The three research programs of MinEx CRC have been proposed by our Participants in order to address the threat of declining mineral discovery and realise the opportunity of novel drilling technologies.
The CRC programme supports industry led end-user driven research collaborations to address the major challenges facing Australia. Australia’s network of CRCs operates across all sectors of Australia’s economy and society.
PROGRAM 1: DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES
This research program is built on a simple premise: that cheaper, more productive, safer and environmentally friendly drilling will lead to more metres drilled, which will deliver more discoveries and reduce the cost of developing those discoveries.
A revolutionary new drill rig – The RoXplorer® coiled tubing (CT) rig – has been licenced to one of the world’s leading global mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies, IMDEX. Read more here.Read More