News

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Sense-able tailings dam

A better way to monitor spoil dump and tailings dam stability. Tailings impoundments are one of the largest man-made structures on earth and ensuring their integrity for the safety of human life, the environment and property are critical in today’s mining operations. Past and recent catastrophic tailings dam failures have placed an urgent need for […]

Read More

Ava Group and Mining3 sign agreement for the rollout of a revolutionary automated conveyor monitoring solution – Aura IQ

MELBOURNE, February 5, 2019 – Ava Group (Ava), a market leader in risk management services and technology, has announced the signing of a development and commercialisation agreement with Mining3, a mining innovation group. The contract will facilitate the launch of an innovative predictive asset monitoring solution from Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), an Ava Group company, […]

Read More

Advances made in recent alternative explosives trials

Mining3’s pursuit of a non-toxic post-blast bulk alternative explosive moved one step closer to its objective during the recent detonation performance tests conducted in December 2018.  Using new materials in the formula,  a series of detonation tests delivered improved explosive performance, reliability and product stability. These new materials supersede chemical gassing techniques to achieve improvements […]

Read More

Trading software leverages low-grade ore deposits

Mining3, in collaboration with RMIT University, is developing a new blockchain software platform that allows miners to trade on the future value of their unprocessed materials. Trading on the future value of processed metals and minerals is an existing practice but this pricing mechanism and exchange style hasn’t been extended higher up the supply chain […]

Read More

Underground drill hole deviation measuring device

Drilling is one of the critical elements in the process of rock breakage. The location (including length and orientation), explosives charge, and detonation sequence of blast holes are strategically selected to produce the most efficient and optimal rock fragmentation. The consequences of deviation in drill hole trajectories from the designed pattern include build-ups, hang-ups and […]

Read More

The ‘Blonde Bomb’ clears the way for an innovation in blasting

Toxic fumes produced by detonating explosives in both surface and underground mining could become a thing of the past if Mining3’s Alternative Explosives project continues to present impressive results. Over the past few years, research has been underway at Mining3 to deliver a hydrogen peroxide-based explosive which is non-toxic and presents a far safer and […]

Read More

Innovative tool to assess the value of new technologies

As new and emerging technologies and methodologies are developed to meet pain points within the mining industry, the task of identifying solutions that provide value to one’s own operation has become a challenging task. Mining3 is working on a new solution that forecasts the value, risk and business case of new technologies, which could speed […]

Read More