Current projects

The summary details of the current MRIWA research projects are shown below:

Project Number Project Name Research Provider Completion Date
M0424 Multiscale Dynamics of Hydrothermal Mineral Systems University of Western Australia 01/04/16
M0431 Ground Support Systems Optimisations(GSSO) ACG – Australian Centre for Geomechanics 31/12/17
M0436 Distal Footprint of Giant Ore Systems: Capricorn WA Case Study CSIRO- Mineral Resources Flagship 01/11/17
M0441 CRC ORE II CRC ORE 01/07/21
M0446 4D Evolution of WA Ore Systems (WA4D): Re-Os Sulfide Geochemistry Curtin University 16/05/19
M0448 4D Evolution of WA Ore Systems (WA4D): Rutile – pathfinder to ores Curtin University 01/06/18
M0449 DROP PROBE SYSTEM – RC LWD (Reverse Circulation Log-While-Drilling) Globaltech Corporation Pty Ltd 01/06/17
M0450 Feasibility of Electrokinetic in situ Leaching University of Western Australia 01/12/17
M0451 Establishing Leaching Environmental Impact Assessment Tools in the Development of a WA Framework for By-product Re-use and Classification ChemCentre 01/09/18
M0458 A novel direct leach approach to extract Platinum group metals (PGM) from the Panton Sill PGM deposit in the Kimberley region of WA Curtin University 01/05/19
M0464 Rock properties to predict rockburst vulnerability in three dimensions ACG – Australian Centre for Geomechanics 01/11/20
M0465 Deep crustal-scale structure, geological evolution and multi-commodity prospectivity analysis in the Halls Creek Orogen, Kimberley region, Western Australia University of Western Australia 01/04/19
M0467 Mineralogical and lithological controls on REE distribution in the Argyle diamond deposit Curtin University 31/03/18
M0470 Mineral systems on the margin of cratons: Albany-Fraser Orogen / Eucla Basement case study Curtin University 01/05/19
M0476 An Integrated Multi-Scale Study of Crustal Structure and Prospectivity of the Eastern Yilgarn Craton and Adjacent Albany-Fraser Orogen Centre for Exploration Targeting (UWA) 01/04/19
M0478 Mine Pit Lakes  –  Their Characterisation, Assessment, Management and Value as Potential Lead Indicators for In-Situ Metal Recovery Opportunities ChemCentre 30/06/20
M0479 Solution purification and valuable by-products formation during the production of battery-grade lithium from micas Murdoch University 31/08/17
M0482 Development and Evaluation of Fume Free Explosives for Underground Blasting Applications CMTE Development (trading as Mining3) 30/11/17
M0485 CRC-ORE (M441) GE.VIEW.WA – Developing New Tools and Resources for Benchmarking Grade Engineering® Opportunity for the WA Gold Mining Industry CRC ORE 01/07/17
M0487 Hard rock disc cutting technologies: Fundamentals of cutter/rock interaction and rock failure mechanism CSIRO- Mineral Resources Flagship 30/04/20
M0488 Understanding fluid-rock interactions and lixiviant/oxidant behaviour for the in-situ recovery of metals from deep ore bodies CSIRO- Mineral Resources Flagship 14/05/20
M0489 Probabilistic Stope Design ACG – Australian Centre for Geomechanics 11/08/19
M0493 Don’t Bury Western Australia’s Geophysical Data: Uncovering Prospective Mineral Terrains with Regional Potential Field, Seismic and MT transects through cooperative inversion Curtin University 31/05/19
M0494 Mapping chemical architecture of gold camps CSIRO- Mineral Resources Flagship 30/12/18
M0497 Ground Support Systems Optimisation – Phase 2:  Extension to M431 ACG – Australian Centre for Geomechanics 30/09/21
M0498 Wearable Technologies for Safety Soter Analytics 31/05/18
M0499 Establishing the in situ rock bolt behaviour underground in order to model and design improved rock bolt support systems CMTE Development (trading as Mining3) 31/12/20
M0500 CRC-ORE (M441) On-belt Gamma Activation Analysis (GAA) Sensing for Gold: Phase 2 –  Buildable Prototype Design and Laboratory Testing of Components CRC ORE 01/06/18
M0503 CRC-ORE (M441) Integration of Enhanced Grade Engineering Grade by Size Gangue Liberation and More Energy Efficient Comminution. CRC ORE 03/12/18
M0505 Glycine Heap Leaching Mining and Process Solutions Pty Ltd 01/04/20
M0507 QA4UAV – A standard workflow to quality assure UAV products CRC SI 01/08/19
M0509 MinEx CRC MinEx CRC 30/06/28
M0510 Safe, sustainable management of filtered tailings University of Western Australia 01/08/21
M0514 Novel seismic methodologies for exploration of mineral resources in a hypersaline environment Curtin University 01/07/20
M0515 Development of drilling fluid system for Coiled tube drill rig Curtin University 31/03/19
M0518 Real-time mining face grade determination using hyperspectral imaging techniques University of Queensland 31/08/19
M0519 Broadening the opportunity for in-situ recovery of value from mineral deposits CMTE Development (trading as Mining3) 01/12/21
M0521 Lithospheric and crustal-scale controls on multi-stage basin evolution: Impacts on Mineralising Systems Centre for Exploration Targeting (UWA) 30/09/22
M0432 Validation and standardisation of sequential leaching tests to better predict the impact of mining on ground and surface water quality ChemCentre 01/09/17
M0462 Multi-scaled near surface exploration using ultrafine soils CSIRO- Mineral Resources Flagship 01/06/18
M0477 Molten Salt  Mineral Processing Technology University of South Australia 01/12/18