Webinar: Critical metal exploration: From greenfields to mine waste
We examine how critical metals inventories can potentially be increased through the mine life cycle from greenfield exploration to waste management, using Queensland-based examples.
About this event
We are on the cusp of a global technology and energy revolution as technology is increasingly integrated in our lives and we seek to transition towards a lower-carbon future. However, the manufacturing of new technologies (e.g., sensors, connectivity networks, electric vehicles, batteries, renewable energy plants) to support this transition requires a reliable source of critical metals including cobalt, lithium, tungsten, rare earth elements, indium, gallium and germanium.
Assoc Prof Paul Gow
Following several years with greenfield gold and copper exploration programs on the Gawler Craton in South Australia, Paul returned to a Post-Doctoral research position at CSIRO investigating and modelling regional scale structural controls on mineralisation, with a focus on the porphyry copper deposits of Chile and New Guinea.
He then held roles in copper-dominated mineral exploration and development, including District Geologist, Exploration Manager and General Manager for projects in Australia, Brazil and Papua New Guinea. His stewardship saw resource discovery and/or completion of project studies from Scoping to Feasibility level on IOCG and porphyry copper mineral deposits. Most recently he established a private copper exploration and development company in Chile’s Coastal IOCG Belt.
He is a practising member of the AusIMM, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and the Geological Society of Australia.
Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox
Currently, Anita is Group Leader - Mine Waste Transformation through Characterisation (MiWaTCH) at the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre, within the Sustainable Minerals Institute. Anita's research is focussed on mine waste characterisation to improve mine planning and waste management practices where she has worked with mining industry, METS sector and government stakeholders. She has developed new tests and protocols for improving waste characterisation and is also involved in identifying remediation options for abandoned/ historical mine sites. Most recently, Anita has led industry and government funded projects characterising a range of mine waste materials to evaluate their economic potential.
Date and Time
11.00am – 12.00pm (UTC+10:00)