W.H.Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre 

The W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre has a reputation for practical innovation and leadership in deep mine development and operation.

With a diverse range of mining and ‘geo’ expertise, the W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre (BRC) is focused on delivering industrial research solutions for active and future mines.

The BRC will lead change by developing new and improved methods for ore extraction and, most importantly for future mining effectiveness, in enhancing total deposit knowledge and predictive understanding of ore bodies.

Applied and strategic research innovation will focus on:

  • Improving discovery of major metalliferous deposits and reducing the time to production.
  • Innovation in deeper mining environments (managing technical risk and improving predictive performance).
  • Optimisation of capital investment in mine development.
  • Sustainable reduction in operating costs.
  • Data analytics/modelling, managing variability and uncertainty for improved productivity/return on capital deployed. 

General Enquiries

Phone: +61 7 3346 5977

Email:  brc@uq.edu.au

Postal Address

WH Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre
The University of Queensland
Experimental Mine Site
40 Isles Road
Indooroopilly, QLD 4068


Professor Rick Valenta
Phone: +61 7 3365 5881
Fax: +61 7 3365 5999 
Email: r.valenta@uq.edu.au