Mount Isa mine and city; weathered zinc ore, and high grade copper ore

The University of Queensland has been invited to take a leadership role in the design and management of the new $27.125 million Strategic Resources Exploration Program.

11 October 2017
A CQMRG organised mine inspection in Central Queensland

The tricky and expensive task of accessing knowledge on rehabilitating and preparing to close mining sites has been eased by a unique online resource developed by University of Queensland scientists and Central Queensland coal mine rehabilitation...

6 April 2017
Exploration is not keeping up with demand

Transition to a low-carbon society will result in enormous demand for minerals to manufacture clean technologies, creating the need for a global resource governance framework, according to research published today.

16 March 2017
The 3D Water Atlas compiles and analyses data from Surat Basin bores. Photo iStock

An open access Water Atlas has gone online, giving the general public a 3D view of groundwater data from eastern Australia’s Surat Basin.

9 December 2016
The traditional herder lifestyle of Mongolia faces many challenges from the boom in mining

Mining provides income and infrastructure to Mongolia, but it also brings drastic social and environmental changes, new research shows.

25 May 2015
The iron industry.

Brazilian steel industry strategies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions have failed spectacularly, actually resulting in a doubling of emissions, University of Queensland research has found.

11 February 2015
The new Responsible Resource Development program is offered by UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute.

To help meet the changing professional training and development needs of the extractive resources sector, The University of Queensland has launched a new postgraduate coursework program for 2015.

9 December 2014

A leading environmental researcher from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will offer an insight into mineral wealth in Congo during a visit to The University of Queensland next week.

28 August 2014

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) has attracted $3.25 million in funding to further its research capabilities.

15 August 2014
Photo of Professor Clive L Bell here

A lifelong commitment to sustainable mining has brought recognition for a highly accomplished and long-serving University of Queensland academic, Emeritus Professor Clive L. Bell.

23 May 2014

Researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ), the Harvard Kennedy School, and Clark University have uncovered that conflict with communities is costing mining companies billions of dollars.

13 May 2014
Waste metals could provide up to 70 per cent of Australia’s metal consumption each year.

Researchers from The University of Queensland are looking at an untapped vein of metals, potentially worth $2 billion a year, but it won’t be found in a mine.

28 March 2014
Leading exploration and The University of Queensland Adjunct Professor Daniel Wood and his 2013 Thayer Lindsley award.

Leading exploration geologist and University of Queensland Adjunct Professor Daniel Wood has received the 2013 Thayer Lindsley award.

24 April 2013