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.
Lithium, the metal of the decade
What's powering your phone? It’s most likely a lithium ion battery. Australia is the world's largest producer of lithium, and the global demand is growing. We're working to supercharge our research in lithium exploration and production.
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.
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.
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.
Gems for reducing plant wear and tear
Solutions like our ‘tornado in a tank’ are extending the life of plant equipment to save industry millions of dollars, while cutting energy and water use.
MRI to sort out copper mining waste
Copper miners can slash their energy and water use thanks to a breakthrough ore sorting analyser that uses similar technology to MRI.