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

Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland

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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).

Website https://smi.uq.edu.au/brc

Key science sectors

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

Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff


Sir James Foots Building, Cnr College & Staff House Rds, St Lucia, 4067

Achievements of the centre

  • Mass underground mining project

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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