Our goal is to deliver science and technology options for the discovery and efficient development of Australia’s mineral resource endowment that enable flow-on benefits to the wider national economy.

We're focused on delivering in four key impact areas:

  • Growing Australia's resource base
  • Increasing productivity
  • Driving environmental performance
  • Positioning resources in society.

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Infographic flowchart showing the Mineral Resources impact strategy including business goal, impact areas and impact statements. The chart also graphically displays involvement of internal programs and other business units.

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GOAL

Deliver science and technology options for the discovery and efficient development of Australia’s mineral resource endowment that enable flow-on benefits to the wider national economy.

Impact areas

  • Growing Australia’s resource base
  • Increasing productivity
  • Driving environmental performance
  • Positioning resources in society

Impact statements

  • Exploration through cover: Mineral discovery through cover: Exploration investors in Australia are more successful as new regions of Australia’s bedrock, currently hidden under cover, are effectively explored.
  • Rapid resource characterisation: In-situ resource characterisation to enable optimum extraction: Global resource companies characterise mineral resources in near real time using new sensor and data processing technologies to reliably predict downstream process optimisation and improve resource life.
  • Intelligent mining and ore management: Intelligent ore extraction technologies to exploit variability: Global mine operators exploit inherent orebody variaProcessing Australian ores: Processing options for competitive Australian ores: Australian mineral producers are globally competitive and currently stranded Australian mineral resources are developed using new processing options.bility through new mining and ore management technologies that improve productivity and reduce input costs.
  • Responsible metal production and recycling: Low water and energy metal production and recycling options: The global mineral industry increases the efficiency of metal production through the deployment of new technologies.
  • Minesite environmental performance: Environmental solutions for Australian mining: The Australian mining and services sector leads the world in the long term rehabilitation and utilisation of minesites leading to sustainable long term regional ecosystem outcomes and strong community support.
  • Resources in society: Sustainable resource communities: Communities and the mining industry have a shared approach to maximise value and long term outcomes to underpin a vibrant national economy.

Internal Programs

  • Discovering Australia’s Mineral Resources
  • Processing  Australian Ores
  • Intelligent Mining and Resource Management
  • Resources, Community and Environment

Other Business Units

  • Agriculture
  • Data61
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Chile International Centre of Excellence
  • Earth Observation Informatics TCP
  • Land and Water
  • Oceans and Atmosphere

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