CODES is the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits. Based alongside the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania, it has four satellite facilities (known as nodes). This structure of UTAS hub and nodes provides an exceptionally strong mix of skills and facilities by combining the research strengths of CODES with the diverse range of expertise available through the nodes. In addition there are a host of national and international partners, contributors and collaborators who interact regularly with, and form part of, the Centre's research programs.
Formed in 1989, the Centre has grown substantially over the years and is now widely regarded as a global leader in ore deposit research. It is home to a host of highly qualified research staff and post graduate students, further cementing its position as the largest university-based team of ore deposit researchers in the world.
CODES is focussed on outcome-driven research – built on teamwork, worldwide collaborations and excellence in education.
The CRC ORE's Environmental Indicators project group is based at the School of Earth Sciences (University of Tasmania).
CRC ORE is transforming resource extraction and the way it is evaluated by developing innovative techniques to upgrade ore between mining concentration. Through a systems approach encompassing orebody characterisation, metallurgical process design, Grade EngineeringTM and life-of-mine project evaluation, these technologies have the potential to dramatically reduce water and energy consumption while ensuring the viability of mines beyond high commodity prices.
Based at The Univerity of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute, CRC ORE began operations in July 2010 under the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program. The Centre is supported by AMIRA International, Anglo American Platinum, BHP Billiton, CAE Mining, JKTech, Newcrest Mining, Quantitative Group, Teck, The University of Queensland, QUT, the University of Tasmania and Xstrata.
Authorised by the Head of School, Earth Sciences
17 December, 2012