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27 September 2017: CRC ORE’s Grade Engineering® technology has headlined at four major international mining conferences during August and September. Read on for more details on each of the papers presented and to download the presentation slide decks.
5 September 2016: CRC ORE and Whittle Consulting have published a study on enterprise optimisation using Grade Engineering strategies, which is now available for download.
10 April 2015: Interim CRC ORE CEO, Joe Pease, tells the AusIMM Bulletin that at a time when the industry desperately seeks productivity change, CRC ORE has added a range of tools that will go a long way towards delivering the promised benefits of integration.
30 June 2017: Anglo Gold Ashanti (AGA) has completed a bulk test work campaign aimed at confirming metal deportment responses observed in variability testing on broken ore at near run-of-mine fragmentation distributions at its Gramalote project.
15 February 2017: Summit Mining International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, has kick-started a Grade Engineering® Study on its Minera San Cristobal mine in Bolivia. An intensive regime of test work and trials has provided valuable data to make a rapid assessment of Grade Engineering® Screening opportunities.
1 November 2016: The BHP Billiton Mining for Value project is exploring opportunities to maximise copper output at their Minera Escondida Limitada mine in Chile. CRC ORE has been closely engaged with Escondida personnel in two aspects of the project - Grade Engineering® and the Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES).
1 June 2016: Anglo American is investigating possible fast-track implementation options at its Los Bronces site based on economic value identified in an extensive Grade Engineering Advanced concept study.
15 June 2017: CRC ORE’s Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES) is being used to help identify the throughput boost from Grade Engineering® for the San Cristobal mine. Sumitomo is using IES to help determine the most valuable strategy for the site.
30 October 2016: For an operating site, there is often no shortage of data. But how can a site harvest the data and harness the insights into profits? CRC ORE is working with participants and their big data to support a new breed of models for the minerals industry.
26 May 2016: CRC ORE recently commenced its first project with a Participant site utilising the Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES). IES is a cloud based simulation platform for the mineral industry that supports multi-component modelling from blasting to concentration.
17 March 2017: Forty-five CRC ORE researchers and staff came together over the course of a week-long CRC ORE Researcher Engagement workshop held in Brisbane in March.
14 February 2017: General Manager – Stakeholder Engagement, Clytie Dangar, reports on a recent engagement between QUT and CRC ORE which started with a two-day a week secondment to the CRC ORE offices and resulted in identification of a tangible application for their work in the field.
30 October 2016: CRC ORE and University of Queensland PhD student, Cristián Carrasco, is taking up an exciting role in the mining industry. The new role with BHP based in Chile, directly applies skills from his time working within CRC ORE’s technical team and completing his studies, into an exciting new opportunity within a major organisation in the mining industry.
22 June 2016: The first full meeting of CRC ORE’s Implementation Council was held in Brisbane on 22 June, with a who’s who of the minerals sector around the table and dialing in, joining together to look at how to supercharge CRC ORE’s research to commercialisation pipeline and innovation pathway.
27 May 2016: CRC ORE was a proud sponsor of a student hackathon organised by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), adjoining the 'Mining & Energy in 2025 and Beyond' symposium.
30 June 2017: Two of CRC ORE’s Board Members have been recognised for excellence in their chosen fields in recent months. Dr Sue Keay has just been named one of Australia’s first Superstars of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This follows news that Joe Pease has been recognised in two prestigious mining industry awards. Also in recent months, CRC ORE was awarded a high commendation for an “exceptional paper demonstrating excellence” in the CEEC Medal 2017 round.