

Miner's Den

Miner's Den has a proud record of supplying prospecting and mining equipment to Australia since first opening in 1979. Starting from a small retail suburban store they have grown to now having stores in both Melbourne and Sydney sending prospecting equipment all over Australia. They are one of the largest and most respected suppliers of all types of prospecting equipment for both the hobbyist and small-scale mining companies.

Keep up to date with the latest news in the industry with this online magazine.  Also included are; sections pertaining to mining equipment, technology, management services and investments.

Mining Technology

A comprehensive site focusing on mining technology. Lists projects, equipment, companies, conferences and industry organisations.

Randol Mining Online

Randol publishes information on mining and exploration, an industry which is subject to constant change. This website provides the quality and completeness for which Randol is famous. A most useful and comprehensive reference source for equipment, services and consumables used in mining.

South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Since its inception in 1894, the Institute (SAIMM) has been a dynamic organisation attending professionally to the needs of all its members. There are approximately 3100 members, and the SAIMM's membership shows a steady growth. The key objective of the SAIMM is to identify the needs of its members and to initiate and give effect to the means whereby the requirements for technology and scientific knowledge of the minerals and metals section of the South African economy are satisfied; and, furthermore, to represent and promote the interests of its members. 

World Bank Global Mining Department

To improve the effectiveness and reach of its activities in the mining sector, the World Bank Group has combined IBRD/IDA and IFC operations in the sector into a single global Mining Department. The new department aims to bring closer together work on the public sector policy side and the private sector investment support side, to achieve synergies and provide a simpler and more direct contact point for Government, private sector and civil society clients.

Williams Adams CAT

William Adams is proud to be one of the best Caterpillar dealerships in the world, servicing the territories of Victoria and Tasmania within Australia. Established in 1884, William Adams is a wholly owned subsidiary company owned by Dale Elphinstone.

Gaia EnviroTech

At Gaia EnviroTech, we help livestock and food producers deal with organic waste management while producing renewable energy that not only improves operations’ economics but also has environmental benefits.

Using outback tough materials and backed by two decades of driving innovation in the mining industry, the team designed the first fully modular biodigester in Australia.

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