February 2018

The Top 10:

Green Sweep

February 28, 2018

Centric project management system. All projects received ‘green lights’ from their industry reviewers and from the CEO in their September Quarterly Reports.  This shows that projects are delivering against their milestones as they draw to a close.  The green lights […]

CT Drilling Cost Model

February 28, 2018

RoXplorer® site layout with two systems deployed. Our CT Project team has developed a comprehensive financial model including all drilling costs to evaluate whether $50/metre is achievable.  The model was initially created in 2014 to identify and track how we […]

RoXplorer® Training for Curtin University Staff

February 28, 2018

Left to right, Siamak Mishani, Masood Mostoffi, Christopher Legat and Nathan Tarom (all Curtin University). Curtin University took delivery of the second prototype of the RoXplorer® Coiled Tubing Drill Rig in September 2017. This rig will position Curtin centrally with […]

SA Government Signs off on Remediation of DET CRC’s Brukunga Drilling Research and Training Facility (DRTF)

February 28, 2018

Remediated Brukunga DRTF site. Remediation is a critical part of the mining cycle, and so it is for DET CRC’s operations at Brukunga.  We reported on the closedown of the Brukunga DRTF in the last issue of EXPLORE.  We can […]

Evolution of the Autonomous Televiewer for Coil Tubing Drill Rigs

February 28, 2018

Autonomous Televiewer for Coil Tubing Drill Rigs. After its maiden voyage during our 2017 Annual Conference drilling technology demonstration, the CT televiewer has undergone several improvements. It is fitted with an upgradeable 8 Mega Pixel camera capable of recording 30 […]

Heavy Mineral Indicator (HMI) Algorithm Applied to AutoShuttle Spectral Gamma Data

February 28, 2018

Left:  HMI log derived from spectral gamma data recovered during testing of the AutoShuttle at Brukunga.  Right:  Hoang Nguyen (Curtin University) downloading data from the AutoShuttle. The AutoShuttle is designed for routine acquisition of ultra-high resolution spectral gamma data while […]

Lab-at-Rig® XRD Mineralogy Improved By Coupled Processing With XRF

February 28, 2018

Automated XRD analysis of powder mixture with coupled inversion prototype.  Lower mineral list is from XRD only, upper list is XRD constrained by pXRF data.  The orange box highlights low concentration minerals identified in the XRD-only processing, but excluded in […]

Who Says You Can’t Get Textural Information From CT Drilling?

February 28, 2018

Justin Payne (UniSA Geologist) admires textures in a thin section of basalt from the CT drill hole MSDP15, prepared by DET CRC researcher Ben van der Hoek. Petrological thin sections prepared from Coiled Tubing (CT) drilling samples can provide textural […]

Updated Seismic Exploration for Mineral Deposits Summary Table Available

February 28, 2018

Screenshot of the “Seismic exploration for mineral deposits case study table”.  Blue text is linked to images and publications relevant to each case study. DET CRC is proud of its role in helping to raise the profile of seismic as […]

GeoLIBS® Offered For Commercialisation

February 28, 2018

A screenshot of the main form of GeoLIBS® software with a menu across the top and key functions on the toolbar. Our GeoLIBS® software allows semi-automated processing of LIBS data, i.e. it has in-built universal calibration curves that needs little […]



Barrick Gold Drilling Technology Workshop Discusses RoXplorer®

February 28, 2018

RoXplorer® CT drill rig. Soren Soe (Program 1 Leader) and Robbie Rowe (Manager Research Integration) were invited to […]


Commercialisation Workshop Held

February 28, 2018

Lab-at-Rig® A Commercialisation Opportunity Workshop was held via webinar on 6 February 2018.  The technologies discussed were 1) […]


MRIWA Grant to Boost Drilling Fluid System

February 28, 2018

Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia. The development of RoXplorer®’s drilling fluid system will be further progressed thanks […]


MinEx CRC Interview Held

February 28, 2018

Left to right, Andrew Scott (Barrick Gold), David Giles (UniSA), James Johnson (Geoscience Australia), James Cleverley (Imdex), Chris […]


Postgraduate Completions Clock

February 28, 2018

Postgraduate Completions Clock. 30 June is fast approaching, by which time we hope to reach our target of […]


2018 Meeting Calendar

February 28, 2018

2018 Meeting Calendar. The 2018 Meeting Calendar is now available to download via the Events page of our […]



February 28, 2018

DET CRC @ PDAC 2018. We invite you to attend our sponsor only briefing held in conjunction with […]


Final Science Steering Committee Meeting

February 28, 2018

The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA. A final meeting of our Science Steering Meeting will be held on Thursday […]


Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem Wins Innovation Award

February 28, 2018

Agnieszka Zuber (left) and Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem (right) both from the University of Adelaide. Congratulations to our Project Leader […]


Curtin University Drilling Mechanics Lab Video

February 28, 2018

Curtin University Drilling Mechanics lab video. A new video on the team at the Curtin University Drilling Mechanics […]


Centric Report Summary

February 28, 2018

A summary of reports loaded onto Centric in Quarter 4 2017 is available via the link below:=. Centric […]


Know Your Researcher: Hoang Nguyen Curtin University, Project 2.2

February 28, 2018

Hong Nguyen (left) and Michael Carson (right) both from Curtin University. Hoang Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Engineering […]