Transformation of the Australian mining industry and future prospects
MetadataShow full item record
The rapid industrialization in recent decades has enormously increased demands for energy and mineral resources. At the same time, economically viable resources near the surface have been nearly depleted, and the mining industry is facing new challenges of processing low-grade ore, increasing depth, climate changes, and rigorous social and environmental constraints. Furthermore, accountability for major social and sustainable development problems in the mining sector has imposed a further economic burden on mining companies. These challenges in the mining industry can be solved through technical improvements and the optimization of the entire mining value chain using advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs) and automation techniques. This paper presents future prospects of the mining industry by reviewing the sustainable development in mining, the global trend of mining innovations and initiatives of major mining companies, and some new mining technologies in Australia. Furthermore, future prospects and blueprints of the mining industry are suggested.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Morrison- Saunders, A.; Pope, Jennifer (2013)Social responsibility should be embedded into all phases of the mining project cycle. This paper presents an account of recent policy and legislation for mine closure planning in Western Australia focusing on how social ...
Developing completion criteria for rehabilitation areas on arid and semi-arid mine sites in Western AustraliaBrearley, Darren (2003)Continued expansion of the gold and nickel mining industry in Western Australia during recent years has led to disturbance of larger areas and the generation of increasing volumes of waste rock. Mine operators are obligated ...
Promoting Aboriginal employment in the mining industry: a case study from the Goldfields Region of Western AustraliaBonney, Dennis Noel (2005)Over the past two decades, various efforts have been made to increase Aboriginal access to the employment and business opportunities offered by Australia’s mining industry. Those efforts have been given greater impetus ...