Rio’s rehabilitation shines in cattle study

ENCOURAGING results from a cattle grazing trial run by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) continue to showcase Rio Tinto’s rehabilitation efforts at its Hunter Valley mines. The four-year project is investigating the effects of grazing on rehabilitated mine land and whether it can sustainably support productive grazing livestock.

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New gold standard in mineral analysis

X-RAY technology is set to increase the efficiency of assessing ore grades and reduce mining’s environmental footprint. South Australian company Chrysos has developed a gold analysis process that is up to three times more accurate than conventional methods.

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Exploration tool into global market

AUSTRALIAN technology that provides new knowledge on ore bodies and associated alteration rapidly and cost-effectively could soon benefit the global mining industry through a commercialisation deal. CSIRO’s advanced mineral analysis and logging technology HyLogger has been licensed to Australian company Corescan, which operates a global network of hyperspectral mineralogy labs.

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