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Collaboration is at the heart of SMI's operations.This means strong internal collaboration between SMI centres, research associations within The University of Queensland and external groups in Australia and overseas.

SMI's mission to be a world leader in providing knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals industry relies on this collaboration.

With around 350 staff across seven inter-related research centres and its commercialisation company JKTech, SMI has a global presence and is developing rapidly-integrating research disciplines, generating new ideas, engaging stakeholders and delivering relevant outcomes.

  

Research Partners and Linkages

Industry

Direct links with the industry through collaborative and one on one project remains the core mechanism for identifying short term and strategic research opportunities for the industry. These links include major international companies operating in major mining regions around the world.

Our Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives from the Australian and international mining industry. As such, the Board of Directors represents a wide range of mining interests and research entities, thus providing a forum for technical innovation as well as broad industry focus and international perspective.

 

One of the key aims of the SMI is to ensure that its work has an impact on Industry outcomes. This means that Knowledge Transfer through formal and informal avenues is a key component of our programs.  At the BRC, we are working as hard as we can to ensure that the outcomes and workflows associated with our research are communicated in a way that maximises Industry takeup and impact.

 

24 September 2018 Northwest Mineral Province New Discovery Program Workshop

The New Discovery Program, part of the 4-year Strategic Resources Exploration Program (SREP) of Queensland Government, aims to facilitate discovery of new significant mineral deposits in northwest Queensland.

Since its commencement in July 2017, the Geological Survey of Queensland, in strategic collaborative partnerships with the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, CSIRO, University of Tasmania and James Cook University, have initiated 14 data acquisition and research projects. This workshop informed industry participants about the progress and plans of the New Discovery Program. It was also an open invitation to provide feedback and contribute to program planning and implementation over the next three years.

The New Discovery Program aims to produce outcomes of direct relevance to exploration in northwest Queensland. Many of its components depend on close collaboration with industry. We welcome your support in developing a collaborative framework for future industry success.

 

Presentations and pdf downloads

Overview of the New Discovery program GSQ Tony Knight / Vladimir Lisitsin
Geophysical data acquisition program GSQ Matthew Greenwood
Geochemical toolkit and hydrogeochemistry GSQ Joseph Tang
Geoscience Compilation for the NWQ Mineral Province UQ/SMI Rick Valenta
JCU/EGRU New Discovery Program Activities JCU/EGRU Ioan Sanislav
Mary Kathleen Belt Metal Fertility UQ/KDC Consulting Ken Collerson
NW Queensland SEEBASE Study Frogtech Karen Connors
GA Exploring for the Future - NW Mineral Province update Geoscience Australia Richard Blewett
Mineral Geochemistry Vectoring - Distal footprints of NWQ mineral systems CODES Jeff Steadman
Cloncurry mineral system database CSIRO James Austin
Deposit Atlas of Northwest Queensland UQ/SMI Rick Valenta

GSQ Digging Deeper December 2018

The BRC participated in the annual Geological Survey of Queensland Digging Deeper conference in December of 2018.  A copy of Rick Valenta's presentation at the conference can be downloaded here

December 2018 Knowledge Transfer Workshop - SREP New Discovery Program

The New Discovery Program, part of the 4-year Strategic Resources Exploration Program (SREP) of Queensland Government, aims to facilitate discovery of new significant mineral deposits in northwest Queensland.

The first of a series of Knowledge Transfer Workshops was held at the GSQ Headquarters in December of 2018.  Some of the presentations from that workshop can be downloaded from the table below

Presentations and pdf downloads

Minalyzer Minalyze Mikael Arthursson
Automated logging with Minalyzer data UQ/SMI Matthias Klawitter
Deposit Atlas - Mt Isa UQ/SMI Rick Valenta
Deposit Atlas - Ernest Henry UQ/SMI Rick Valenta
Magnetotellurics for mineral exploration GSQ Janelle Simpson
BHT Targeting South Cloncurry UQ/SMI Mark Hinman
Deposit Atlas - Selwyn Region UQ/SMI Mark Hinman
NW Mineral Province Reference Collection GSQ Courteney Dhnaram

March 2019 Knowledge Transfer Workshop - SREP New Discovery Program Mount Isa

The New Discovery Program, part of the 4-year Strategic Resources Exploration Program (SREP) of Queensland Government, aims to facilitate discovery of new significant mineral deposits in northwest Queensland.

The second of a series of Knowledge Transfer Workshops was held in Mount Isa in March of 2019.  Some of the presentations from that workshop can be downloaded from the table below

Presentations and pdf downloads

Introduction and New Discovery Program Overview GSQ Helen Degeling
Mineral Chemistry - expanding the footprint of NWQ Mineral Systems UTas/CODES Shaun Barker
Geophysical, structural and mineralogical signatures of Cloncurry mineral systems CSIRO Jim Austin
CSIRO Discovery CSIRO Alex Otto
Cannington-Pegmont-Maronan Region Deposit Atlas UQ/SMI Rick Valenta
Truscan UQ/SMI Sasha Krneta
Is Mount Isa a zoned carbonate replacement deposit? U Adelaide Brad Cave
Using cryptic alteration halos to identify fluid flow pathways at Mount Isa Glencore Ben Andrew
Jericho Copper-Gold Discovery Minotaur Glen Little
Hammer Metals Mount Isa project Hammer Mark Whittle
GSQ Geophysics GSQ Matt Greenwood
AEM 1.01 GA Ian Roach
Workshop - new geophysics GSQ/GQ Ian Roach & Matt GReenwood
AusARRAY, AusLAMP and national datasets GA Marina Costelloe
GSQ Mary Kathleen Domain Project GSQ Dave Purdy
Tick Hill Geological Setting JCU/EGRU Truong Le
Mary Kathleen Tectonic Framework JCU/EGRU Ioan Sanislav
Selwyn Region Deposit Atlas UQ/SMI Rick Valenta
Mining Legislation Changes DNRME Phil Casey
Mineral & Coal Reporting Guideline GSQ Helen Degeling

June 2019 Knowledge Transfer Workshop - SREP New Discovery Program Townsville

The New Discovery Program, part of the 4-year Strategic Resources Exploration Program (SREP) of Queensland Government, aims to facilitate discovery of new significant mineral deposits in northwest Queensland.

The third of a series of Knowledge Transfer Workshops was held in Townsville in June of 2019.  Some of the Presentation slides, videos and datasets from that workshop can be downloaded from the table below

Topic

Speaker

Organisation

Slides

Videos

Datasets

Introduction and New Discovery Program Overview

Helen Degeling

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

Data for Discovery

Mark Gordon

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

Collaborative Exploration Initiative Update: Geophysical Data Releases

Roger Cant

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

Data-Driven Mineral Exploration and Geological Mapping in the North West Minerals Province

Vasek Metelka

Data61, CSIRO

 

Walford Creek: A World Class Copper-Cobalt Project

Daniel Johnson

Aeon Metals

 

 

 

Evolution Mining: Exploration in Queensland

Daniel Macklin

Evolution Mining

 

 

Late Paleozoic gold mineral systems in north-east Queensland

Vladimir Lisitsin

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

 

IOCG Systems: How does the NWMP Compare?

Paul Gow

University of Queensland

 

Target Compilation Workshop

Rick Valenta

University of Queensland

 

NW Mineral Province Timeslices

Rick Valenta

University of Queensland

 

 

Preliminary Results on the Magma Fertility of Igneous Rocks from the Mary Kathleen Domain

Yanbo Cheng

James Cook University

 

Scapolite as a Vectoring Tool Towards Mineralisation: A case study from the Mary Kathleen Domain, Mt Isa Inlier

Alex Edgar

James Cook University

 

Preliminary Structural Analysis of the Dugald River Zn Deposit, Mount Isa Inlier

Pieter Creus

James Cook University

 

The Watershed Tungsten Deposit, NE Qld: an example of a Permian metamorphic tungsten upgrade after a Carboniferous magmatic-hydrothermal mineralisation event

Jaime Poblete Alvarado

James Cook University

 

Q&A session on new NROLA Bill, Reporting Guidelines and other Departmental matters

Warren Cooper, Helen Degeling

Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Energy

 

 

Ravenswood Expansion Project

Mark Lindsay

Resolute

 

 

 

Peaks Range REE

Carl Spandler

James Cook University

 

Geochemistry of Northern Australia: putting it together

Phillip Main

Geoscience Australia

 

Drones4discovery: High resolution field data using drones & digital pipelines

Steven Micklethwaite

Monash University

 

Magnetite and Hematite Alteration Proxies from Gravity and Magnetic Inversion

James Goodwin

Geoscience Australia

 

GSQ Mineral System Collection: Spotlight on Ernest Henry System

Courteney Dhnaram

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

Exploration Criteria for Ernest Henry Style IOCG Systems in the Cloncurry District

Nick Oliver

HCOV

 

Predictive Geomechanical Modelling at Ernest Henry and elsewhere

John McLellan

GMEX

 

Osborne Deposit Atlas: Hands-on Exercise

Paul Gow

University of Queensland

 

Eloise Deposit Atlas: Hands-on Exercise

Nathan Fox & Rick Valenta

University of Queensland

September 2019 Knowledge Transfer Workshop - SREP New Discovery Program Mount Isa

The New Discovery Program, part of the 4-year Strategic Resources Exploration Program (SREP) of Queensland Government, aims to facilitate discovery of new significant mineral deposits in northwest Queensland.

The fourth of a series of Knowledge Transfer Workshops was held in Mount Isa in September of 2019.  Some of the Presentation slides, videos and datasets from that workshop can be downloaded from the table below

Topic

Speaker

Organisation

Slides

Videos

Datasets

Introduction and New Discovery Program Overview

Helen Degeling

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

The Camooweal Seismic Survey

Sally Edwards

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

Under cover exploration Carpentaria Basin, Far North Queensland

Simon Beams

Terrasearch

 

Northern Territory: over the fence

Dot Close

Northern Territory Geological Survey

 

Mary Kathleen Domain geology; September 2019 update

Dominic Brown

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

Structural interpretation of the North Cloncurry geophysical survey

Derek Hoy

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

Magma fertility and tectonic evolution of the Mary Kathleen Belt

Paul Dirks

James Cook University

 

Geochemical investigations of carbonate and iron oxide minerals in the Cloncurry district and Lady Annie Cu deposit, Mount Isa Inlier, North West Queensland

Jonathan Cloutier

CODES, University of Tasmania

 

HyLogger for exploration workshop

Suraj Gopalakrishnan and Courteney Dhnaram

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

Geoscience Analyst workshop for explorers

Glenn Pears

Mira Geoscience

 

 

Q&A session, QDEX Data update

Helen Degeling + Matt Greenwood

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

 

National hydrochemistry: how we can help exploration around Mount Isa & moving under cover

Rob Thorne

CSIRO

 

UltraFine+ The transformative change to near-surface exploration

Ryan Noble

CSIRO

 

Solid Geology of the Central Eastern Fold Belt: insights from crustal architecture

Karen Connors

University of Queensland

 

Interpretation of seismic, gravity and magnetotelluric surveys in the southern Mount Isa

Janelle Simpson

Geological Survey of Queensland

 

An update on the Tick Hill gold project

Rob Watkins

Carnaby Resources

 

 

 

Crusader: A new generation of exploration and mining

Bruce Godsmark

Malaco Leichhardt Pty Ltd

 

 

 

Mount Isa Mines 2019: an exploration update

Trevor Shaw

Glencore Australia

 

 

 

Geochemistry data levelling for explorers

Philip Main

Geoscience Australia

 

3D datasets for Mount Isa: an overview

Rick Valenta

University of Queensland

Workshop close

Helen Degeling

Geological Survey of Queensland