• JKMRC: History, The Past, and The Future

    50 Years of the JKMRC

    23 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
    Neville Plint will interview current and former staff members to revisit JKMRC’s history, to look at where we are now, and look forward to how the centre might look in another 50 years.
  • The role of the mining industry in Chile and its immediate and middle-term outlook

    The role of the mining industry in Chile and its immediate and middle-term outlook

    27 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
    When looking at the future in Chile, we see that relevant drivers for the mining industry fall into the category of increased uncertainty and decreased control. These drivers include, but are not limited to professional education, sustainable innovation, and attraction of foreign investment. This webinar will focus on how the rules of the mining game are rapidly changing and which opportunities arise for the Sustainable Minerals Institute as a consequence of those changes.
  • Quebradona treasures – a novel greenfields flash flotation test and development of geometallurgical relationships

    Quebradona treasures – a novel greenfields flash flotation test and development of geometallurgical relationships

    16 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
    Current flash flotation test techniques are targeted at operating plants. A laboratory batch test technique for greenfields operations was developed and will be described. Finding geometallurgical relationships to proxy data is often difficult and relationships mediocre. A slightly unusual method was followed to select samples for geomet testing and may have helped in developing exceptionally strong predictive relationships for almost all metallurgical parameters.
  • Converting Hydrogen to Humans: An astrophysicist's guide to the world's energy & resources crisis

    Converting Hydrogen to Humans: An astrophysicist's guide to the world's energy & resources crisis

    9 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
    It took the Universe over 10 billion years to create the resources that we, the Earth and the Sun are made of. How did it do that? Are they enough to sustain 10 billion people? And for how long? And at what cost? This seminar takes a hard look at these questions from a wide range of perspectives; starting at the beginning of the Universe, zooming in through global, urban and island ecosystems, and ending up right here and now in Queensland.
  • Flooding of abandoned tailings dumps – how to assess the risks ?

    Flooding of abandoned tailings dumps – how to assess the risks?

    20 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
    Abandoned and inactive tailings storage facilities (TSFs) can pose environmental and health risks through failure or gradual release of contaminants into the atmosphere and/or water courses. This presentation will outline risk-based prioritisation options, describe the context in Chile, and then describe a study into using simplified flood models to prioritise TSFs in terms of their exposure to extreme floods.
  • Safety - A Business Imperative

    Safety - A Business Imperative

    13 October 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
    The safety expectations by individuals, society-at-large as well as companies has matured over time, and what was acceptable in the past is no longer acceptable and will evolve further in future. In this webinar Dr Kobus de Jager will examine actions taken to improve safety in six south African mines over a 10 year period, and looks at how the approach could be adopted by other companies
  • High Temperature Processing of Deep Sea Polymetallic Nodules

    6 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
    The manganese and iron concretions on the sea bottom formed of concentric layers around a core, are known as manganese nodules or polymetallic nodules and are of interest in deep-ocean mining operations. In this webinar Dr Xiaodong Ma introduces his team's research into high-temperature processing of polymetallic nodules to recover valuable metals.
  • Dr Renjie Zhou

    Rise of the NW Himalaya

    2 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
    The Himalaya-Tibetan Plateau is the type example of continent-continent collision systems. Suturing of Indian and Eurasian continents and the subsequent rise of Himalaya-Tibetan Plateau have exerted an impact on climate, ocean circulation, biological processes, and resource accumulation. This talk will bring the audience to the Ladakh region in NW India where the suture zone and southern Eurasian Plate are exhumed to the surface.
  • Complex Orebodies Program Presentation Day

    Complex Orebodies Program Presentation Day

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

    Prediction and mitigation of environmental issues at gold mines in southern New Zealand: Successes and lessons

    25 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
    Accurate prediction of environmental issues from pre-emptive rock studies is the aim. Successes are heart-warming, but the lessons (best not to call them failures) can be most instructive, and this webinar will cover both. Southern NZ has 150 year history of gold mining, both placer and hard-rock. The biggest issue for placer mining has always been downstream suspended sediments. This issue is affected by geology and is partly predictable and manageable, but subtle features can lead to large negative effects.

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