The MinEx CRC has been granted $50 million to boost for mineral exploration research in Australia, and this funding is backed up by industry and the research partners by a further $165 million. The CET and School of Earth Sciences will be represented by Mark Jessell and Mark Lindsay who jointly lead the Automated 3D Modelling Project
which will be developing new techniques to reduce the time taken from receiving drilling data to constructing probabilistic and objective geological models.
The MinEx CRC’s current participants are: Anglo American, Barrick Gold, BHP, South32, Atlas Copco, Geotec Boyles, HiSeis, Imdex, LKAB Wassara, McKay, Olympus, Sandvik, Geoscience Australia, Geological Surveys of NSW, SA and WA, Curtin University, Universities of Adelaide, Newcastle, South Australia and Western Australia, MRIWA and CSIRO.
Current MinEx CRC Affiliates are Investigator, Minotaur, DataCode, Minalyze, Mudlogic, Southern Geoscience, Geological Surveys of NT, Queensland and Victoria, Mineral Resources Tasmania and the SA Department of State Development.
For further information on this major new initiative please
contact: Mark Jessell
& Mark Lindsay
visit: http://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/canavan-seselja/media-releases/funding-exploration-and-research-secure-jobs-future http://www.minexcrc.com.au/ https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2018/03/Mineral-Exploration-CRC-receives-Federal-funding.aspx http://www.miningweekly.com/article/australia-pumps-a50m-into-drilling-research-2018-03-28