SMI's BRC to support a new wave of mineral discoveries in North West Queensland

12 October 2017

SMI's WH Bryan Mining Geology Research Centre will play a major role in the design and management of the new $27.125 million Strategic Resources Exploration Program in which The University of Queensland has been invited to take a leadership role. 

The program will place significant emphasis on providing the tools, datasets and knowledge needed by explorers in Northwest Queensland to drive a new wave of mineral discoveries in the region. Prof Rick Valenta has been invited to take carriage of the execution of this project and will be heavily supported by Dr Mark Hinman. 

Director Production Centres at SMI Professor Alice Clark said the mineral resources of the North West contributed significantly to the economy and history of Queensland.

“We believe this program aims to ensure this contribution continues well into the future.”

Participants in the program include The Geological Survey of Queensland, Geoscience Australia, the Economic Geology Research Unit James Cook University, the ARC Centre for Ore Deposit and Exploration Studies University of Tasmania, The Centre for Exploration Targeting University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, CSIRO, and the WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre.

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