‘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.
Developing next generation mining technologies to secure Australia's global competitiveness
Deep Exploration Technologies CRC
The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre delivers research into more successful, cheaper and safer ways to drill, analyse and target deep mineral deposits.
VAMCAT generating energy from waste mine drainage gas
The Ventilation Air Methane Catalytic Turbine (VAMCAT) technology utilises methane from mine drainage gases to produce electricity turning the once hazardous waste product into power that can be used directly back into the mine.
CSIRO’s HyLoggingTM systems provide a means to routinely and objectively capture detailed mineralogical information from drill core, chips and powder using reflectance spectroscopy.
Geological carbon dioxide storage brochure
A brochure on geological carbon dioxide storage research activities including those in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC). (2 pages)
CSIRO is researching the formation of hydrates in gas pipelines and developing cost-effective technologies to avoid flow disruptions.