St Barbara has outlined a strategy focused on exploration and increased throughput to extend the mine life of its Leonora gold operations in Western Australia.
A research team from the University of Arizona has received $US500,000 ($679,217) from NASA for a moon mining technique using swarms of autonomous robots.
The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has begun developing extension applications at its Caval Ridge coal mine in Queensland, proposing an extra 31 years of mine life for the Horse Pit.
Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have found a use for a mining by-product in hydrogen fuel and lithium-ion batteries.
BHP has partnered with exploration technology company, KoBold Metals, in the hunt for metals and critical minerals to be used in clean energy technology.