AMIRA International – the mineral industry's partner of choice for collaborative research

AMIRA International Ltd is a member-based organisation of minerals companies and suppliers which develops, brokers and facilitates collaborative research projects.

Through this process a number of companies can jointly fund research and jointly share the benefits. This combined funding enables AMIRA to recruit the world's leading researchers to address industry problems and opportunities and to conduct sustained research which leads to the development of a stronger industry research base.

Latest News

AMIRA Newsletter - Issue 36, March 2014 AMIRA Sharing the Benefits Newsletter - Issue 36

The lastest AMIRA newsletter contains the following articles:

  • Research Leaders Roundtable
  • Top Researchers Present to the AMIRA International Board
  • P1147 - Space-Borne Hyperspectral Sensor
  • P1136 - In Situ Fracture Stimulation and Leaching Project
  • P9P Project Reaches Mid-Point with New Project Leader
  • Data Metallogenica
  • P260G - Flotation Technology
  • P1142 - Enhanced predictive capability for magmatic-hydrothermal Cu and Au exploration targeting
  • P1146 - Unmanned Aerial Systems for Exploration & Mining
  • AMIRA International supports CODES' Application for an ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub
  • AMIRA International Partners with Sustain our Africa (SoA) to co-host a congress "Sustainable Mining in Africa"
  • And many more articles...

  • AMIRA's Low Grade Copper Portfolio

    The AMIRA International Low Grade Copper Portfolio comprises a number of related projects aimed at significantly changing the economic viability of the large inventory of ore resources that are just below the economic cut-off grade for conventional processing. The projects in the Low Grade Copper project are:

  • P1134 - Heap Leach Scale-up for Liquid and Gas Dispersion
  • P1135 - Continuous Saturated Coarse Particle (Vat) Leaching
  • P1136 - In Situ Fracture Stimulation and Leaching
  • P1129 - Micro-Capsule Leaching

  • Project Portfolio

    The AMIRA International Project Portfolio is available for searches and browsing on the AMIRA website and provides basic project information to the general public.

    Members, Sponsors and Research Partners can access detailed project information by signing in.

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     this website's Terms and Conditions

    • Confidentiality periods apply for each project.
    • During the confidentiality period, both researchers and company participants will be required to keep project results confidential.
    • At the conclusion of the confidentiality period, intellectual property rights will remain with the researcher(s) and they will have sole right to publish project results and commercialise the intellectual property. Sponsors will have the right to utilise project results in their activities, whilst AMIRA will be able to provide copies of reports to its members on request.
    • The information found within the AMIRA International website is for your internal company use only and not to be circulated to third parties, sold or published in part or whole.

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    Recent Projects

    No. Project Title
    P1152 Bayer Precipitation and Alumina Quality
    Jun 2014
    P705C Improving Base Metal Electrowinning
    Nov 2013

    All Current Projects

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    Project Meetings

    Upcoming Sponsor Review Meetings

    No. Project Title Venue
    P1037 Stope Optimisation and Stope Layout Teleconference
    29 Jul 2014
    P1087 Integrated Tailings Management Tele/Web Conference
    30 Jul 2014
    P1004A DET CRC implementation Teleconference
    29 Aug 2014
    P934B West African Exploration Initiative Stage 3 Dakar, Senegal
    23 Sep 2014 ~ 24 Sep 2014
    P009P Mineral Processing Johannesburg - TBA
    11 Nov 2014 ~ 13 Nov 2014
    P925B 10th EMC 2015 Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, SA
    17 Mar 2015 ~ 20 Mar 2015

    Project participants can access Meeting documents by logging in to the AMIRA Extranet above and visiting the Project page under 'My Projects'