The Australian Research Council's Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transforming the Mining Value Chain (TMVC) encompasses a wide array of activities from exploration, discovery, ore deposit characterisation, and environmental assessment, through to mining, ore processing and waste rock disposal. The main objective is to improve efficiencies within this value chain, focussing on areas that will have a marked impact on the value of Australia's mineral resources, thereby benefiting the nation's economy. The minerals industry will benefit greatly through advanced mineral characterisation methods, and innovative technologies for their implementation, which will be able to be applied much earlier in the mining value chain. This will enhance decision making and maximise productivity and profitability at Australian mine sites.
Interview with TMVC PhD graduate Dr Stephanie Sykora talking about her project.