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Digital Transformation Initiative

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture, has published a white paper which explores how digital technologies are transforming the mining and metals industry. The report covers automation, robotics and operational hardware, a digitally enabled workforce, integrated enterprise, platforms and ecosystems and the next generation analytics and decision support. Our spin-off company, SmartCap, is presented […]

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The age of innovators – Sandeep Biswas, MD & CEO, Newcrest

Sandeep Biswas addressed the Melbourne Mining Club luncheon on the Thursday, 9th February 2017: “Let’s be clear about our context. Our operating conditions are getting tougher. As we exhaust the more commercially attractive ore bodies, we are going to have to dig deep to convert previously commercially unviable ore bodies into profitable operations. Innovation will […]

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“Innovation is the key to our future” Mark Cutifani

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, highlighted innovation as an imperative to secure mining’s future at the Indaba in South Africa. “Successful innovation is a foundation for resilience – being able to weather the bad times, create change rather than react to it, improve productivity, access the hitherto inaccessible orebodies and actively develop new […]

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Conference attracts fibre-optic and photonics sensor experts from around the globe

The OFSIS2017 conference, hosted by UQ in January, welcomed experts in fibre-optic and photonics sensors from around the world. The second International Conference for Fibre-optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications (OFSIS2017) was held on 8-10 January 2017 at the University of Queensland. The conference chair Dr Saiied Aminossadati said the conference provided a unique interactive platform […]

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New Program Director joins Mining3

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Ewan Sellers as the new Program Director of Mining3. Ewan will be based predominately at the Mining3 offices but has an overarching role as the Research Director of Hard Rock Mining within the Mineral Resources division at CSIRO. Ewan will commence his new role in mid-late January […]

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Data analysis research on rolling resistance in haul trucks

This article addresses the problem of estimating the Rolling Resistance (RR) in surface mines. The project is motivated by the enormous costs associated with haulage, typically 50% of mine operation costs, and the knowledge that the differential structure of these expenses is closely linked to the interaction between tyre and road. The hauling productivity in […]

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Successful drilling technology startup

Mining3 is pleased to announce the successful startup of its new spin-off company, V2H International (V2HI). Based in Brisbane, V2HI brings together Mining3’s breakthrough tight radius drilling technology and world-leading expertise in high pressure water jet drilling, and US-based Zero Radius Laterals (ZRL) through-casing water jet drilling system for the oil and gas and mining industries. […]

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Payload variance plays a critical role in fuel consumption of mining haul trucks

Haul trucks are commonly used for transporting ore and overburden materials in surface mining operations and consume diesel fuel as the source of energy. The potential for savings in truck haulage operations has motivated mining companies to investigate ways of improving energy efficiency. Payload, truck velocity, haul road condition, road design, fuel quality, weather condition […]

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Fibre Optic and Photonic Sensors for Industrial and Safety Applications Conference

8-10 January 2017 at The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia: Fibre-optic based sensors are intrinsically safe and when used in conjunction with monitoring systems can provide fast, accurate and real-time measurements. OFSIS 2017 conference will provide a unique interactive platform for the research and industrial communities to discuss the fibre-optic sensing technology, the […]

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Mining3 launch event

The official launch of Mining3 took place on Wednesday, 16th November in Room Three Sixty at QUT. With well over 100 Mining3 members, staff, government and the mining industry in attendance, the event kicked off with Laurie Hammond, Chair of Mining3. It was followed by Graham Ehm, Executive Vice President, Planning and Technical at AngloGold […]

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