February 2016

The Top 10:

RoXplorer® Design Completed and Manufacturing Commenced

February 24, 2016

Discussing the finer points of RoXplorer® design. The design architecture for version 3.0 of our Coiled Tubing Drill Rig, RoXplorer®, is complete and manufacturing is underway.  The design is based around our goal of $50/metre drilling to a depth of […]

One is Good, Two is Better: A RoXplorer® for Curtin

February 24, 2016

Brian Evans from Curtin University (left). DET CRC has signed an agreement with Curtin University to build a duplicate prototype of the RoXplorer® in parallel with the first.  Curtin will pay for the second rig which DET CRC can allocate […]

Brukunga DRTF Clocks up 2,000 Researcher Days

February 24, 2016

Masood Mostofi signed on for the 2000th researcher day at Brukunga. The Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility (DRTF) has clocked up a significant milestone with the 2,000th researcher day recorded on site. Visitors to Brukunga record their visit to […]

Generation 3 AutoShuttle Platform Ready for Testing

February 24, 2016

Gordon Stewart with the Generation 3 AutoShuttle Platform. The AutoShuttle sensing platform has been redesigned based on laboratory tests and field trials at the Brukunga DRTF.  While previous versions proved robust during extensive drilling trials, some operational aspects of the […]

ECloud: A Cooperative Inversion ‘Web App’

February 24, 2016

Interfaces in the ECloud ‘Web App’. We are building a user-friendly, cloud-based platform to undertake base-level cooperative geophysical inversion.  The ‘Web App’ will initially provide options for 1D cooperative inversion.  The basic structure has been built and will now be […]

Mineral Systems Drilling Program Technology Deployments

February 24, 2016

Boart Longyear driller Brock Vandecamp during the recent AutoSonde deployment. Technology deployments on the MSDP finished 2015 strongly with several technologies active right up to the cessation of drilling for the end of year break.  These included the AutoSonde (total […]

Promising Results from MSDP Seismic Acquisition

February 24, 2016

Depth section from the MSDP02 surface seismic survey. Preliminary data from our first campaign of seismic surveys in support of the Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP) show good promise.  The surveys were centred on holes MSDP01 and MSDP02.  Acquisition at […]

Mineral Systems Drilling Program Enters Final Phase in Mt Double Area

February 24, 2016

Transparent geology overlain on aeromagnetics from the southern margin of the Gawler Range Volcanics showing the outline of the Mt Double tenement area. Refreshed from a Christmas break, the Mineral Systems Drilling Program (MSDP) team have mobilised for the third […]

Mineral Systems Model for Gawler Craton Takes Shape

February 24, 2016

Oblique view of the Mineral Systems Drilling Program 3D Model. We have built a 3D model of the northern Eyre Peninsula covering the southern margin of the Gawler Range Volcanics and all of the planned MSDP boreholes in support of […]

Automated Recognition of Gradational Geological Boundaries

February 24, 2016

Example of wavelet tessellation with gradients using downhole Cu assays from the Stavely drilling program. Automated methods of detecting lithological units from borehole data typically assume that boundaries are sharp.  This is true of the wavelet tessellation technique that we […]


DET CRC Brukunga-3253-105

$500K Additional Funding for CT Rig

February 24, 2016

DET CRC’s Coiled Tubing Drill Rig. We were awarded an additional $500,000 in the South Australian Government’s mid-year […]


Review by the CRC Programme

February 24, 2016

Department of Industry and Science Cooperative Research Centres Program. Following the Miles Review of the CRC Program, all […]


Watt Report on University Research Funding

February 24, 2016

Dr Ian Watt, AO. The recommendations of November’s Watt Report were what the CRC community expected and hoped […]


New CRC Guidelines and Funding Round

February 25, 2016

Cooperative Research Centres Association. A new (18th Round) of CRC funding was announced on 1 February with Stage […]

Brukunga Core 1 (1)

Discussions on a Possible Future Mineral Exploration-Related CRC

February 24, 2016

Core samples from the Brukunga Drilling Research & Training Facility. November’s Science Steering Committee Meeting supported the proposal […]


Annual Conference 2015: ‘Uncovering the Future V’

February 24, 2016

Annual Conference 2015:  ‘Uncovering the Future V’ Presentations. Our Annual Conference ‘Uncovering the Future V’ was held at […]

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2015 Annual Prize Recipients

February 24, 2016

The Wireless Sub Project Team receive their Best Technology Award at the Annual Conference Dinner.  LtoR Stephen Banks […]


Future Communications Events

February 24, 2016

Summary of Major Communications Events. We have agreed the following schedule of major communications events over the next […]


Updated IP & Commercialisation Guide now Available

February 24, 2016

IP and Commercialisation Guide. We have recently made minor changes to our IP and Commercialisation Guide.  An updated […]


Centric Report Summary

February 24, 2016

A summary of reports loaded onto Centric in Quarter 4 2015 is available via the link below: DET […]


Know Your Researcher Agnieszka Zuber, University of Adelaide, Optical Detection of Low Concentration Elements Opportunity Fund Project

February 24, 2016

Agnieszka Zuber, University of Adelaide, Optical Detection of Low Concentration Elements Opportunity Fund Project. Agnieszka hails from Poland […]