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Mega-Trends in the Australian Mining Industry
Geoscience Currents #29 delves into the mega-trends in the Australian mining industry including commodities, ore grades, waste rock, and economic mineral resources. Collectively, these trends point to significant environmental challenges for the future of mining and mineral processing, such as potentially increased unit energy, pollutant, waste and water costs, and subsequently higher production costs. This will impact not only the demand for minerals and metals, but also drive the search for alternative technologies across exploration, mining, milling, smelting and refining. In the long term, it will increase the need for greater material efficiency and recycling. Read more in Geoscience Currents #29.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).