Through Queensland’s leading research and academic powerhouses, the quest for the next big discovery is never-ending. While ensuring a bright and prosperous future for the resources exploration industry has never been more important. Discover a world of new data in the minerals, coal, petroleum and new technologies industries in Queensland.


Robots kicking goals for Queensland

November 18th, 2019|Exploration Industry News, Mining Industry News, New Technologies Research, The Gateway, Thought Leadership in Resources|

When Brisbane mechanical engineer Jeff Sterling founded Universal Fields Robots his goal was to bring fully-autonomous robots with industrial-scale capabilities to the marketplace. In 2019 – with the latest addition to the company’s prize cupboard [...]

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Positives in our ability to manufacture minerals

November 4th, 2019|Investment Insights, Latest news, Minerals Research, New Data, Qld Research in Resources, Queensland Exploration Gateway, Thought Leadership in Resources|

From "The Conversation" by Anita Parbhakar-Fox, Paul Gow, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland Last month, scientists uncovered a mineral called Edscottite. Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances that are not living, such as quartz or haematite. This [...]

Australian Academy of Science welcomes Australia–US bilateral science and technology initiatives

September 24th, 2019|Government, Investment, Latest news, Minerals Research|

The Australian Academy of Science welcomes a range of Australia–US bilateral science and technology initiatives announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison during his meetings in Washington. The initiatives include significant investment of $150 million into [...]

Knowledge Transfer Workshop Mount Isa – Strategic Resources Exploration Program (SREP) New Discovery Program

August 23rd, 2019|Minerals Research, Qld Research in Resources|

The New Discovery Program, part of the 4-year Strategic Resources Exploration Program (SREP) of Queensland Government, aims to facilitate discovery of new significant mineral deposits in northwest Queensland. The second of a series of Knowledge [...]


The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) holds its annual Technical Forum each year before the first semester of tertiary education kicks off. This popular and well regarded forum provides a platform for the sharing of the latest information and technology in the exploration field, featuring a wide selection of highly regarded exploration industry experts. A selection of presentations are available below.