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  • CRC ORE is transforming the minerals sector by developing and 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 optimising all elements of the mining process and extracting value-chain efficiencies. New technologies are assessed live on mine sites and then transferred back to the industry.

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  • One of CRC ORE's headline solutions is Grade Engineering®, which is focused on extracting metal more efficiently by separating ore from waste before it enters comminution. Early physical rejection of non valuable material through pre-concentration techniques before processing, decreases processing costs and importantly can significantly increase the life of a mine.

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  • Another major CRC ORE breakthrough technology is the powerful Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES) - a whole-of-mine optimisation simulator. It is the next generation of fast, reliable and accurate simulation of the entire mining process - from the mine to the mill.

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  • The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Innovation Hub is a major new collaborative venture to harness the development and deployment of new mining technology to unlock significant additional value for Mining, METS companies, Researchers and the broader community in the region.

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  • Improving productivity
    though innovation

    Improving operational value and reversing the marked trend of declining productivity
  • New ways to identify
    and nurture 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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The Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) is founded under the Cooperative Research Centres programme.

CRC Business AusGov Industry reverse

The Centre is supported by 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, Mipac, MRIWA, Newcrest, NRC Canada, Orica, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Scantech, Sedgman, 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: Bear Rock Solutions, Comet Strategy, DataMine Australia, Gekko Systems, Magotteaux, Mipac, Whittle Consulting, Scantech, SRK Consulting Canada, Split Engineering

RESEARCH Participants

Curtin University
Mining3 (formerly CRC Mining)

NRC Canada
The University of Adelaide
The University of Queensland


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