May 2018

The Top 15:

RoXplorer® Rig

May 29, 2018

RoXplorer® coiled tubing drill rig. Design, fabrication and deployment of the RoXplorer® coiled tubing drilling system for mineral exploration. The RoXplorer® is a revolutionary drill rig for mineral exploration that utilises a continuous, malleable steel coil, removing the need to add […]

RoXplorer® Research

May 29, 2018

CTrol® and CTrolX drilling fluid system. Numerical modelling, laboratory analysis and fieldwork to overcome the key challenges to deploying coiled tubing drilling in mineral exploration. Increasing from approximately 30 to 1,000 the number of trips in and out of the […]

RoXplorer® Trials

May 29, 2018

RoXplorer® coiled tubing drill rig on site during the Port Augusta field trial. Successful field trials of the RoXplorer® coiled tubing drill rig at our Brukunga Drilling Research & Training Facility (South Australia), Port Augusta (South Australia) and Horsham (Victoria). The Port […]

Wireless Sub

May 29, 2018

Wirelss Sub on site at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. Design, fabrication and deployment of the Wireless Sub and associated software.  The Wireless Sub is an instrumented connector (‘sub’) that couples the drill rig to the drill string […]

AutoSonde

May 29, 2018

AutoSonde on site at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. Design, fabrication and deployment of the AutoSonde for acquisition of total count natural gamma, magnetic susceptibility, resistivity and IP (induced polarisation) data from conventional diamond drilled boreholes.  The AutoSonde passes […]

AutoShuttle

May 29, 2018

AutoShuttle on site at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. Design, fabrication and deployment of the AutoShuttle for acquisition of spectral natural gamma data from conventional diamond drilled boreholes.  The AutoShuttle sits within the core barrel assembly and continuously […]

Lab-at-Rig®

May 29, 2018

Lab-at-Rig on site at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. Design, fabrication and deployment of the Lab-at-Rig® for real-time determination of geochemistry and mineralogy from diamond drill cuttings at the drill site.  Extensive field testing has demonstrated decimetre (~10 […]

Field Trials

May 29, 2018

Geological Survey of South Australia field trial (Eyre Peninsula, 2015-2016). Extensive successful field trials of the Wireless Sub, AutoSonde and Lab-at-Rig® technologies in field drilling programs with Geoscience Australia/Geological Survey of Victoria (Stavely, 2014), Anglo-American (Oberon, 2014) and with the […]

Software for Geochemistry and Mineralogy

May 29, 2018

 GeoLIBS® software developed for improved processing of LIBS (laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) spectra including reliable sub-ppm gold detection. SwiftMin® software developed for automated processing of XRD data.  GeoLIBS® software developed for improved processing of LIBS (laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) spectra including reliable […]

EM and Seismic Geophysics

May 30, 2018

Seismic survey at the Hillside copper-gold deposit in South Australia. Key developments in electromagnetic and seismic geophysical methods to complement improvements in drilling and sampling. Joint inversion of co-located electromagnetic and seismic data improved the resolution of subsurface geophysical modelling leading […]

Prospecting Drilling

May 30, 2018

RoXplorer ® coiled tubing drill rig. The RoXplorer® coiled tubing drill rig combined with DET CRC’s other new technologies will open the Gawler Craton, Murray Basin, and indeed the ~70% of Australia where mineral deposits are hidden by barren cover rocks, to […]

Inputs

May 30, 2018

Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. Increased end-user financial cash support from $20.6M (original Commonwealth Agreement Budget) to $33.7M during the lifetime of DET CRC and increased in-kind support from $61.5M to $93.1M, despite the mining downturn of 2011-2016 and […]

Industry-Led

May 30, 2018

Delegates at the 2017 Annual Conference. Engagement of 63 Participants, Other Participants and Affiliates with a very strong industry focus as witnessed by the following. Head Office embedded in industry. ~30% of research funds flowing to industry. Engagement with 110 […]

Communications

May 30, 2018

DET CRC TV. A successful communications programme with, for example, to-date 43,000 views of 81 videos on DET CRC’s YouTube Channel

Students

May 30, 2018

PhD student Hongyang Zhang (Curtin University) Completion to-date of 36 postgraduate research students to-date (and another 5 theses submitted) and training of 407 driller trainees.

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RoXplorer® Nevada Trials

May 30, 2018

RoXplorer® en route to the USA for upcoming field trials. In January we presented the RoXplorer® CT Drilling […]

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RoXplorer® CT Drilling System Licencing

May 30, 2018

IMDEX. We are delighted to advise that DET CRCs Commercialisation Committee has accepted a proposal from IMDEX to […]

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Multi-Sensor AutoSonde and AutoShuttle Licencing

May 30, 2018

AutoShuttle on site at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. We have recently executed Commercialisation Licence Agreements […]

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RoXplorer® CT Drilling System Takes out CRCA Award for Excellence in Innovation

May 30, 2018

(Leftt-to-right) Lindsay Gilligan (DET CRC Director), Graham Carr (CSIRO), Katherine Woodthorpe (Former DET CRC Director), Soren Soe (DET […]

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MinEx CRC Gets a $50M Tick from Government

May 30, 2018

MinEx CRC. We are delighted report that on 28 March 2018 Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, […]

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DET CRC @ PDAC 2018

May 30, 2018

DET CRC Booth at PDAC 2018. We had a major presence at PDAC in Toronto, 4-7 March 2018, […]

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Final Commercialisation Opportunity Workshop, Presentations and SSC Meeting 6-7 June

May 30, 2018

Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle WA. We invite you to attend ‘DET CRC’s Wrap-Up’ on Thursday 7 June 2018 at […]

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Post Graduate Completions Clock

May 31, 2018

Postgraduate Completions Clock. Congratulations to Verity Normington and Ehtesham ul haq Karatela (both University of Adelaide), Iuliia Karachevtseva (University of […]

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Centric Summary

May 31, 2018

A summary of reports loaded onto Centric in Quarter 1 2018 is available via the link below: Centric Report […]

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Final Wind-Up Arrangements

May 31, 2018

DET CRC Head Office embedded in Boart Longyear’s Asia Pacific Headquarters. We are currently in the thick of […]

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“So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”

May 31, 2018

That’s all folks. Given this will be our last issue of EXPLORE, we wish to extend a big […]