Webinars

Addressing water and tailings management in a changing world: an integrated approach applied to the Chilean context

Addressing water and tailings management in a changing world: an integrated approach applied to the Chilean context

22 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
The world is experiencing rapidly evolving social and environmental changes that are impacting many areas of mine operation management and contributing to an uncertain future for the industry. This is particularly the case for water resources and tailings management. In this webinar Dr Doug Aitken outlines work undertaken in Chile to develop a roadmap to greater sustainability and resilience.
Book presentation – Local Experiences of Mining in Peru

Book presentation – Local Experiences of Mining in Peru

29 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
Dr Gerardo Castillo Guzmán and an expert panel will discuss his recently published book, Local Experiences of Mining in Peru: Social and Spatial Transformations in the Andes. The book draws extensively on field research undertaken by Gerardo in the area of Rio Tinto’s La Granja exploration copper project in the northern Peruvian Andes.
Martin Politick

Open-Autonomy: Breaking the closed stack

18 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
An Interoperable technology stack promotes innovation and provides choice to select better suited technology for your mine.
Uranium is sediment and its significance from the life of mining at Ranger Mine, Northern Territory

Uranium in sediment and its significance from the life of mining at Ranger Mine, Northern Territory

15 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
Dr Barry Noller outlines research as part of the rehabilitation of the Ranger Uranium Mine, which saw the development of water quality guideline values (WQGV) for uranium and other metals in local waterbodies to protect aquatic organisms from the effects of metal toxicity.
Paul Linton

Hyperspectral Core Imaging – Geometallurgical Applications

11 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
This webinar will elaborate on how to relate different analytical and data types to solve pressing issues facing the mining industry.
Mining, social performance, and elements of a strategic review

Mining, social performance, and elements of a strategic review

8 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
The last decade has seen intensifying pressure on the mining industry to demonstrate its contribution to development. In this seminar Dr Anthony Kung presents research on how companies can organise for effective social performance. The research design comprises 11 elements that together constitute a strategic review of a company's social performance function.
Dr Gavin Mudd

It's Still About the Environment: Some Great Ideas for Sustainable Mining

4 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
There is increasing debate about the ‘circular economy’ and the role that mining could play in such a scenario, especially linked to the world’s efforts such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As always, when it comes to mining and its current status and future prospects, it’s still, and will always be about the physical and social environment.

Undercover Western Warramunga Province: The Rover Field revealed

1 September 2020 9:00am10:00am
Assoc Prof Paul Gow discusses four new publications (DIP023-026) recently released in the Warramunga Province mineral deposit series focussing on the Rover field to the southwest of Tennant Creek, NT.
Paul Lucey

The emerging importance of living labs in research

28 August 2020 9:00am10:00am
Taking research out of the lab and into a live environment is always an extensive learning process yet, what if your lab is a live environment? Community based living labs are not new although only starting to emerge in Australia now with some importance. What if Australia had region based living lab that encompasses the traditional community aspects but also the surrounding industry and support business?
Shaping the Sustainable Future of Mining

Shaping the Sustainable Future of Mining

21 August 2020 9:00am10:00am
This webinar will present how mining companies can prepare for, and accelerate, the industry transformation to a more sustainable future.
Reclaiming the neglected minerals of development

Reclaiming the neglected minerals of development

18 August 2020 9:00am10:00am
In this webinar Prof Daniel Franks introduces the concept of Development Minerals, i.e. minerals and materials that are mined, processed, manufactured and used domestically in industries such as construction, manufacturing, infrastructure and agriculture, and interrogates the relationship between minerals, development, livelihoods and poverty reduction.
Operational, Regional and National Benefits from Implementing the Water Accounting Framework in the Bowen Basin Mining Region

Operational, Regional and National Benefits from Implementing the Water Accounting Framework in the Bowen Basin Mining Region

11 August 2020 9:00am10:00am
When CWiMI was created in 2005, companies were under increasing pressure to disclose their environmental, economic and social impacts in corporate reports. CWiMI was asked to assist with achieving consistency in water reporting and in collaboration with the Minerals Council of Australia, developed the mining industry's Water Accounting Framework, which has now been adopted as international guideline. In this webinar, Asso Prof Claire Côte reflects on its benefits.
Alexander Scheuermann Thierry Bore

A contribution to the key question related to tailings - When does a soil behave like a soil and how can we observe that?

7 August 2020 9:00am10:00am
The presentation deals with the question from which condition onwards soil starts to show soil-like properties and how they relate to potential failure mechanisms for Tailings Storage Facilities. Special attention will be given to an emerging monitoring technology based on the electromagnetic measurement method dielectric spectroscopy.
Participatory processes, mine closure and social transitions

Participatory processes, mine closure and social transitions

4 August 2020 9:00am10:00am
Sarah Mackenzie presents results from a research project entitled Participatory processes, mine closure and social transitions carried out under the Social Aspects of Mine Closure Research Consortium at UQ. The objective was to understand the potential participatory mechanisms to achieve a socially just transition and a positive social legacy.
Professor Saleem H Ali

The Geopolitics of Metal Supply Security – Mining, the Circular Economy and Beyond

31 July 2020 9:00am10:00am
The current global tensions between China and the West have the potential for leading to major disruptions in metal supply. This presentation will consider the latest data on supply security based on recent research conducted on resource efficiency, recycling, remanufacturing and frontier sources of metals. The presentation will also explore what role technical mineral processing research can play in relieving some of the stresses created by such geopolitics.
Phytomining: using plants to extract valuable metals from tailings

Phytomining: using plants to extract valuable metals from tailings

28 July 2020 9:00am10:00am
Dr Antony van der Ent discusses his research into Hyperaccumulators - these are plants that have the ability to accumulate extremely high concentrations of metals in their shoots. Hyperaccumulator plants are known for elements such as cobalt, copper, manganese, nickel, selenium, thallium and zinc.
The JKMRC Mill Filling Prediction Tool

The JKMRC Mill Filling Prediction Tool

21 July 2020 9:00am10:00am
Dr Francisco Reyes outlines work underway at JKMRC on developing a soft sensor to overcome performance challenges facing Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) mills.
Two Angles: Investigating Accidents for Lessons Learned

Two Angles: Investigating Accidents for Lessons Learned

14 July 2020 9:00am10:00am
Dr Ben Seligmann outlines how to generate more useful lessons from accident investigations.
Research and Development Priorities for Minerals in Queensland

Research and Development Priorities for Minerals in Queensland

23 June 2020 9:00am10:00am
Professor Rick Valenta presents the results of an analysis of the R&D priorities for minerals (excluding coal) in Queensland - a collaboration between SMI, DNRME, QRC and QEC
Mine Site Environmental Management

Mine Site Environmental Management

19 June 2020 9:00am10:00am
This seminar will highlight awareness of environmental commitments in all mining-related work or projects.
Mine closure and residual risk: a geochemical perspective

Mine closure and residual risk: a geochemical perspective

16 June 2020 9:00am10:00am
Associate Professor Mansour Edraki will use examples of SMI projects to discuss basic geochemical processes that we need to understand in order to predict and reduce residual risk at mine closure, with a focus on acid and metalliferous drainage, including neutral and saline drainage.
Dr Helen Degeling

GSQ’s New Economy Minerals Initiative: geoscience for a technology-driven future

12 June 2020 9:00am10:00am
‘New economy minerals’ is an umbrella term for a range of metals and mineral elements used in many emerging technologies including electric vehicles, renewable energy products, low-emission power sources, consumer devices, and products for the medical, defence and scientific research sectors. As Queensland is potentially rich in these minerals, it is well-placed to meet rapidly expanding domestic and international demand. This presentation will introduce the importance of New Economy minerals to Queensland, and the steps being taken by Government to support and boost exploration for these commodities in the state.
Cultural heritage management in the resource sector: establishing good practice approaches

Cultural heritage management in the resource sector: establishing good practice approaches

9 June 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Dr Sarah Holcombe will discuss what cultural heritage is, and the ways in which methods for defining a cultural ‘site’ often determine the types of protections that are afforded.What constitutes a good practice cultural heritage management plan (CHMP), and CHM system, will also be outlined.
Daniel Lay

Factors affecting high voltage pulse rock breakage and pre-concentration

5 June 2020 9:00am10:00am
Mineral extraction is increasingly moving towards low grade ore bodies with increased comminution energy requirements. Previous work at the JKMRC has established the potential of pre-concentration with HVP technology as a solution to these increased energy demands, however, a detailed understanding of the factors that affect pre-concentration performance does not currently exist. This study examines machine-related factors and their impact on rock breakage and pre-concentration performance.
What do metallurgists need to know about process control?

What do metallurgists need to know about process control?

2 June 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
Associate Professor Mohsen Yahyaei discusses opportunities for enhancing the performance of process control from 5 to 10% by actively involving plant metallurgists and plant managers in designing and evaluating different levels of process control systems.
Professor Simon Michaux

How to Set Up and Develop a Geometallurgical Program

29 May 2020 9:00am10:00am
A successful geomet project requires planning and experimental design. Consistent and methodical test work allows for amazing data analysis. The magic is in the data relationship between the various technical areas. This seminar will discuss the design and implementation of a geometallurgical program.

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