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2022 Q1 VNEWS EPISODE

May 17, 2022

The latest episode of the MinExCRC quarterly vNews is now available to view. This edition features the following technical highlights for the 2022 Q1 period: 1) First LIBS prototype begins simulated downhole testing; and 2) Delamerian National Drilling Initiative project in collaboration with Department for Energy and Mining, South Australia. A big thanks to Steven Tassios (CSIRO), Neil Francis (CSIRO), Jessica Stromberg…

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MINEX CRC EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (EDI) COMMITTEE APPOINTED

May 10, 2022

MinExCRC is committed to growing and supporting an equitable, diverse and #inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, supported, and treated fairly with dignity and respect. We are pleased to advise a MinExCRC EDI Committee has now been appointed will be finalising our EDI Policy in line with our EDI Action Plan in the coming…

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SEEKING YOUR INPUT FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SURVEY

May 4, 2022

A key part of the MinEx CRC agenda is to train the next generation of professionals in the skills required to utilise and maximise the impact of new technologies and ideas generated. MinEx CRC currently has 35 active postgraduate students enrolled across its three Programs, detailed via the Postgraduate Students page of our website. As per…

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RIO TINTO JOINS MINEX CRC

May 4, 2022

MinEx CRC welcomes Rio Tinto as a new Participant. Rio will be contributing to our Drilling Technology and Data from Drilling Projects (Projects 1,3,4 and 5) and brings to MinEx extensive experience in all aspects of Mineral Exploration and technology development.

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EAST TENNANT NDI GEOCHEMICAL DATA NOW AVAILABLE VIA THE GA DATA PORTAL

April 5, 2022

Whole rock inorganic geochemical data for basement rocks in the East Tennant region of the Northern Territory have been released at the Northern Territory Geological Survey’s Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar. In collaboration with Geoscience Australia and the Northern Territory Geological Survey, the ten East Tennant boreholes were drilled as part of MinEx CRC’s first National…

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NDI Carrara 1 Quantitative X-ray diffraction data release

February 25, 2022

Geoscience Australia is undertaking a range of investigations on the lithology, stratigraphy and geotechnical properties of the MinEx CRC NDI Carrara 1 drillhole.  These analyses include geochronology, isotopic studies, mineralogy, inorganic and organic geochemistry, petrophysics, geomechanics, thermal maturity, and petroleum systems investigations. The most recent report presents quantitative X-ray diffraction (qXRD) results on selected rock…

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CT RIG CONTINUES TO DELIVER IN PHASE II OF THE DELAMERIAN OROGEN NDI CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

February 23, 2022

Phase II of drilling is now well underway in the MinEx CRC NDI Delamerian Orogen Campaign in collaboration with Department for Energy and Mining, South Australia The MinEx CRC CT rig has provided chip samples from surface to fresh basement and 2.5-3m of basement core for each hole. The below image shows a full 3m CT sample of suspected monzonite…

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SUMMARY OF FIELD DATA ACQUISITION FROM THE EAST TENNANT NDI CAMPAIGN NOW AVAILABLE

January 31, 2022

As part of the East Tennant National Drilling Initiative campaign, ten stratigraphic boreholes were drilled in the vicinity of the Barkly Roadhouse, east of Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory. These holes were designed to test stratigraphic, structural and mineral systems questions in the completely buried and poorly-understood East Tennant region. Drilling was completed during…

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NDI Delamerian Orogen Campaign features in the lates edition of the MESA Journal

January 31, 2022

The MinEx CRC National NDI Campaign currently underway in the Delamerian Orogen in collaboration with the Department for Energy and Mining, South Australia, features in the latest edition of the MESA Journal. Download the editorial here.

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MinEx CRC awarded Company of the Year by APAC Business Headlines

January 20, 2022

We are pleased to advise MinEx CRC has been awarded Company of the Year – Mining and Metals by APAC Business Headlines. APAC Business Headlines, a digital and print publishing house, fosters the exchange of ideas, technology, and collaboration within the Asia Pacific region. Download the MinEx CRC award editorial here. Learn more about APAC Business Headlines…

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