Green and gold Aussie jewellery
Our environmentally-friendly gold extraction process is helping producers meet demand for ethical gold products with green credentials.
Breaking the mould: gold-digging fungi found in WA
Australian scientists have discovered gold-coated fungi near Boddington in Western Australia. And it may offer clues for finding new gold deposits.
Golden soils and wealth from toil
Finding gold requires luck and hard work. Now luck is being delivered by science as new sampling techniques and analysis reduce the guesswork to help prospectors pinpoint gold targets more precisely.
Gold fever: Our top 7 inventions that are pure gold
Science is golden and here’s why: our top 7 gold inventions are changing the way we explore and produce gold in the 21st century.
Gold does grow on trees
Our geochemical sampling technique is helping mineral exploration companies hone in on new targets for their next big discoveries.
Phosphates to feed the world
We invented a new smelting process to produce phosphates for fertiliser. Called PyroPhos, it eliminates harmful waste found in other phosphate production processes and creates a valuable by-product which can be used in construction.
Nature’s cleaners: the little helpers treating mine water
Capturing a mining site’s tiny, yet complex microbial community, and putting it to work to ‘clean itself up’, could bring a revolution in water remediation efforts.
X-rays of rocks show their super-fluid past, and reveal mineral deposits vital for batteries
New X-ray technologies reveal some of the incredible processes that took place in Earth’s geological history – and should help us identify new high value ores.
How a mob of stray cattle started a gold rush in the Pilbara
An accidental prospector has sparked a gold rush after making an extraordinary gold discovery while mustering cattle in a helicopter.
Supercharging battery metals
With global demand for battery technology set to soar, Australia is well placed to deliver the raw materials and take advantage of a battery metal bonanza.
Local communities need more reassurance about the legacy left by coal seam gas wells
One of the key questions any industry must consider is: what is left behind when it is finished. For coal seam gas, this question is crucial.