Finding a better way: AI propels Team OreFox to prize win in Explorer Challenge

July 25, 2019

Team OreFox is the winner of the OZ Minerals Explorer Challenge Genius Prize of A$25,000. Brisbane-based analytics and technology company OreFox , which uses artificial intelligence for mineral exploration and mining, was the brainchild of two exploration geologists, Warwick Anderson and Sheree...

Making data work harder: Avant Data Solutions harness machine learning in the Explorer Challenge

July 24, 2019

The OZ Minerals Explorer Challenge Insights Prize of A$25,000 has gone to a multidisciplinary team from Western Australia-based data science and machine learning consultancy Avant Data Solutions , who...

Flying start: Team Phar Lap innovates to succeed in the Explorer Challenge

July 23, 2019

Team Phar Lap represents a diverse cross-section of relevant disciplines for the OZ Minerals Explorer Challenge . The team is comprised of a mathematician (HK), a physicist (DE), a German-trained...

Global collaboration: Team SRK’s structural geologists think outside the box for Explorer Challenge

July 22, 2019

Structural geologists across SRK Consulting offices in Perth, Melbourne, Toronto and Vancouver formed Team SRK to compete in the OZ Minerals Explorer Challenge . The eight-person team is the winner of...

Don’t believe the hype: Team Guru triumphs in Explorer Challenge thanks to pragmatic approach

July 11, 2019

Meet Michael Rodda, Jesse Ober and Glen Willis, who, as Team Guru, are the winners of the OZ Minerals Explorer Challenge . The trio have earned themselves A$500,000 for their innovative yet grounded...

Unified vision: Multidisciplinary team DeepSightX a winning combination in Explorer Challenge

July 11, 2019

An impressively diverse team of researchers from the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and the Institute of Minerals and Energy Resources (IMER) – both hosted by the University of...

Old school, new school: Cyency team combines experience and innovation in Explorer Challenge

July 11, 2019

Hugh Sanderson, Derek Carter and Chris Green are the brains behind Cyency – the team that’s taken third prize in the OZ Minerals Explorer Challenge . The trio of experienced data science and...

Cracking start from deCODES: Early career researchers win student prize in Explorer Challenge

July 11, 2019

The varied skills of a group of Earth Sciences researchers from the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences (CODES) has secured them the student prize of A$50,000 in the OZ...

Startups provide a suite of streamlined site access solutions for BHP

July 5, 2019

In April 2019, world-leading resources company BHP engaged open innovation platform Unearthed to run an online crowdsourcing competition to access a range of solutions that could improve the site...

OZ Minerals uses open data and a $1 million incentive to unearth hidden treasure

June 27, 2019

The three month long journey to data-driven discovery on the Explorer Challenge concluded on Friday 31 May 2019, with over one thousand global participants from sixty-two countries digging through...