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

The dramatic expansion of Mongolian mine sites from initial diggings to their present size has been captured using satellite imagery for the first time by researchers at The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI).

20 December 2013
UQ's Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation's Antony van der Ent says researchers have identified dozens of new plant species that contain high concentrations of nickel in Mount Kinabalu in Borneo.

Mount Kinabalu is well known to climbers and adventurers all over the world – now a University of Queensland researcher is putting the Borneo mountain region on the map for trees that contain some of the world's highest concentrations of nickel.

11 November 2013

Time is running out for southern and central Queensland residents to contribute to a study on the potential health impacts of natural resource development.

1 October 2013

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) is contributing to the global sustainable development agenda after joining the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

27 June 2013

The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) will host the inaugural Rare Earth Minerals Symposium next Friday (31 May), to identify gaps in the current research spectrum of the sector, which spurs innovation of new...

24 May 2013
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
Small-scale miners sifting through crushed rock in Sierra Leone. Image supplied courtesy of the Sierra Leonean Broadcasting Company

Staff at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining have created a video on mining in Sierra Leone, Africa that has become the frontrunner in an international video competition.

2 April 2013
Did earthquakes cause this? New research demonstrates a link between seismic activity and the precipitation of gold.

An Australian authored research paper published today in the pre-eminent Nature Geoscience Journal is attracting international attention for its findings that demonstrate a link between seismic activity and the precipitation of gold and other trace...

19 March 2013

Managing risks in the resources industry is an ever changing challenge – however University of Queensland (UQ) researchers working with coal industry experts are making it easier through the development of an online database that delivers a...

7 December 2012

The launch of the new Anglo American Centre for Sustainable Comminution at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia, is set to make a real difference in developing and maintaining sustainable competence in comminution, whilst...

27 November 2012

SUSOP Pty Ltd, a new sustainability consultancy owned by The University of Queensland, has won an international award recognising its innovative approach to helping resource companies improve their contribution towards achieving sustainable...

5 November 2012

Measuring the impact of the coal seam gas industry on Australia’s underground water supplies will be one of the initial research projects at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas.

21 August 2012
Sustainable Minerals Institute Director, Professor Chris Moran will be sleeping rough to raise awareness of homelessness in Brisbane.

UQ bosses are facing a cold night sleeping under the stars at South Bank tonight to help raise awareness of homelessness in Brisbane.

21 June 2012

International expert Dr Saleem Ali has been appointed the Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), at The University of Queensland (UQ).

24 April 2012

The world's largest mineral processing and geometallurgy research centre has appointed a new Director to guide it through the next stage of strategic development.

6 March 2012

The Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, today (December 7) launched a $20 million partnership encompassing industry, government and researchers to further increase the knowledge and skill needs of the growing coal seam gas industry.

6 December 2011

The University of Queensland is establishing a centre of excellence within the Sustainable Minerals Institute for research and education focused on Coal Seam Gas.

2 November 2011

The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland have welcomed today’s announcement by Prime Minister Julia Gillard of an international mining centre to facilitate greater prosperity for developing nations.

25 October 2011
Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick

Human factors research is about to take centre stage with Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick joining the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC) at The University of Queensland.

29 August 2011