Industry & Resources

A UWA geologist says the high-grade iron ore reserve at Wiluna West in the Mid West is similar to those being mined at Mt Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Mt WhaleBack in the Pilbara.

RESEARCH off the north-west coast shows undersea pipelines tend to bury themselves in the seabed more quickly than expected after they are deployed, resulting in potential cost savings for the petroleum industry.

MUCH of the Central Kimberley Devonian Reef died about 372 million years ago as part of a process that may have produced petroleum in the region, according to recent research.

RESEARCHERS have advanced the quest to understand how one of Australia and the world’s largest zinc and lead mining deposits was formed.

Maths to ease beachfront disputes

Friday, 26 December 2014

A NEW way to calculate high water mark could reduce coastal land ownership conflicts and optimise placement of coastline developments.

A WEST Australian company is hoping to revolutionise the way toxic chemicals—and even uranium contaminants—are removed from mining and industrial wastewater so the water can be safely re-used.

RADIATION from very low levels of uranium in WA’s Mulga Rock deposit has changed the molecular arrangement of closely associated organic matter, which produced biopolymers not otherwise found in nature, research reveals.

CURTIN University scientists have modelled the effects of droplet size and velocity on evaporation to better understand the refining process of heavy oil.

A CSIRO geologist has been studying the way small, iron-rich stones formed in the deeply buried river systems that once drained much of what is now southern WA.

SALT- and acid-tolerant bacteria with the potential to be used in mining processing have been uncovered in the Wheatbelt.

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