Complex Orebodies Program Presentation Day 2021

The Complex Orebodies Program is reaching the end of its fourth year of operation. The aim of this meeting is to provide researchers and other interested parties with an overview of the research programs underway, along with their outcomes and forward plans.

The aim of the presentations will be to provide a high-level description of each project and its importance to the unlocking of complex orebodies. Presenters will also highlight the collaborations achieved within UQ and with external institutions, as well as the external support received by the project. The forum will also provide an opportunity for presenters and participants to reflect on the opportunities that have been created by the strategic support provided for the program.

Presentations will cover all the themes identified in the original Complex Orebodies plan, including:

  • Understanding Complex Orebodies - mapping the full range of TESG Challenges
  • Social Footprints and Data - addressing the knowledge required to improve the social performance and outcomes of mining
  • Low Footprint Processing - reducing the footprint of mining operations
  • Variability and Flexibility - challenging the paradigm of “bigger is better”
  • Energy and Efficiency - transformative mining and processing


Time Topic Presenter(s)
9:00 - 9:20 Introduction Rick Valenta
9:20 - 9:50 The global mining industry and the energy transition: risk dynamics at the resource interface Éléonore Lèbre
9:50 – 10:20 Complex Ore-bodies Socioeconomic Development, Innovation and Productivity Issues Shabbir Ahmad
10:20 – 10:40 Morning Tea  
10:40 - 11:40 Critical metals - from source to product - Panel Rick Valenta Panel: Paul Gow; James Vaughan; Lynette Molyneaux
11:40 – 12:10 In Situ Recovery Alice Clark
12:10 - 12:40 Interactive online tools for communicating the geographical dimensions of complex ore bodies Neil McIntyre
Pascal Asmussen
12:40 –13:40 Lunch  
13:40 - 14:10 High Voltage Pulse Collaborative (HVP), Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR) and low footprint processing Liza Forbes
14:10 – 15:10 Izok Lake case showcase Steve Micklethwaite Panel: Lizette Verster, Marcin Ziemski, Anthony Kung, Mario Car
15:10 – 15:40 Complex Orebodies - future opportunities Rick Valenta
15:40 – 16:20 Discussion and wrap up - Panel  

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