‘Electronic ears’ to guide mining drills
CSIRO scientists with the Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship have successfully used an electronic listening post to track and control a drill operating more than 300 metres below the Earth’s surface.
Patterns in a complex planet
The deep Earth, oceans and atmosphere form a tightly coupled and complex system in which small changes in one part can have a cascading effect on other parts.
Automating the nation
The latest edition of CSIRO Exploration and Mining's earthmatters magazine looks at how Australian science and engineering is advancing the frontiers of intelligent automation in the resources industry.
ARRC partnership in the West
A major initiative of the Western Australian Government, CSIRO and Curtin University of Technology, the Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC) was developed as a partnership of research agencies and industry to become a significant international centre for research, training and technology development for the global resources sector.
The February 2010 issue of Process outlines a number of technologies currently being developed through CSIRO's Flagship program that aim to provide a competitive edge for iron ore, gold, nickel and alumina producers. (12 pages)
Developing next generation mining technologies to secure Australia's global competitiveness
International: Water rights
The challenge of operating in a dry climate with scarce water supplies is not unique to the Australian minerals industry. Tim Treadgold speaks with Dr Mike Trefry about water management in Chile.
Mineral to metal: Iron (Fe)
Iron is the second most common element on earth and is thought to be a major component of the earth’s crust and inner core.