Peak Minerals National Forum - Sydney 2010

The National Peak Minerals Forum was held in late April, as part of the CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship research into Australian Mineral Futures. Key stakeholders were invited to discuss the impacts, opportunities and challenges presented by the peaking of key minerals in Australia. The forum was held at the Australia Museum and featured a range of key note speakers on the economic, environmental, technical and social implications of peak minerals.

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Click here to download background information and agenda for the National Peak Minerals Forum

Presentations from the Forum

Gavin Mudd and Damien Giurco (Monash University and the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS)
Peak Minerals in Australia: Overview of the Mineral Futures Collaboration Cluster

Ian Lambert (Geosciences Australia)
Australia’s national minerals inventory, discoveries and some strategic issues for sustaining a strong resources sector

Ralph Hackl (Minerals Downunder Flagship, CSIRO)
Processing Technologies and Peak Minerals - What is CSIRO doing?

David Richardson (The Australia Institute)
Minerals in the Australian Economy

Forum Outcomes
Summary of discussions and issues raised during the forum.
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Forum media

Dr. Damien Giurco was interviewed on Sydney Local ABC Radio 702.

SBS News has established a dedicated special coverage section on Metal Matters. The site has a broad range of information relevant to the Peak Minerals research being conducted at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, covering issues such as recycling, rare metals, minerals scarcity and general mineral production.