The University of South Australia has formed a collaborative research funding partnership with Centrex Metals Limited in a bid to use the cutting-edge technology to significantly reduce energy and water usage, and therefore the cost of mineral processing using molten salts.
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Dependent on the market and the overall supply and demand of primary industries, paired with socioeconomic and geopolitical factors, some resources and minerals are far more valuable than others.
It is estimated that processing one ton of rare earths these days can generate about 2,000 tons of toxic waste.
The global rare earth market is expected to grow from the $1.4 billion it was worth back in 2010 to $4.1 billion by 2017.
Studies underway at Boulby Underground Laboratory, the UK's deep underground science facility, include the analyses of cosmic rays and climate, as well as astrobiology and life in extreme environments.
The new technique could help improve environmental outcomes as it uses bacteria instead of chemicals such as cyanide.
First time a country partners with privates to boost the development of the industry.
An official endorsement of such mission would pave the way for several other for-profit space ventures currently in the works.
Caterpillar will support MINExpo 2016 with an exhibit showcasing machines, technology, expertise and practical knowledge that miners can apply to help address their cost, productivity and efficiency challenges in today’s mining environment.
Mining is a key contributor to the economies of Chile and Mexico and without sizeable amounts of power they would not be able to run.
Improving agriculture with crop-specific satellite images.
Rare earths content was tested using hydrofluoric acid, which is much stronger and more efficient than industrial methods, but is too hazardous to use on a large scale.
Funds will be used to deploy and operate the firm's Earth observation program, known as Ceres.
BHP wants find a way to up output for the industrial metal from its Olympic Dam by 40% even before a proposed and long-awaited mega-expansion of the operation takes place.
Results mark the 41 straight month of retail sales declines.
South Australian company OZ Minerals has designed a refining process that allows it to increase the quality of its copper concentrate and exponentially reduce export costs.
It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.
The new line of “smart” equipment will be able to communicate, instantly, how it's performing, and what might need fixing soon.
The $10 billion James Webb telescope is equipped with a collapsible honeycomb-like mirror made of 18 gleaming, gold-covered pieces.
The new method would allow for specialized plants, which are critical for biodiversity, to be re-established faster around old iron ore mines.
The world's No. 2 iron ore miner has cut its production guidance for 2017 by as much as 20 million tonnes.
Thanks to its innovative program that uses robots to recover the valuable parts from the millions of Apple devices discarded every year.
They are definitely making more than those working in forestry, manufacturing, finance and construction.
The country's largest mining companies recommend a broad-based carbon price applicable to all sectors of the economy.
Deltion Innovations aims to design a drill that would prospect for water, ice and resources on the moon and beyond.