Increasingly scarce metals are being recovered from mining waste by University of Queensland researchers, who are making the most of native plants’ metal-absorbing nature.

16 July 2019
Copper will be crucial in a renewable-powered future, but global supplies are far from guaranteed

Researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves.

6 March 2019
A visiting student from Africa examines a gem stone.

Australia’s world-leading expertise in small-scale mining is being showcased to 30 emerging leaders from the African mining sector as they visit the Gladstone and Emerald regions in Central Queensland.

26 February 2019

UQ researchers have produced a range of educational resources aimed at tackling safety risks for workers in the gemstone industry.

1 February 2019