Industry & Resources
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.
A METALLURGIST based at Curtin University has helped develop a hydrometallurgical method of extracting gold, palladium and platinum from crushed ores using bacteria and chemical leaching.