Exploration and discovery
Cost effective exploration and discovery of new mineral resources is being realised through advances and expertise in detection technologies, mineral systems, resource characterisation and data analysis.
Global minerals processing operations can reduce costs, increase productivity and lower health and safety risks thanks to our new energy- and water-efficient technologies and processes.
Mining remains a cornerstone industry underpinning Australia's economy. We are developing sustainable mining technologies and innovations to unlock our mineral wealth for responsible resource development and management. Our work is focused on frontier innovations in mining technologies which improve safety, reduce environmental impacts and enhance productivity across a range of commodities.
Sensing and automation
Sensors and automation are revolutionising all aspects of mineral discovery, mining and processing. New sensing and sorting technologies are increasing mine productivity and safety. Automation in mining is reducing hazards and removing workers from harm.
Social and enviromental performance
The environmental impacts of mining are the subject of increased community scrutiny. In response we have developed science and technologies to minimise environmental impacts prior to, during and post-mining, to support a sustainable future for the industry and society.
We bring together advanced characterisation and analytical expertise and equipment in six laboratories in Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide to improve understanding of mineral systems for a wide range of commodities. Our platform of analytical and characterisation capabilities provide detailed chemical and mineralogical information that enable researchers to find solutions to problems that arise across that value chain.