SMI Seminars


Ben Bonfils (Indooroopilly)

Mining Technology Valuation using an Integrated Strategic Planning methodology

7 September 2018 9:00am10:00am
Overcoming the challenges of estimating the monetary value of a mining technology to an existing or planned mining operation

Mechanistic Comminution Modeling: A success story that has not yet ended

24 August 2018 9:00am10:00am
Professor Luis Marcelo Tavares from the University of Rio de Janeiro examines the advances in modeling comminution using advanced approaches that rely on the Discrete Element Method.
Peruvian mining site; key findings from an industry survey

Mapping Social Management Practices in the Peruvian Mining Sector: Key findings from an industry survey

23 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
Emeritus Professor David Brereton provides an overview of findings of a survey of social management practices in the Peruvian mining sector.
Rodolfo Espinosa-Gomez

Tailing Filtration Practices in Mexican Gold and Silver Mines

17 August 2018 9:00am10:00am
Dr Rodolfo Espinosa-Gomez will review tailing filtration practices in Mexican gold and silver mines to discern the key reasons for selecting tailings filtration; the most common issues during commissioning; the main advantages of the tailing filtration implementation; the quantifiable reductions in gold and silver losses; and the actual lower detoxification cost.

The Complex Orebodies Program – The story so far

16 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
The Complex Orebodies Cross-Cutting program aims to bring to bear the research capabilities of the SMI and the broader UQ Mining Sector to address the range of social and environmental and technical innovations required to derive essential mineral supply from complex orebodies.

Transforming the Mine Lifecycle: A cross cutting plank in the SMI strategy

10 August 2018 9:00am10:00am
Professor Anna Littleboy will explore the relationships between minerals and society in the 21st century and examine their influence on the mining process.
Froth flotation remians challenge in mineral processing

Optimising Flotation Performance: Where Next?”

9 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
Dr Kathryn Hadler from Imperial College London will give an overview of developments in froth stability optimisation - one of the great challenges in mineral processing.
Australia - Korea research and innovation collaboration

Australia - Korea research and innovation collaboration

8 August 2018 10:00am11:00am
This seminar will provide an overview of Australian research and innovation strategies and Korean policy on research and innovation, and research commercialisation focusing on activities between CRCs and KBRC at Korea University.
Local level agreements in mining: Lessons from Mongolia’s experience

Local level agreements in mining: Lessons from Mongolia’s experience

26 July 2018 10:00am11:00am
While there is an extensive – and growing – body of literature on agreement making and implementation in Australia and Canada, relatively little is known about how local level agreements (LLAs) are made and function in emerging mining economies.