Critical Minerals at Queen's

The Critical Minerals Lab is supporting the global energy transition through efficient mineral concentration.

A hand holding rocksThe Critical Minerals Processing Lab is part of the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining within Smith Engineering at Queen's University. The research conducted by the lab is aimed at the development of cleaner and more efficient production methods in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy by integrating a series of innovative strategies. Researchers also focus on the mine-to-mill and process-to-environment interfaces with recycling opportunities at all levels.