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New CSIRO and CRC ORE developments allow for real-time on conveyor measurements to sort and extract bulk gold ore
MRIWA, through its participation in the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE), has supported research whereby CRC ORE and CSIRO teamed up to use CSIRO’s ‘Sensing and Sorting’ technology to create a pilot prototype of an apparatus to estimate the average bulk gold grade in several-tonne lots. The CRC ORE technical report can be located at https://www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/publications/previous-project-reports/. CRC ORE General Manager - Implementation Luke Keeney will be presenting at a MRIWA Workshop on 17 September, register for free at https://crcore.eventbrite.com.au. Read the full media release here.
CRC ORE’s Grade Engineering: focusing on extracting metal more efficiently by separating ore from waste before it enters comminution
There is a perception that mining low grade ore is an unavoidable consequence of ore deposit geology and mass mining. The energy cost and capital of used in the typically ‘Crush-Grind-Float’ method for low-grade deposits versus the output of minerals can drive poor productivity in a company. CRC ORE’s technology ‘Grade Engineering®’ seeks to address this issue by focusing on extracting the metal more efficiently by separating the ore from the waste as early as possible. The CRC ORE report on Grade Engineering and its different applications can be located here. CRC ORE General Manager - Implementation Luke Keeney will be presenting on outcomes achieved to date from Grade...
Minister Bill Johnston announced the opening of the 2019/20 PhD Scholarship round this morning, "the McGowan Government is seeking the world's brightest talent to undertake research into priority issues experienced in Western Australia's mining sector". Prospective applicants can read more about the program and scholarships available at https://www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/scholarships/phd-scholarship-program/. The doctoral theses of our inaugural scholars have recently been completed and can be accessed at https://www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/publications/previous-project-reports/. Read more of the Minister's media release here.
Are you interested in pursuing a PhD that will contribute to WA's mineral industry? Apply now for a Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia PhD Scholarship. Find out how at https://www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/schola…/phd-scholarship-program/
The Mining Industry 4.0 Collaborative Research Centre (MI4 CRC) Stage 1 bid was submitted to Canberra on July 1. The bid was strongly supported by 36 partner organisations (22 from industry, 9 research providers, and 5 associations). The core objective of the CRC is “to increase the rate of development and uptake of open and integrated digital systems, to support holistic process automation and optimisation across the mining value chain.” The bid partners will be hosting “MI4 CRC - Briefing and Q&A” events in Perth (Monday August 12), Melbourne (Friday August 16) and Brisbane (Wednesday August 21); and would like to invite interested METS and Mining company...