Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction – CRC ORE – and

first_imgThe focus of CRC ORE is to address key challenges facing the industry in terms of integrated evaluation (planning) and extraction (characterisation, mining and processing) of mineral deposits. Its primary goal  is to develop the capability to characterise and evaluate both the economic and environmental performance of alternative, integrated scheduling and extraction options. This includes new blasting technologies and comminution optimisation models.In July 2009 AMIRA International undertook to support the bid by the University Of Queensland (JKMRC and the Bryan Research Centre) for the establishment of the centre by allocating the value in P9 and P843 to the CRC ORE. This represents a significant proportion of CRC ORE’s cash funding from non-government sources. The total funding for the CRC is around A$60 million. Given the significance of its funding contribution AMIRA will take part as a CRC Core Participant to ensure that it can represent member interests in a proactive manner.AMIRA has worked with Professor Alan Bye, CEO of CRC ORE, over several months to develop a Participants Agreement that provides appropriate protection of the rights of sponsors of P9 and P843 as well as for AMIRA International. This agreement and the mode and basis of AMIRA’s participation in CRC ORE has been thoroughly reviewed and approved by the AMIRA Board.CRC ORE will deliver tangible products in the following areas:1. Characterisation: The development of analytical tests for characterising the economic and environmental implications of processing ore.2. Energy Reduction: The development of software and technology to optimise the economic and environmental impacts of mining operations to drive a significant reduction in energy usage across the value-chain. This includes assistance with the management of carbon pollution reduction schemes.3. Optimisation: Software to predict the economic and environmental impacts of different mining and processing options, which is expected to increase viable mineral reserves.The CRC ORE program is of particular relevance to P9 and P843 sponsors as it contributes considerable direction and resources to significantly progress capability around multi-component simulation and resource characterisation in an integrated manner. www.amirainternational.com.last_img read more

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16 objects you inexplicably collected as a kid

first_imgThe Greatest Toys of All Time Ever9. TrollsInexplicable.Flickr/Cali4beach10. PogsWas there some kind of game you were meant to play with these? Nobody really knew.Wikimedia Commons11. Sylvanian FamiliesMmmm. Felt-y.Flickr/Freddycat112. Top TrumpsNobody could ever agree on the precise rules. What did you do if there was a draw? Did the winner get to keep the cards? It was a high-stakes game.eBay13. RubbersAnd other things with which to stuff your bulging pencil case, likeFlickr/stevendepolo14. Gel pensFor example.Flickr/Public Domain Photos15. Eircom CallcardsThey never topped the George Michael edition though.ebay.ie16. …and sticksNothing like finding a good stick when you’re out on a walk. Then you’d insist on bringing it home. Then you’d discard it in the garden because you weren’t allowed bring it in the house.It’s tough being a kid.Flickr/abbydonkraftsWhat have we missed? What was stashed in your bedroom chest of drawers? Let us know in the comments…5 incredible gifs of Phil Lynott in Dublin>People running for trains in slow motion> 1. Kelloggs pencil toppersThe bigger and fluffier, the better.ebay2. Fancy paperOr  for the real aficionado: scented fancy paper.etsy.com3. MarblesThe ‘pearly’ ones were the best, obviously.Flickr/RebeccaBaray4. Knight Rider stickersOr any other stickers, really.You could put them in a book! You could put them on a folder! You could enrage your mother by plastering them on your bedroom wallpaper! Your call.Flickr/Andrei!5. Pro Set football cardsLook at the step-cut on Gazza.footballfilter.com6. Holy medalsNot for religious reasons, but because it meant you’d BEEN THERE. (With ‘there’ being Knock.)aro.ie7. Sea shellsCollected obsessively for the duration of your holiday in Trabolgan. Then forgotten forever. (Unless they started to smell and your mum made you throw them out.)Flickr/deeje8. Kelloggs bike wheel reflectorsSee also: those clicky things you put in your spokes. Man, they don’t make cereal boxes like they used to.last_img read more

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