Chris Beal, CEO
Over the past decade, the mining industry has had to face a challenging scenario for its operation, from productivity challenges to overcoming natural factors such as decreasing ore grades, deeper deposits, and harder rock mass. Today, combined with an increasing environmental and social awareness, the industry is constantly striving to work in enhancing its processes along the whole value chain. In this regard, innovation plays a crucial role by providing suitable solutions to surpass these difficulties, ensuring the continuity and sustainability of the mining activity. NextOre, an industry-leading technology provider, enables mining companies to implement measurable efficiency improvements by allowing them to move forward in environmental sustainability, site consumption, and unit costs. Formed in 2017, the company brings together technical and commercial expertise to guide its clients through all stages of sorting implementation, from technical and economic studies to detailed materials handling design and installation.
NextOre’s Magnetic Resonance technology was developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), a global leader in both R&D and technology commercialisation.
As a culmination of decades of research and development, having invented disruptive technologies including WiFi and polymer banknotes, CSIRO’s Magnetic Resonance technology has proven unparalleled accuracy and speed of grade measurements in mining applications. “The Magnetic Resonance technology is a fundamentally new sensing technique, similar to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, that delivers unparalleled measurement accuracy and speed for use in bulk ore sorting,” - Rob Adamson, Director of NextOre.
By fitting over industry-standard conveyor belts, the Magnetic Resonance technology’s sensor provides near-instantaneous whole-of-ore grade estimates. With these highly accurate, real-time measurements, it enables operations to divert waste material which results in higher grade and lower tonnage mill feed. Thus, NextOre’s industry-leading technology is helping improve measurable efficiency improvements allowing mining companies to take a leap forward in environmental sustainability, site consumption, and unit costs. In addition, the Magnetic Resonance technology includes analysis of orebody suitability to ore sorting, minerals testing, economic impact assessment, scoping studies with detailed materials handling and infrastructure engineering design for installation and commissioning.
The Magnetic Resonance technology is a fundamentally new sensing technique,similar to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, that delivers unparalleled measurement accuracy and speed for use in bulkore sorting
Originally established in 2017 as a joint venture between CSIRO, RFC Ambrian and Worley, NextOre is proudly Australian and headquartered in Sydney. Today, the company is working with Australian and international partners to add value to mining and minerals processing operations all over the globe. “Over the 3 years, NextOre has come a long way since it was formed and is able to deliver a full sensing and sorting solution from concept to implementation,” Rob Adamson