The Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) is founded under the Cooperative Research Centres program.

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The Centre is supported by AMC Consultants, AMIRA, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Bear Rock Solutions, BHP, Comet Strategy, CRC Mining, CSIRO, Curtin, DataMine Australia, Gekko Systems, Glencore, Hatch, IMDEX, JKTech, Magotteaux, METS Ignited, METSO, Mipac, MRIWA, Newcrest, NRC Canada, OreControl Blasting Consultants, Orica, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Scantech, Sodern, Split Engineering, SRK Consulting Canada, Sumitomo, Teck, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland (UQ), University of Tasmania (UTAS) and Whittle Consulting.

MINING Participants (implementation)

Anglo American
AngloGold Ashanti
BHP Billiton

METS Participants (delivery)

METS Ignited

METS Associates: AMC Consultants, Bear Rock Solutions, Comet Strategy, DataMine Australia, Gekko Systems, Magotteaux, Mipac, OreControl Blasting Consultants, Scantech, Split Engineering, SRK Consulting Canada, Whittle Consulting

RESEARCH Participants

Curtin University
Mining3 (formerly CRC Mining)

NRC Canada
The University of Adelaide
The University of Queensland

Mining3 is an industry-driven, global leader in mining research and innovation. Mining3 develops and delivers breakthrough innovation and technologies that transform the productivity, sustainability and safety of the mining industry.
Mining3 CRC ORE Essential ParticipantWith the unique combination of trusted industry and university members that are experienced, creative and focussed, Mining3 has the clear vision to tackle industry-wide challenges. Mining3 prides itself on its flexible and responsive approach to the changing needs of industry priorities and works to deliver real-world solutions to the mining industry.
  • AMIRA International is a global member-based, non-profit, organisation headquartered in Australia, with subsidiaries in Chile, USA, and South Africa.

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  • Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Anglo American has a long history of supporting extensive R&D, working with key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that resources represent for shareholders and for the communities and countries in which they operate.
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  • AngloGold Ashanti is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, by production. It has 17 gold mines in nine countries, as well as several exploration programs in both the established and new gold producing regions of the world.

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  • BHP is the world’s largest mining company, BHP brings over 100 years’ experience in the industry with a portfolio of operations and projects which spans every commodity and continent.
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  • Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population.
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  • CSIRO is a national science agency which uses science and research to solve issues and make a difference to industry, people and the planet.
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  • Glencore has operated in Australia for nearly 20 years and holds significant interests in a range of commodity industries across all mainland states and the Northern Territory.

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  • Whatever you envision, Hatch can design and build.
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  • IMDEX is a leading global Mining-Tech company, which enables successful and cost-effective operations.
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  • JKTech delivers economic and social value to the global resources industry via high-end technology products and services in ore characterisation and process improvement within all areas of the life-of-mine cycle including geology, mining, mineral processing and sustainability.

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  • METS Ignited is an industry-led, government-funded, Growth Centre for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, established to enhance the competitive advantage of the Australian METS sector.
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  • Mining3 is an industry-driven, global leader in mining research and innovation. Mining3 develops and delivers breakthrough innovation and technologies that transform the productivity, sustainability and safety of the mining industry.
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  • The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government under the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013 to stimulate minerals research to support investment in, and operation of, a globally competitive minerals industry in Western Australia.
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  • Newcrest is is one of the world’s largest gold mining companies and operates mines in four countries.

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  • NRC Canada. NRC Energy, Mining and Environment delivers advanced technology solutions to Canada's resource and utility sectors.
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  • Orica is the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining and infrastructure markets, the global leader in the provision of ground support in mining and tunnelling and the leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction.

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  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus.

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  • Sodern develops cutting edge technology and has a track record of constantly bringing innovation-based solutions to the market. In the mining sector its primary technology is focused on the elemental analysis of raw materials, for quality, optimisation and profitability.
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  • Summit Mining International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation known for developing and employing innovative technology, via its global network, of high-quality materials such as non-ferrous metals, electronics and advanced materials.
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  • Teck is Canada’s largest diversified resources company. Teck’s portfolio includes copper, steelmaking, zinc, energy and coal operations across North America, Peru and Chile.
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  • The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
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  • The University of Queensland (UQ). The world class capability of mining and minerals processing research at The University of Queensland extends back over 40 years through the activities of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and the WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC).

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  • University of Tasmania (UTAS). The ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) is a global leader in ore deposit research and postgraduate training. Its extensive, state of the art geological laboratory facilities enable cutting edge testing across all fields of geology.

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