Research and education are imperative to the ongoing vitality and success of the minerals industry. The JKMRC has worked in close partnership with global mining companies for almost 50 years and has developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative research outcomes.
The JKMRC is the largest Australian research centre in its field and collaborates with major mining and mineral processing research groups worldwide. The research activities are sponsored by most of the major mining companies around the world as well as equipment and technology providers.
JKMRC produces world-class research outcomes applicable to a range of commodities. The key research goals are to maximise resource utilisation and to minimise energy and water use.
Research and postgraduate training programs deal with challenges in exploration, geometallurgy, comminution, separation and flotation. Other research areas include coal breakage and coal preparation. Core competencies include:
- Particle, ore and drill core characterisation
- Applied measurement techniques for process characterisation
- Process modelling, simulation and optimisation
The flagship research projects being undertaken at the JKMRC include:
- AMIRA P9P Optimisation of Mineral Processing through Modelling and Simulation
- AMIRA P843A Geometallurgical Mapping and Mine Modelling
- Rio Tinto Centre for Advanced Mineral Separation projects
- CRC ORE (Optimising Resource Extraction) projects