New £6 million research centre to create the mine of the future

Advanced mining and mineral processing techniques to extract minerals from deep within the Earth will be developed thanks to the establishment of a new £6 million research centre, announced today.

The centre is a partnership between Imperial College London and mining company Rio Tinto aimed at developing the mine of the future. It will push forward the development of innovative mining technologies and techniques to improve the extraction of minerals, whilst minimising environmental impacts….more at MEI Online