CSIRO uses x-ray vision to detect unseen gold
Powerful x-rays can now be used to rapidly and accurately detect gold in ore samples, thanks to a new technique developed by CSIRO – a move that could save Australia’s minerals industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
Particle Analysis Service Lab
From routine analyses for the food industry to the most complex processes used in mining, CSIRO’s Particle Analysis Service (PAS) provides clients with accurate and rapid materials characterisation.
Salty waste a potentially sweet deal
Using desalination plants’ hyper-saline discharge in solar salt fields could increase production and halve the space required by conventional salt fields, research that uses technoeconomics is finding.
Analyser puts water problems to bed
Researchers have enhanced moisture analyser technology so that it is better suited to the increased conveyor-bed depths used by today’s iron ore and coal producers.
Technology for rapid mineralogical analysis
An automated mineralogical analysis technology that helps resource companies improve metal recoveries and reduce waste streams also has applications in forensics, environmental geology, coal and petroleum mineralogy and archaeological research.
Our researchers are investigating how to make the metal production industry more sustainable
Our research in mineral processing includes fluid process modelling, high temperature processing, hydrometallurgy, materials characterisation, processing and agglomeration, and process engineering
Our researchers in mineral exploration have expertise in many areas including geochemistry, geophysics, 3D mineral mapping, geoscience data infrastructure and modelling
Engineering underpins processing capabilities
A pilot-scale sintering facility in Queensland, Australia is helping researchers better understand the processing behaviour of lower-grade iron ores – information crucial for achieving the best sinter performance from these resources while reducing the process’s environmental impact.