August 2016

The Top 10:

Pre-assembly and Load Testing of RoXplorer® Completed

August 18, 2016

Part of the RoXplorer® preassembly on the shop floor at Century Engineering Pre-assembly of the RoXplorer® has been completed and load testing has been conducted confirming the operation/suitability of several innovative design elements. The pre-assembly was a vital step to […]

Benchmark Trials of Wireless Sub Achieve Significant Productivity Gains for Diamond Drilling

August 18, 2016

Boart Longyear driller Baydon Grey enjoying the productivity gains achieved by drilling with the Wireless Sub. Benchmark Trials of Wireless Sub Achieve Significant Productivity Gains for Diamond Drilling Program 1 Researchers have completed a benchmark trial at the Brukunga Drilling […]

Minimising Fluid Loss in Broken Ground: Brukunga Experiments Point the Way to Optimal Fluid Design

August 18, 2016

Results of fluid loss inhibitor experiments from the Brukunga DRTF.  Fluid design 4 (D4, pale blue dots) provided a dramatic reduction in fluid loss compared to water (grey dots). We have performed a series of field trials in an existing […]

Spectral Gamma Sensor Integration into the Shuttle Platform

August 18, 2016

Spectral gamma prototype sensor for the AutoShuttle platform under construction. A high resolution spectral gamma sensor has been developed and tested by the Project 2.2 team. Integration of the spectral gamma sensor into the AutoShuttle platform has commenced with the […]

Low Cost, Low Power, Smaller, Accurate Magnetic Susceptibility Sensors

August 22, 2016

Testing of the AutoSonde magnetic susceptibility sensor at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. Magnetic susceptibility is a parameter that is intimately connected with mineral composition (i.e. mainly magnetite content) of many rocks. The accuracy with which this petrophysical […]

Real Time Iron Ore Classification Using Spectral Gamma-Gamma Logging

August 18, 2016

The rightmost log shows the results of lithology prediction using the SGG ratio and natural gamma log. Prediction accuracy is 76%. Red colours indicate Ore, Purple indicates shale and Green indicates unmineralised BIF. Researchers have applied fuzzy cluster analysis in […]

GeoLIBS™: A Novel Algorithm for Quantification Of Libs Results Produces Its First Calibration Curve

August 18, 2016

Screen grab from the GeoLIBS™ graphical user interface showing a typical LIBS spectrum from analysis of a geological unkown. We have developed an algorithm specifically designed for the rapid calibration and quantification of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) analyses of […]

Multiscale, Multivariable, Automated Borehole Logging Utilising ‘Wavelet Tesselation’

August 18, 2016

Traditional geological log (left hand side) and a series of ‘wavelet tesselation’ logs generated from Lab-at-Rig®, AutoSonde and Wireless Sub data collected during the drilling of MSDP05. pH of the drilling fluid (right hand side) was collected by the fluid […]

300 Quantified XRD Mineral Analyses in 3 Minutes

August 18, 2016

Geologist’s visual log (left hand side) vs the results of conventional XRD processing (centre) and the DET CRC developed automated XRD algorithm (right hand side).  Data in the right hand column was processed and interpreted for quantified mineralogy in >3 […]

South Australian 3D Mineral Systems Model Ready for Launch

August 18, 2016

State-wide density and magnetic susceptibility models produced by inversion of the gravity and magnetic datasets. A three dimensional geological reference model of South Australia has built by Program 3 Researchers in support of the Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP).  The […]



New Technical Brief Available on Centric

August 17, 2016

Minimising Lost Circulation in Coiled Tubing Drilling for Mineral Exploration Technical Brief. Our Technical Briefs summarise important topics […]


New Information Brief: Uncovering New Technologies and New Relationships

August 17, 2016

New Information Brief: Uncovering New Technologies and New Relationships. DET CRC is helping uncover new relationships both within […]


Second Instalment of MSDP Video Series Released

August 17, 2016

The second instalment of the Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP) Video Series is now available to view via […]


Boart Longyear Senior Executives Visit DET CRC

August 17, 2016

Senior Boart Longyear Executives on site at the Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility. On 26 May 2016 […]


New Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

August 17, 2016

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. A recent cabinet reshuffle has seen changes […]


DET CRC in Hansard

August 17, 2016

SA Government ‘Top Ten Dividends’ Document. In response to a question in the South Australian Parliament about the […]


Annual Conference Registrations Now Open

August 17, 2016

2016 Annual Conference: ‘Uncovering the Future VI’. Registrations for this year’s Annual Conference ‘Uncovering the Future VI’ are […]


Annual Prize Nominations Now Open

August 17, 2016

The Wireless Sub Project Team recipents of the Best Technology Award for 2015.  LtoR Stephen Banks (CSIRO) Brett Wilkinson […]


Centric Report Summary

August 17, 2016

A summary of reports loaded onto Centric in Quarter 2 2016 is available via the link below: Centric […]


Know Your Researcher: Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem University of Adelaide, Pre-concentration from Drilling Fluids for Optical & Other Analysis Project

August 17, 2016

Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, University of Adelaide, Pre-concentration from Drilling Fluids for Optical & Other Analysis Project. Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem […]