Industry & Resources
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.
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.