Industry & Resources
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.
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.
DETAILED systematic surveys of large areas of the Nullarbor Plain have revealed a concentration of thousands of blowholes, flank margin caves and connected horizontal passages.
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.