Solving the mystery of the Pilbara gold
We’ve starting to unravel the mystery of the source of the Pilbara gold nuggets whose unusual shape and distribution baffled explorers in the region.
Green power: the future of Aussie graphite
Demand for lithium-ion batteries is increasing demand for minerals, like graphite, to make them. Research to develop a more environmentally-friendly process could see battery-grade graphite produced in Australia.
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.
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.
Cyanide-free gold… I’ll have a bar of that.
We’ve poured the country’s first cyanide-free gold using our clever process in an effort to put an end to the use of toxic chemicals to extract the yellow metal.
Could clues from the landscape reveal the next big gold discovery?
We’re working with Classic Minerals Limited to see if tree size is associated with areas of deep gold deposits in their Forrestania tenement in Western Australia.
Quest to explain the Pilbara’s unusual ‘watermelon-seed’ gold nuggets
Hundreds of unusual gold nuggets shaped like watermelon seeds were discovered in the Pilbara goldfields last year. We’re now getting to the bottom of how and why these gold nuggets exist.