• Out and about

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  • Improving productivity
    though innovation

    Improving operational value and reversing the marked trend of declining productivity
  • New ways to identify
    and nuture innovation

    Technology development and implementation for the global minerals industry
  • User-driven
    partnership model

    Collaborations between technology developers, commercial suppliers and end users
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  • CRC ORE aims to transform the minerals sector by deploying innovative world-class technology to effect a step change in value across the whole-of-mine system. Our research is focussed on extracting more value through looking at optimising all elements of the mining process and extracting value-chain efficiencies through better understanding of the way in which processes work together across the whole-of-mine system. New technologies are assessed live on mine sites and then transferred back to the industry.  
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  • Thank you to everyone who attended CRC ORE Annual Assembly. 30 November 2016, Perth, Western Australia.
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  • CRC ORE’s Research Participant group was part of a researcher forum held at CRC ORE’s premises at the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) last month.
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  • CRC ORE PhD student, Cristián Carrasco, is taking up an exciting role in the mining industry. The new role with BHP Billiton 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.
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Our innovation pathway

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  • Unlocking new value through innovating optimisation.  There's a better way to do it.  We find it. CRC ORE does this through its research Development Programs.
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  • Unlocking new value by radically improving each part of the process - and extracting value-chain efficiencies by showing how the parts work together across the whole system. CRC ORE is bringing this aspects together through its Delivery Themes.
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  • Ground-truthing our innovations on-site, at production scale.
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  • Matchmaking our innovative new technology with the people who can make best use of it and introducing partnerships between our participants.
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Anglo American
BHP Billiton


METS Ignited

METS Associates: Bear Rock Solutions, Comet Strategy, DataMine Australia, Gekko Systems, Mipac, Whittle Consulting, SRK Consulting Canada, Split Engineering


Curtin University
Kellogg’s Institute (KIN)
Mining3 (formerly CRC Mining)

NRC Canada
University of Adelaide
University of Queensland


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

CRC Business AusGov Industry 100K Small

The Centre is supported by AMIRA, Anglo American, Bear Rock Solutions, BHP Billiton, Comet Strategy, CRC Mining, CSIRO, Curtin, DataMine Australia, Gekko Systems, Glencore, Hatch, IMDEX, JKTech, Kellogg’s Institute (KIN), METS Ignited, Mipac, MRIWA, Newcrest, NRC Canada, Orica, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Sedgman, Sodern, Split Engineering, SRK Consulting Canada, Sumitomo, Teck, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland (UQ), University of Tasmania (UTAS) and Whittle Consulting.


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