WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (SMI-BRC)

Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland

SMI-BRC has a reputation for practical research, innovation and leadership in deep mine development and operation. The SMI-BRC, with a diverse range of mining and ‘geo’ expertise, is focused on developing new and improved methods for ore extraction and delivering industrial research solutions for active and future mines by advancing total deposit knowledge (ore and waste).

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
Sir James Foots Building, Cnr College & Staff House Rds, St Lucia QLD 4067

Strengths and capabilities

  • Improving discovery of major metalliferous deposits
  • Innovation in deeper mining environments
  • Optimisation of capital investment in mine development
  • Sustainable reduction in operating costs
  • Data analytics/modelling, managing variability and uncertainty

Achievements of the centre

  • Mass underground mining project

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