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ABC radio interview with Paul Lever and Ewan Sellers

Radio interview with David Claughton, ABC Rural with Prof. Paul Lever and Dr Ewan Sellers Report by David Claughton, ABC Rural. Gunders says the mining industry has a bad name in innovation saying it takes miners 15 years to adopt new thinkers. Claughton reports huge research funding is being granted to learn about different kinds […]

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Detecting tramp metal

Tramp metal in mined material can have a catastrophic effect on mining crushers, causing significant damage and major downtime. In particular, as mines look to process older stockpiles, the probability of encountering tramp metal, in the form of scrap items, used machinery components and GET (ground engaging tools) increases. Mining3 is developing a new technology […]

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Revolutionary new drill rig

A revolutionary new drill rig that could revitalise Australia’s mining industry has undergone successful field trials in South Australia’s outback, bringing it a step closer to commercialisation. The prototype coiled tubing drill rig, the RoXplorer®, was developed by the Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC) and underwent its first extensive, field drilling trials […]

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The building blocks to In Place Mining

Mining3 is leading a transformational initiative called In Place Mining, which is driven by the concepts of minimal rock movement and processing “In Place”. The intended outcome is a small surface footprint, reduced tailings generation, high automation and a low capital intensity mine. Three methodologies can be deployed, depending on the orebody and mining method: […]

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Automation of earth moving equipment

The next step in increased productivity within the mining sector lies in the automation of earth moving machines. Future mines will be enabled with machines that can optimally excavate a mine face autonomously, and then load material onto a waiting truck without risk of collision with that truck and other machines in its vicinity. Currently, […]

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Mining3 Innovation Showcase 2017

The annual Mining3 Innovation Showcase will be hosted on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia. It is a good opportunity for our members, partners and the mining industry to gather valuable insights into the latest research and technology advancements underway at Mining3. Innovation continues to be a […]

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Electronic spark tester available for testing

Since a high profile incident in 1998, where two widely deployed IS certified power supplies failed an intrinsic safety retest (Bell & Hookham, 1999), the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) has funded numerous research projects investigating options for improving IS certification and testing procedures – especially with a view to replacing or supplementing the […]

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How tired is too tired?

Fatigue is a natural condition that impacts every one of us. Whether it’s a mid-afternoon energy slump or a more severe case precipitated by a sleepless night or extended periods of physical or mental exertion, most of us experience some degree of fatigue every day. When it comes to drowsiness, we all share something else […]

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Championing technology and innovation in “new normal” environment

Prof Paul Lever, CEO of Mining3, will be on the panel at AIMEX 2017, Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition in Sydney, Australia from the 29-31 August. He will take part in a panel interview themed: Championing technology and innovation in a ‘new normal’ environment. The panellists, which include Jeanette McGill, Head of Telstra Mining Services and […]

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Sandvik intelligent trucks automate haulage with AutoMine®

Sandvik is introducing new intelligent mining trucks for automated haulage, delivering tangible benefits in safety, productivity and profitability. Paired with AutoMine® Trucking, mines can increase haulage production by as much as 30 percent. The new Sandvik TH551i and Sandvik TH663i trucks are designed for intelligent mine production. The high-capacity trucks are safer, efficient and easy […]

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