Feature break out: A golden discovery
Kentor Gold’s discovery of previously unexplored copper-gold zones at its Jervois project in the Northern Territory happened almost by chance. It was a case of the right people being in the right place to receive the right information. Adam Courtenay reports
A brave new world
Tim Thwaites explores the modern world of sensors and sensor networks
International: New field of vision
An advanced detection system developed to accurately locate ore bodies is also used to find undetonated explosives. Tony Heselev reports
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.
High amp testing: Energy savings
Jodie Parry investigates an unlikely source of energy loss in the metal production industry - the humble electrical connection.
Feature: A vision in charcoal
The Australian steel industry has been hit hard by the high dollar, rising raw material prices and low cost imports. Technologies developed by CSIRO and its industry partners could set the industry on a new, low emissions path. Tony Heselev reports.
Pilbara Water Resource Assessment
CSIRO, the Government of Western Australia and BHP Billiton are partners on a comprehensive scientific assessment of long-term water availability in the Pilbara region, to guide responsible resource management into the future.
Bio-leaching technologies offer potential to access ores which house most of the world’s copper resources, but can not be economically extracted using existing techniques.