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$30m to help regional communities find sustainable post-mining future

A national consortium led by The University of Queensland and University of Western Australia has secured $30 million from the Federal Government to help regional communities transition to a sustainable future after their local mines have closed. The funding forms part of a total 10-year investment of $135.4 million supporting mining communities to create sustainable […]

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New Mining3 Board Chair appointed

On the 30th of March 2020, Theresa Mlikota stepped down from the Chair position and retired from the Mining3 board. Theresa brought her 30 years of experience in the resources and construction sectors to great effect during her time on the board. During her four-year tenure, Theresa was a major force in the transformation of […]

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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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