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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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  • 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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  • In the last three months, CRC ORE has commenced four new site-based Grade Engineering® projects. CRC ORE’s Luke Keeney, General Manager – Implementation reports.
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  • The Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES) is 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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  • CRC ORE and the Western Australia School of Mines has undertaken an initial study to assess the potential for creating an industry-led technology innovation hub in Kalgoorlie to deliver value to Australian producers and METS in the Western Australian 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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The Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) is founded under the Cooperative Research Centres programme.

CRC DIIS CRC Business AusGov Industry 100K

The Centre is supported by AMIRA, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, 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), 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
Kellogg’s Institute (KIN)
Mining3 (formerly CRC Mining)

NRC Canada
University of Adelaide
University of Queensland


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