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.

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Director's end of year message

Congratulations and best wishes from Professor Nigel Cook, Director of the PRIF Mining Consortium

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Collaborating for technology readiness

Thanks to Maptek for promoting the PRIF Mining Consortium research and success of our collaboration.

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PRIF Mining Consortium and Training Centre end of year celebration

On Friday 25th November the PRIF Mining Consortium and the ARC Training Centre celebrated the upcoming Holiday Season with the Kris Kringle Wars at the Adelaide Bowling Club.  

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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)