Speaker:  Olivia Mejías, Project Geologist and PhD Candidate, SMI-ICE-Chile and W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre

Abstract:  To pursue the successful application of short-term geometallurgy and mine-plant integration, it is vital that good methodologies and procedures are implemented and that this work is multidisciplinary and collaborative.  This seminar will expand on this theme.

Bio:  Olivia Mejías is a Chilean Geologist with a Master’s in applied mineralogy and geometallurgy (University of Concepción). She has seven years of industrial experience in geometallurgy and production geology, applied to short-term mine planning at El Teniente underground mine, a porphyry Cu-Mo deposit.  She works at SMI-ICE-Chile, researching critical metals through applied geochemistry and geometallurgy, having experience in cobalt in IOCG deposits.  In April 2021, Olivia commenced her PhD at UQ's Sustainable Minerals Institute, titled: “Understanding metal cycling of indium in Queensland’s mine waste and its potential for recovery: a geometallurgical approach”. Olivia is part of the MIWATCH group led by Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented both in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

The final seminar in the 2021 series will be held on Friday 22 October.