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Wednesday 19th July 2023 at 7pm in person on Penryn Campus


Biomining Technologies on 3 Continents – Personal reflections over the past 40 years 

Dr. David Dew

The industrial application of Biomining Technologies is described as a ‘niche technology’, but is it an important one, allowing commercially viable recovery of base and precious metals from sulfide ores at lower grades and generally at lower capital cost than alternatives, and typically with a reduced environmental footprint. This talk will share my personal experience in research and development, and industrial applications of biomining technologies on 3 continents, over the past 40 years






Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 7pm on Zoom

‘Nature after Minerals’ - Catherine Cullen, Minerals Business Advice Manager, RSPB

Joint meeting of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall and Cornwall Geoconservation Group.  The talk will focus on work of the RSPB’s Nature After Minerals programme In England alone there are over 2,000 quarries, covering 64,000 hectares, that have planning requirements to restore them after quarrying has been completed. Appropriate and sustainable minerals restoration represents potentially the biggest terrestrial habitat expansion opportunity across large swathes of land in the UK.

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