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Mining3 Industry Forum date and location announced

Mining3 will once again host our free to attend Industry Forum. The annual event provides a platform for our researchers and industry partners to present on projects and issues facing the mining industry today and into the future. There will be representatives from mining companies, original equipment manufacturers, industry associations and government attending the information sessions, […]

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Launch of Aura IQ set to revolutionise conveyor health monitoring

Brisbane, 7 August 2019 With conveyors underpinning efficiency, and ultimately profitability in bulk handling operations globally, maintenance has traditionally been a real problem. Conventional methods of advanced conveyor failure detection is often unreliable, subjective, time-consuming and labour intensive, but that’s all about to change. Aura IQ is set to revolutionise conveyor health monitoring, using real-time […]

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The way we mine must fundamentally change

March 25, 2019 David Upton, Australia’s Mining Monthly RADICAL new ways to mine are needed if the industry is to meet the challenge of multiple pressures threatening the industry’s viability, Australia’s Future of Mining 2019 conference has heard. Ewan Sellers, Research Director for CSIRO and Research Leader at Mining3, told the event in Sydney the industry […]

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Mining3 welcomes new member Dyno Nobel

Brisbane, 18 March 2019 – Mining3 welcomes Dyno Nobel as its newest member expanding our diverse membership base to include the global leader in commercial explosives. As of the 1 March 2019 Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) – the parent company to Dyno Nobel – signed the membership deed to collaborate with, and leverage the world-class research and […]

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Advancing cave mining to meet future needs

Brisbane, March 8, 2019 – Mining3 and The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) have joined forces with Newcrest Mining, Vale, OZ Minerals, BHP Billiton and PT Merdeka Copper Gold to develop Cave Mining 2040. The Cave Mining 2040 consortium was originally proposed by Professor Gideon Chitombo (SMI) whose clear understanding of caving needs […]

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Mining3 Canada Update

The Mining3 office in Canada continues to make steady gains towards growing its presence in the North American market. Peter Kondos, former Senior Director – Strategic Solutions at Barrick and Mining3 committee member, joins Mining3 to assist in building relationships with existing members and increasing engagement with the mining industry. Peter left Barrick in July […]

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Tramp metal detection system nears commercialisation

An innovative tramp metal detection system – built into the bucket of mining equipment – is nearing commercialisation. Mining3 has been working on the new technology over the last few years subsequent to safety concerns and crusher damage caused by tramp metal such as bucket teeth, drill bits, tools and more, often remaining in mined […]

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Benchmarking test for Proximity Detection Systems (PDS)

With the global mining industry moving towards the legislated adoption of Proximity Detection Systems (PDS), they are becoming a critical control measure for improving safety in mobile mining equipment. PDS technology works to detect people and vehicles in the vicinity of an enabled vehicle and sounds an alarm for an impending hazard. In certain systems, […]

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An interview with Luke Sandery, Principal Advisor to the CEO at OZ Minerals

OZ Minerals – A modern mining company OZ Minerals is Mining3’s newest member and we caught up with Luke Sandery, their Principal Advisor to the CEO to gain some insights into the organisation and their views on Mining3. Their tagline – A modern mining company – already provides insight into why they decided to join […]

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Rock bolts support an opportunity for greater safety underground

Rock bolts have formed part of the underground mining environment since the 1890s and are effective in stabilising and controlling the immediate roof and ribs (sides) of tunnels. Although they are an integral part of the underground mining support structure, very little is known about the actual load distribution along a rock bolt. Current design […]

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