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Mining3 has a unique operating model. It is made up of members from mining companies, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and researchers. Collaboratively, members focus on the key challenges facing the mining industry and allocate a core funding pool to targeted research.

Our significant advantage over our competitors is as a result of our:

  • Collaboration model with mining companies, OEM’s and researchers
  • Scalability of operations globally
  • Acceleration of innovations to market
  • 25 years of experience in delivering new technologies
  • Access to highly-skilled industry specialists and researchers

Member Benefits

  • Reduced research risk
  • Leveraged R&D investment
  • Enhanced ability to target major mining challenges
  • Access world-class mining researchers
  • Access to certain Mining3 IP
  • Commercialisation and IP opportunities
  • Members investment leverage greater returns
  • Participation in committees and potentially the board


  • Membership period of 8 years (July 2014 through to June 2022)
  • New members are welcome and the 8 year period will be extended accordingly
  • Option to exit membership with one year’s notice
  • Matching cash or in-kind contribution based on specified membership fee
  • Members control long term research vision (20+ years) with a rolling 8 year research roadmap (roadmap revised every 2 years)
  • Participation on Mining3 Research Committee, Technical Committees and Board

Project Partners

From time to time, Mining3 will partner with non-members on a specific research or commercialisation project. This arrangement falls out of the membership structure and is necessitated by a specific need of either the commissioning mining company or the required expertise to produce a commercialised product or technology.

Past and Present Project Partners:

  • Barminco
  • BHP Billiton
  • Elexon Electronics
  • CSC Australia
  • Glencore Xstrata
  • Herrenknecht Tunneling Systems
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Newmont
  • Peabody Energy
  • Rio Tinto
  • Russell Mineral Equipment
  • Shell


Mining Companies:

  • anglo-american
  • anglogold-ashanti
  • barrick
  • vale


  • caterpillar
  • joy-global
  • komatsu
  • sandvik-logo


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  • UoCurtin
  • QUT_Square
  • UoQueensland

Contact Us

Should you wish to become a part of this innovation group actively changing the mining industry, please contact us for further information.