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[Image appears of an outline map of Australia in the centre and the CSIRO logo in the bottom right corner of the screen and the image shows coloured dots dripping down the screen from the map]

 

Narrator: Australia’s minerals industry needs to transform if it’s to remain competitive.

 

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That “if” is critical to our economy.

 

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Mineral resources are one of Australia’s most valuable exports today bringing in tens of billions of dollars each year, but future mining production will decline in Australia unless we tackle the industry’s big challenges.

 

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Ore quality is down, global competition is up, and commodity prices are constantly up and down and all that is happening amid growing social and environmental pressure.

 

[Animation images move through of a satellite dish and then a plane moving across the screen, followed by a heading “Data at all scales”, and then trees covered with netting and text appears: Exploration, Mining, Processing]

 

At CSIRO, we’re leading the science and innovation solutions needed across the minerals value chain.

 

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Finding more of it, getting more out of it and looking out for the environment.

 

[The image shows the block morphing into a cross-section of land with trees above and text appears on the right: 80% of the Australian bedrock is hidden]

 

Australia’s deep blanket of sedimentary cover hides 80% of the country’s bedrock where deposits lie.

 

[Animation image changes to show spiral lines looking down and the camera zooms in and in until the lines can be seen across a rock face]

 

So, we’re working on advanced techniques for exploration through cover to increase rates of discovery at depth.

 

[Camera zooms in on the rock face and then in on minerals on the rock and then in on a single mineral and dotted lines join to text around the single mineral: Gold, Waste, Gold, Gold]

 

Once discovered it’s crucial to understand the complex make up of minerals so they can be effectively mined and processed downstream.

 

[Animation image shows the single mineral fragmenting into many pieces and then morphing into linked circles]

 

That’s why we’re building in depth ore body knowledge at every scale.

 

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Many Australian ores are currently uneconomic to produce using current technologies.

 

[Animation images flash through of the axe handle, the axe handle drilling into the soil, a flow chart of the process of mining, and ore moving up through the rock to the surface and text appears: Thickener, Screening, mining3]

 

We are working to develop new efficient mining and processing solutions to unlock Australian ores, lowering costs and for the first time making them viable to mine because low impact mining is the future.

 

[Animation images flash through of minerals moving through a machine on a conveyer belt and specks of gold in amongst the minerals are pinpointed]

 

We’re working on smarter ore extraction technologies with our partners at mining3. We’re also working on advanced sensors for selective ore management to better separate mineral from waste further improving efficiencies.

 

[Animation images flash through of the rest of the processing plant, a miner’s hat and a miner and two other people with a netting pattern over their faces]

 

Our process optimisation tools and expertise are improving the way processing plants all over the world operate while our environment and community research is underpinning the responsible development of our mineral resources for long term sustainability helping the industry to meet the needs of growing community expectations.

 

[Image changes to show a spinning world globe and the camera then zooms in on Australia on the globe and then the globe disappears and text appears on a black screen: We imagine, we collaborate, we innovate]

 

At CSIRO, our innovations are creating real value for our customers globally and it’s driving a more productive and sustainable industry back home.

 

[An image of a dotted map of Australia appears and then eventually the dotted map is covered with a gold colour]

 

We imagine, we collaborate, we innovate because Australian minerals are our future.

 

[Music plays and CSIRO logo and text appears: CSIRO, Australia’s innovation catalyst]

 

 

 

平博开户Australian Minerals, Our Future

Our best work comes from collaboration to innovate, improve and grow.

We are one of the largest minerals research groups in the world, with more than 40 years experience in delivering innovation and solutions across the mineral resources value chain.

We build on research and breakthrough science, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, a century of know-how and an extensive IP portfolio to develop and transfer innovative technology to market. We do this in collaboration with industry, government and research partners.

We work with our partners on research that aims to:

  • uncover resource potential through technology and expertise in fast and accurate mineral characterisation and resource discovery and exploration
  • mine more effectively through innovation in sensors, automation, cutting and drilling technologies and mining systems
  • optimise process performance through development of unit processes and systems that maintain or improve output while reducing energy and  water use, operating costs and equipment downtime
  • foster more sustainable operations through practical tools, knowledge and innovation in the areas of decision-making, environmental management, social responsibility and social licence to operate.

Our Advanced Characterisation Facility平博开户, based at the Australian Resources and Research Centre in Perth and with nodes in our Melbourne laboratories, houses a diverse array of state-of-the-art equipment used to analyse and characterise materials specific to the minerals and resource sector. We offer industry access to specialised equipment, expertise and customised service.

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