Industry & Resources
WA’s ChemCentre has begun a research initiative to further understand and curb Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), one of the leading environmental concerns produced by mining and development sites.
UWA scientists have explained the photochromic behaviour of the pink diamond in an attempt to uncover why they possess their pink colouration.
AN ongoing Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) study undertaken by Murdoch University has found employee commitment is not linked to turnover within the industry.
A GENDER specific mental health program focused on getting blokes to “open-up” is making its way to Western Australia.
A NEW process of dehydrating subsea gas without the use of toxic chemicals could pave the way for opening up previously unviable gas fields.
WITH its free-floating fibrous roots and rapid growth rate, the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the most invasive aqueous weeds in Australia and, for many countries around the world, a serious environmental and economic issue.
A TEAM of Perth researchers is causing a major rethink on geological history after a study showed major iron formations in Australia, about 1.8 billion to 1.9 billion years old, were synchronous with those found in North America.
COLLISION avoidance technology and remote control programming have led to an award-winning mining system being developed in WA.
GIVEN Chinese supply restrictions and increasing future demand, WA is well positioned on Rare Earth Oxides (REOs).
AN ECU PhD student is researching Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) employed families with adolescent children and the impact a temporarily absent parent has on parent–child communication.
TWO North American palaeontologists are surveying the dinosaur track way on the Dampier Peninsula’s western shore, north of Broome.
UWA is undertaking research that will help resources companies predict where hard-to-find deposits of minerals are under the earth.
GREEN technology producers around the world eye the Kimberley for rare earth elements (REE) as China cuts exports.
IT has been revealed the State’s resources industry reached a record high of more than $90 billion last year, a figure no doubt aided by some the of technological advancements developed in WA.
RIO Tinto is investing $803 million to complete construction of a new underground mine alongside the Argyle open pit mine in the East Kimberley region.
Science and technology will play a key role in answering some of the pressing problems facing the mining industry, says leading expert.
A partnership between Curtin University and CSIRO is investigating how the mining industry’s bioleaching process can be optimised and more widely used.
A new model of Australian continent formation ends a longstanding controversy.
A geochemist from Curtin University is helping pave the way in rehabilitating mine sites, making previously inhospitable land useful again.
IN the wake of the New Zealand coalmine disaster, West Australian company HiSeis is developing specialised technology that could lead to detecting the next Super Pit and save lives in the process.