IMMAGE: The reference database for the international minerals industry

IMMAGE is the world's foremost reference database of abstracts and citations of scientific and engineering literature for the international minerals industry.

Covering material published from 1979 to the present, IMMAGE now contains over 100,000 records, with two to three thousand references being added each year.

To produce this high-quality, internationally recognised and reputable database, selection, abstracting and indexing are carried out by experienced and technically qualified staff and the content is indexed with controlled vocabulary and thesaurus terms.

Fields covered:

Technical research, development and operating practices for metalliferous and industrial minerals are covered in the fields of:
  • Economic Geology
  • Mining Technology
  • Mineral Processing
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Non-Metals Extraction

Related topics include:
  • Minerals Industry (including Economics, Legislation and Education)
  • Health and Safety
  • Environment (including Waste Treatment and Reclamation)
  • Mathematical Methods and Computing
  • Analysis and Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Civil Engineering (including Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling)
  • Uses
  • History


Journal articles, conference proceedings, books, maps, technical reports, statistics, legislation

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IMMAGE is currently available in a variety of formats:

IMMAGE online – now available!

Corporate Rate £400      Academic Rate £365      Individual Member Rate £100

The IMMAGE database is now available online to all our current IMMAGE on CD subscribers. Members of the Institute now have access to IMMAGE online as a new Members’ benefit.

Using a powerful search engine provides an easy way to find relevant information fast. Updated frequently, IMMAGE online will be an excellent way of keeping abreast with developments. It includes an Alerting Service which will inform you when new items are added in areas of interest to you.

IMMAGE online subscriber access

IOM3 member online access


Corporate Rate £400      Academic Rate £365      Individual Member Rate £100
Trial Disk £58.75

IMMAGE on CD has a Windows-based search engine which gives the user various search options from single-word, free text searching to sophisticated, field-specific combinations of words and phrases. Search results can be printed or saved to a file. Published quarterly (4 discs per year).

IMM Abstracts

Corporate/Academic Rate £350*     Individual Member Rate £240*

This is the current awareness bulletin for technical literature in the mineral industry. Published quarterly, IMM Abstracts is the hard-copy version of the IMMAGE database. It provides a useful alternative for those who like to keep up to date with the technical literature in their field by browsing through a printed journal organised by broad subject areas, rather than by searching electronically for specific topics.

For further details please click here.

* Prices inclusive of p&p to UK and Europe; subscribers outside Europe who wish to receive their copies of IMM Abstracts by air mail should add a surcharge of £15 (£20 for Australasia, the Far East and the Pacific).

IMMAGE Pay as you use

The IMMAGE Database is also available as an online, pay-as-you-use service. The service provider is European Information Network Services (EINS). Please see the EINS web site for passwords, cost and technical support, usually provided from regional EINS Help Desks.


Order online
Subscribe to IMMAGE on CD or order a trial disk by online payment

Order by post
To subscribe to either IMMAGE on CD or IMM Abstracts and pay by cheque, credit card or invoice, please download and complete the appropriate order form:

IMMAGE Annual Subscriptions Order Form (PDF 33 kb) | (MS Word 278 kb)
Trial Disc Order Form (PDF 27 kb) | (MS Word 263 kb)

Return the form with your payment to:
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Attn. Hilda Kaune / Frances Perry, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7451 7324    Fax: +44 (0)20 7451 7406 or (0)20 7839 1702

Photocopy requests

All the above services are supported by an excellent photocopy/document delivery service.

2007 Photocopy Charges

Postal Requests (UK, EU and Rest of the World)

Members Non-Members
For an article up to 20 pages £5.00 £10.00
For longer articles up to 50 pages £10.00 £20.00
Postage and handling £2.00 £2.00
Fax charges per page £2.00 £2.00

Self-Service for Visitors to IOM3 London/Doncaster/Grantham/Stoke Offices

Members Non-Members
per A4 page 15p + VAT 35p + VAT

VAT is included for UK orders. EU customers must supply their VAT Reg. No.

Download photocopy request form (PDF) 44 kb | (MS Word 291 kb)

Further details of library and technical information services


If you have any queries about IMMAGE please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on:

The IMMAGE Database is published by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DB.