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The CSM Association is involved in organising many reunions and get-togethers around the world, as well as CSM sporting events, meetings and other related organisations. Please find below a list of notices regarding future events. Please contact the General Manager to post any notices.

March 2018

CSM at the 2018 PDAC - Toronto

Tuesday 6th March

For those attending the March 2018 PDAC in Toronto, a CSMA gathering is being organised by Cath Pitman for Tuesday 6th March, venue and time TBC. For more details please contact Cath Pitman


Tuesday 6th March

For those of you attending the 2018 PDAC in Toronto, there will be a CSMA Sundowner on Tuesday March 6th, from 5-7pm in the Elephant and Castle Pub on King Street (corner with Simcoe St).   

For more details, please contact Robbert Borst

Trolex - Pint’ N’ Pasty

Tuesday 6th March

The last Pint’ N’ Pasty of the spring term will be by Trolex. Trolex products are deployed in over 100 countries by some of the world's leading corporations to protect their people and assets, maximize efficiency and improve the experience of workers and passengers. They offer a full suite of mining safety technology, designed to protect, monitor and assess mining operations in harsh and hazardous conditions. As a mining specialist, they deliver world-leading products, systems and solutions for the mining industry, providing robust and modular applications. The team will also be speaking to students about summer placement opportunities as well as the potential for graduate roles.

In attendance will be:

  1. Patrick Brian – CEO Trolex Ltd
  2. Jamie Dyer – Strategic Product & Design Director
  3. Lucy Cutt – HR Manager
  4. Andy Robinson – Research & Development Project Manager
  5. Kyle Hudson – Mechanical Design Engineer
They are intending to bring product samples, brochures and USB giveaways – so along with the pints and pasty’s some extra stuff for you all.

The presentation will be followed by a ‘Pint and Pasty’ reception in the Stannary Bar.

Location: Exchange Lecture Theatre


Geol Soc South West Regional Group

Thursday 8th March

The Geol Soc South West Regional Group are hosting their annual Early Career Geoscientists Evening at Plymouth University this Thursday 8th March 2018. 

The event will start at 1800-1830 where there will be some drinks and nibbles and a chance to network.  The talks will start at 1830.  There are 4 in total so the evening should start to wind down around 1945-2000 ish.


The talks include:

1830 Francesca Prando (University of Plymouth) – ‘ A quartz tale: ductile – brittle cyclicity in shear zones’

1845 Abraham Audu (Camborne School of Mines) ‘Improved Understanding of Borehole Instability Mechanisms Through Development of an Enhanced Visualization-Numerical Modelling Approach’

1900 Sam Bolton (Cornwall Resources Ltd.) – ‘Exploration and Discovery at Redmoor Mine’

1915pm Lucy Campbell (University of Plymouth) – ‘Deep seismicity and rapid creep: a geological record of earthquake cycles in the lower crust’

The event will take place in the Stonehouse lecture theatre in the Portland Square Building.  

Please follow the link for a map of the campus: (  

Parking is limited on campus to two small car parks and on the road parking.  If you cannot find a space then the Drake Circus multi-storey car park is just opposite the campus.

Wardell Armstrong Mineral Processing

Tuesday 20th March

We will be running a visit to the Wardell Armstrong International (WAI) office and labs in Truro. WAI is an internationally respected company that operates in several mining sectors including mineral processing. Their Cornwall-based metallurgical test facility has now become a European hub for the testing of a myriad of different ores and minerals. For more information on this see

The trip will be led by ex-CSM Ben Simpson and his colleagues and will cover the following aspects of mineral processing:

Cornwall Mining Sundowner

Thursday 22nd March

Every month a gathering takes place in Cornwall for anyone in the Mining, Minerals, Renewables and associated industries.  This usually takes place on the third Thursday of each month, with this month's Cornwall Sundowner taking place on Thursday 22nd March, 5.45pm onwards at The Portreath Arms, Portreath. Please come along and catch up with people in the local Mining and associated industries. The more the merrier!  

For more details contact the Nick Slade or Steve Wilson

CSM Annual Dinner 2018

Saturday 24th March

The 2018 CSM Annual Dinner is being held at the Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall on Saturday 24th March.

If you would like to form a reunion group/table, please contact the CSM Association Secretary.

Tickets will be available to purchase in February, 2018 - with priority going to CSM Students and CSM Association members.  Please watch this space. the CSMA Website and your emails for more information.

Any queries - please contact the CSMA Secretary at

Concessionary room rates are available at the hotel for attendees and reservations should be made directly with the Falmouth Hotel on 01326 312671 or at

This is the weekend before the International Mining Games are being hosted by CSM at KEM and on the University campus in Penryn.


CIE Lecture - South Crofty Tin Mine - Advancing Towards Production

Tuesday 27th March

Owen Mihalop, COO of Strongbow Exploration Inc., will be delivering a talk entitled South Crofty Tin Mine – Advancing towards Production: 

South Crofty mine closed in 1998 ending 400 years of continuous copper and tin production. Strongbow Exploration is committed to dewatering and redeveloping the mine. Owen’s presentation will examine the reasons behind the closure, the changes in the tin market since 1998 and the economic case for re-opening. He will detail Strongbow’s progress to date and outline the next steps as the mine advances towards production. 

This talk will commence at 6:00pm, and will be held in the Chapel Theatre, Penryn Campus, TR10 9EZ 


Wednesday 28th March

The International Mining Games 2018 will be hosted by Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall from Wednesday 28th March to Sunday 1st April. 

The location will be King Edward Mine with similar evening events occurring on and off the university campus. 

If you would like to attend, please register your place using the CLICK HERE

Spectators are FOC - All welcome

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