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COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus and Mining3

25 March 2020 Att: All Mining3 Members, Project Partners and extended Stakeholders Dear all, Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase dramatically throughout Australia. As the country makes provisions for a lock down of non-essential services, we at Mining3 have prepared an action plan that enables our staff to continue to be productive while ensuring the […]

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Mining3 welcomes new member South32

March 10, 2020, Mining3 starts the year by welcoming its newest member South32. This recent addition further expands our diverse membership base of future facing Research Organisations, Mining and METS companies looking to transform the way we mine. South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. They join existing Mining3 members AngloGold Ashanti; Newcrest; […]

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Breakthrough for Alternative Explosives

First hydrogen peroxide-based emulsion detonation a success at recent explosives trials Mining3 achieved a significant milestone this month with the successful detonation of a world first* hydrogen peroxide-based emulsion explosive. Using proprietary formulations, a series of trial blasts, confirmed its ability to detonate, and provided early steps into the  characterisation of this improved product. The […]

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Simulations for Grade Engineering

Simulating complex mine operations for the integration of new technologies Grade Engineering® in mining refers to our ability to exploit the natural heterogeneity of an orebody to improve yield. Particular deposits can present higher concentrations of minerals or metals in finer size fractions. Therefore, certain strategies can be implemented to separate the finer from the […]

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Mine Closure: Do we have what it takes?

Anna Littleboy, Strategist and Professor: Minerals, Sustainability and the 21st Century Mine closure is the topic of the moment. The Mine Closure 2019 in Perth last month was booked out for weeks beforehand.  Why so and why now? Ten years ago, the book “101 things to do with a hole in the ground” was published to […]

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Updates to the Mining3 Board

November 2019 Mining3 will be welcoming two new Board members and electing a deputy chair. These changes will come into effect for the New Year. Brad Nielson, an Independent director on the Board agreed and was elected as Deputy Chair to the Board to support Theresa Mlikota until a new chairman is in place. Brad […]

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Gideon Chitombo joins the ranks of Mining3

September 2019 With over 20 years experience as a Professor, most recently as the Chair of Minerals Engagement at The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute, Professor Gideon Chitombo is now working with Mining3 as a Technology Leader specialising in Cave Mining. His previous research focused on mass underground metalliferous mining specifically using cave mining […]

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Mining3 finalists for Austmine METS Innovation Award

We would like to congratulate the Mining3 Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for conveyor monitoring team on all of their hard work, resulting in a finalist position in the Austmine 2019 METS Innovation Award. The application process was extremely competitive and the six finalists represented the highest calibre of mining research globally. Following this success and […]

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Mining3 Canada in talks with local industry members

Mining3 Canada is in early discussions with a number of organisations including Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), where Mining3 hopes to build lasting relationships and project opportunities, further improving and supporting our members and our understanding of the Canadian mining industry. As a branch of Mining3, our Canadian operations will […]

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Mining3 for interoperability

Interoperability has become a hot topic across many mining companies worldwide due to issues with new and emerging equipment, in particular, an increased use of automation and robotic technologies. These systems are often built independently, requiring specific integration tools that result in operational difficulties and a decrease in competitiveness across the industry. However, interoperability is […]

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