Our magazine brings you the latest in innovation, technology and research from across the minerals value chain, from exploration to metal production and manufacturing.
High amp testing: Energy savings
Jodie Parry investigates an unlikely source of energy loss in the metal production industry - the humble electrical connection.
Research perspective: Strength in numbers
Australia’s future depends on research and industry working together, writes Dr Calum Drummond, group executive of manufacturing, materials and minerals research at CSIRO
The Helix: a science magazine for teens
The Helix magazine for ages 10+ is one of two magazines produced by CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club. This bimonthly magazine is packed with science news, feature articles, hands-on activities, comics and competitions. The Helix magazine for ages 10+ is packed with science news, feature articles, hands-on experiments and competitions.
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.
International: The Chilean connection
The CSIRO Chile Centre of Excellence is the first offshore venture for CSIRO. Kathy Uribe investigates how Australia’s national science agency ended up in South America
Collaboration: What lies beneath
The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre is looking into faster and more sustainable ways to detect mineral deposits deeper underground. David Simpson reports
New research: Paradigm shift
Research and industry partners have come together to develop practical tools to predict the performance of certain ore bodies throughout the processing stage of the mine cycle. David Simpson reports
New research: Organic meets inorganic
Mineral explorers have had great success in using ancient coral reefs to find zinc deposits in the Kimberley, but links between organic matter and ore deposits remain a mystery. A WA research cluster is examining this relationship. Tim Treadgold reports
Mineral to Metal: Nickel (Ni)
Nickel is a versatile metal that is strong and alloys readily. These traits, combined with its resistance to heat and corrosion, mean that it is a perfect ingredient for making stainless steel. About 65 per cent of the world’s nickel is used in stainless steel production
Exploration: A glass earth
Unprecedented collaboration has brought together government, research institutes, universities and industry in a bold initiative to look through the regolith and uncover the next generation of Australia’s mineral wealth. Tony Heselev reports
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
Industry engagement: Manufacturing success
A successful partnership with industry has led to the commercialisation of CSIRO’s Hylogging system. Jodie Parry investigates how this technology is revolutionising the exploration industry, in Australia and around the world
Industry engagement: United nation
Over its 20-year lifespan the Parker Centre delivered world class hydrometallurgy research to the Australian minerals industry, but it seems all good things have to come to an end. Adam Courtenay reports
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.
earthmatters magazine: issue 18
The November/December edition of CSIRO Exploration and Mining’s earthmatters magazine looks ahead to imagine how the industry might operate in 2030. (20 pages)
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.