Integrated Mining Consortium

Connecting the mining value chain

Using machine learning, sensors and data analytics, we develop tools to integrate the entire mining value chain.

With funding from the Premier's Research and Industry Fund (PRIF) Consortia Program.

Quick facts

  • Complex ores contain two or more minerals and are difficult or costly to treat. They can contain base and precious metals such as copper, gold, molybdenite, nickel, lead, zinc, and PGM.
  • By 2023, global copper production from existing and proposed mines is projected to be about 270,000 tonnes short of demand. This is based on an a year-on-year increase in demand for copper, and steady decline in existing mine production. (CRU Group 2019)