In this issue: Intelligent mining, Process productivity and Rapid resource characterisation.
If Australia is to remain a leading resources and energy exporter, our productivity and competitiveness must rise, writes Minister for Industry, the Honourable Ian Macfarlane.
To combat declining productivity, miners, researchers and technology companies need to come together to develop technologies that allow real-time, whole-of-life management of our resources, writes Jonathan Law, Director of the Minerals Resources Flagship.
Although the industry works in a competitive world, some challenges need to be faced together, writes Paul Dowd, Non-Executive Director, Oz Minerals.
A simple mixing technology, developed using world-class science, proves the best option for the mineral processing industry. resourceful investigates how the technology is saving the industry time and money.
A 25-year project on thickener modelling that has already delivered huge value for the mineral processing industry has now entered a new phase. Jodie Parry investigates what the world’s first three-dimensional thickener model will provide industry.
Research that began almost 20 years ago in Perth has enabled the world’s largest gold producer to commercialise a process that uses a non-toxic chemical in gold recovery. Tony Heselev reports
The novel application of the acoustic emissions technique is providing industry with a mechanism to monitor machine noise in real time and to maximise efficiency. Maryrose Cuskelly reports.
A new A$38 million analytical facility to be built in Perth will provide ‘metre-to-atomic scale’ characterisation of ore samples – a world first that will allow industry to be smarter about where and how they mine and process ores. Liz Greenbank reports.
A team of CSIRO scientists have demonstrated that a greater understanding of the chemical and physical properties of orebodies can have huge benefits. Tim Treadgold investigates what this means for exploration, mine life and mineral processing.
An integrated ore analysis software package is providing industry with a more detailed understanding of their orebodies in real time. Adam Courtenay investigates.
Rising energy, infrastructure and environmental costs are now driving a new paradigm of precision mining, writes Professor Paul Lever, CEO of CRCMining.
After success on home soil, Australian automated longwall technology has taken to the international stage in coal mines in the United States. Tim Thwaites reports.