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Sustainable Minerals Institute

Jan 19, 2021
Start-up looks to satellites to support mine rehab scene

Start-up looks to satellites to support mine rehab scene

A start-up founded by two Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) research students is tapping rapidly improving satellite imaging technology to monitor the progress of mine site rehabilitation. Envirometrics.io is one of 12 UQ start-ups recently awarded $10,000 equity-free funding through the university’s 2021 Venture ilab Accelerator Program. Founded by Roger Tang and Imam Purwadi from SMI’s…...

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Oct 06, 2020
Peculiar plants at the root of copper study

Peculiar plants at the root of copper study

If you are seeking copper in North-West Queensland, an orderly row of Polycarpaea spirostylis may be a great guide. The flowering plant is among four copper metallophytes in the Roseby Corridor near Cloncurry at the centre of a biogeochemical study. These plants thrive in areas with high copper concentrations in surface soils where other species… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
New resources leverage UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute

New resources leverage UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute

The Sustainable Minerals Institute’s Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) has added to its research capability with the announcement of a High Temperature Processing Research group. The group is led by Dr Baojun Zhao, who joins from UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering, where he was Codelco-Fangyuan Research Fellow 2015 – 2019.  Dr Zhao said the move to...

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Jun 17, 2020
Geophysics in exploration webinar

Geophysics in exploration webinar

Talk about value for money. The Geological Survey of Queensland continues its webinar series tomorrow (Thursday 18 June) with a clutch of speakers who’d normally be billing north of $1000/hour collectively. The theme is ‘Geophysics in Exploration’ and it’s free. Head of the mining and geology research centre at the University of Queensland Professor Rick… ...

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May 12, 2020
Study examines value of independent mining inquiries

Study examines value of independent mining inquiries

A research project examining the role and effectiveness of independent inquiries in mining has attracted $300,000 backing from the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Program. It is led by Professor Deanna Kemp, director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining within UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI). Professor Deanna Kemp. “Mining companies a...

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