Recording Now Available: North QLD Branch – Digital Tech Talk: Critical Minerals
Viewers will gain an insight into the importance of New Economy Minerals to Queensland, and the steps being taken by Government to support and boost exploration for these commodities in the state.
Presenter: Dr. Helen Degeling, Director, Minerals Geoscience for the Geological Survey of Queensland
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‘New economy minerals’ is an umbrella term for a range of metals and mineral elements used in many emerging technologies including electric vehicles, renewable energy products, low-emission power sources, consumer devices, and products for the medical, defence and scientific research sectors. As Queensland is potentially rich in these minerals, it is well-placed to meet rapidly expanding domestic and international demand. The Qld government announced funding for the New Economy Minerals Initiative in November 2019.
This presentation will introduce the importance of New Economy minerals to Queensland, and the steps being taken by Government to support and boost exploration for these commodities in the state.
Dr. Helen Degeling is the Director, Minerals Geoscience for the Geological Survey of Queensland. She has a diverse background, commencing with research experience at ANU and the University of Calgary studying various aspects of geochemistry, geochronology and thermodynamics in metamorphic terranes. Subsequently, she has 12 years experience in gold and base metals exploration throughout Australia and also parts of South America. This includes the Pilbara, Yilgarn and Gawler Cratons, the Mt Isa Inlier and the Lachlan Fold Belt. Helen joined the GSQ in 2018.