Industry & Resources
CURTIN University scientists have developed a gold and copper extraction process using an amino acid–hydrogen peroxide system, which could provide an environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative to conventional methods.
RESEARCHERS are looking to nature for alternative methods to replace traditional chemical reagents used for the separation of arsenic from mineral ores during processing.
SCIENCE has solved a waste problem for a burgeoning mining company which has developed a unique technique to extract nickel from low grade ore.
A NEW survey shows the Oscar Ranges in the West Kimberley to be partially buried—and is yet to verify where the Kimberley and West Australian Cratons are joined.
A GREENFIELDS exploration has confirmed that present-day Kalgoorlie is close to an ancient coastline.
MOBILE jack-up drilling platforms used in the oil and gas industry are at risk of rejection before installation due to their use in harsher environments and deeper waters—but University of WA scientists have developed a model that will remove uncertainty and minimise risk, potentially widening their operating envelope.