Rick Valenta is the Director of the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre, which is part of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland.  Previously, Rick spent 23 years in Exploration and Development with major and junior mining companies in Australia and Canada, in senior technical and executive roles. He has been involved in numerous mineral discoveries and research relating to exploration targeting. Rick’s current role is focused on maximising the value of geological information in the entire exploration and mining continuum.


The Complex Orebodies program has now been going for 15 months. The program has the aim of identifying the challenges and solutions related to responsible unlocking of Complex Orebodies - orebodies which are currently inaccessible due to complexities across the range of Social, Environmental, Governance and Technical areas.  This presentation will provide an update on the overall program, its performance against the original objectives, and future plans.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations covers a large breadth of interesting topics, from social licence to operate, to mineral processing through to mine closure.

If you wish to watch past presentations or a missed Seminar, you can access the videos uploaded to YouTube through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq