This issue shines the spotlight on Mining3, a new research collaboration born out of CRC Mining. Mining3 brings together major mining industry leaders, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and mining equipment and technology services (METS), and CSIRO to deliver solutions for the global mining industry and promises to place Australia at the forefront of innovation in the sector.
The mining boom hid many of the challenges that have since been re-exposed by falling commodity prices. With productivity at the fore, no single company is afforded the capacity to address the major long-term challenges on their own.
Mining3 – formerly CRC Mining - is the world’s largest, most advanced mining research powerhouse that’s set to deliver on the next generation of technologies for the industry.
A new on-the-spot tool for analysing elements underground has saved a major mining company millions of dollars on drilling and assay costs. Read how how the industry can take advantage of this new development.
AMC Consultants Principal PETER MCCARTHY shares his view on the evolution of the mining industry – from 20th century large-scale mining toward a low-impact, data driven future in selective underground mining.
A 25-year research partnership could provide a significant breakthrough in the safety of explosives. Now, Mining3 is working to bring this new, nitrogen oxide-free formulation to market.
Our breakthrough in block caving is helping companies cost-effectively mine large, low-grade deposits with greater control.
Breakthrough electronics research by Mining3, has been acknowledged for its potential to improve safety and reliability in underground coal mining.
RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE: While we have the choice in the research sector to work independently, now more than ever, it’s in Australia’s best interest to share the scarce resources that we have and collaborate.
Mining3 Chairman DR LAURIE HAMMOND shares his insight into why industry-led research drives success and the opportunities it opens for mining and METS companies.
Developments in continuous hard rock cutting are being accelerated by Mining3 in partnership with industry, promising greater productivity, lower costs and energy efficiency.