Our Facilities

Our Facilities

Pilot Plant

The JKMRC pilot plant contains a suite of standard and custom-built mineral processing equipment, including JKMRC developed innovative testing equipment which are now utilised worldwide.


Mineral Characterisation Research Facility

This new world class facility provides the platform for a number of mineralogy laboratories to service the needs of the Centre, utilising a range of tools including MLA systems, x-ray tomographs, optical microscopes, mini XRF system, XRD unit, electron microprobe etc.etc.


Geometallurgy Laboratory

JKTech operates a geometallurgical testing facility nearby to the JKMRC in Brisbane which is used for both commercial testing as well as research projects.



The equipment fabrication workshop is a critical adjunct to the Pilot Plant, particularly for fabricating research prototypes.


Instrument Laboratory

Specialist measuring equipment can be built on site at the instrument laboratory.



The JKMRC has its own library at the Indooroopilly site, with access to the full range of UQ library services and staffed by a qualified librarian.


Lecture Theatre, Classroom and Meeting Room Facilities

The JKMRC has a fully serviced lecture theatre with seating for 100 people, as well as a more informal classroom that can comfortably fit 20.  Five meeting rooms are also available.  These facilities are regularly used for seminars, special presentations, client meetings, training and user group meetings.


Experimental Mine

The University Experimental Mine is unique to mining schools in Australia . In 1951, a former silver and lead mine situated at Finney's Hill in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly was acquired by The University of Queensland's School of Mining Engineering.  The facility is maintained as a registered mine and is regularly used for student practical work in ventilation, earth sciences, surveying, production engineering and safety. For a brief history of the mine, click here.

The JKMRC is located on the site of The University of Queensland Experimental Mine in the Brisbane suburb of Indooroopilly, seven kilometres from the main University of Queensland Campus.

Over the years, the Centre has developed an extensive range of technical facilities to support the breadth of research undertaken.