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Over 40 First Nations representatives from Australia, Canada and Aotearoa (NZ) have participated in an Indigenous Exchange Forum - the culmination of 12 months of collaborative research with First Nations groups whose customary lands have been impacted by mining.
Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute’s (SMI) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) are investigating whether ore-sand (o-sand), an alternative construction material produced from mineral ores, could become a sustainable source of sand while significantly reducing the volume of waste produced by mining.

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As the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) gets underway in Glasgow, Sustainable Minerals Institute Director Professor Neville Plint outlines the transformation required for the mining industry to help deliver a low-carbon future.
Along with the Lynch family, Professor Alban Lynch had another family: and that is the JKMRC family which stretches across the globe. Emeritus Professor Don McKee reflects on his long time friend and colleague.





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