Leading Developments

CSIRO’s cyanide-free gold showcases non-toxic solution

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, has produced the country’s first gold using a non-toxic chemical process in an effort to provide an alternative to cyanide and mercury to extract the yellow metal.

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Rio Tinto edges closer to its first intelligent mine

Rio Tinto has approved $146 million of funding to undertake initial work at the Koodaideri iron ore project in Western Australia, ahead of a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.

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Rio Tinto achieves first delivery of iron ore with world’s largest robot

What was once assigned to the realm of science fiction is proving a reality through Rio Tinto’s AutoHaul™ programme, with the company achieving significant milestone with the first delivery of iron ore in the Pilbara, Western Australia by a giant robot – an autonomous train.

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