The ACG is proud to host the 21st International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings in Perth, 11-13 April 2018. Chaired by Richard Jewell, this seminar represents a valuable opportunity for academics, designers, practitioners, consultants and suppliers to discuss best practice, improved methods and technology, all with an emphasis on safety, efficiency and environmental impact. Seminar themes include, but are not limited to: thickening and filtration, rheology, surface disposal, backfill, closure and rehabilition.
A publication comprising of papers presented by the paste and thickened tailings professionals at the seminar will be available to purchase following the event and freely available online through our online repository.
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The ACG looks forward to hosting the Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving in Vancouver in the second half of 2018. This follows previous symposia held in Santiago in 2014; Perth, 2010 and Cape Town, 2007.
Cave mining has become one of the most research intensive areas of mining engineering in recent times. Mining companies need to be kept informed of the latest technological developments from caving research, and researchers require a regular platform to present their results and interact with industry practitioners
A publication comprising of papers presented by the mining professionals at the symposium will be available to purchase following the event and freely available online through our online depository.
The ACG’s First International Conference on Mining Geomechanical Risk seeks to provide a forum for mining geomechanical practitioners around the world to improve on assessing, quantifying, communicating and managing mining geomechanical risk to maximise shareholder value and advance mine safety.
This inaugural conference is applicable to all geomechanics practitioners, consultants, researchers and mining engineers across all mining geomechanics disciplines, as well as senior executives tasked with managing business risks.
The conference will address risk from geotechnical fields in mining including: surface and underground rock mechanics, tailings and backfill, environmental geomechanics and mine closure.
The ACG is in the process of producing Ground Support Systems in Underground Mines – A Guide. This practical guidance and advice handbook is a key deliverable of an ACG research project on Ground Support Systems Optimisation (GSSO) funded by the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia and the global mining industry.
Commencing in 2013, the project explores whether it is possible to optimise ground support systems, with the aim to maintain, if not improve, mine safety whilst reducing costs and/or time components. The project features three sub-projects: probabilistic ground support design; the use of numerical modelling for ground support design; and benchmarking of current ground support design practices. The results from these sub-projects feed into the contents of the Guide.
For detailed information about the GSSO project, please visit: http://gsso.com.au/
Unsaturated Soils Guidelines (Volume 1)
These new ACG guidelines will detail the key aspects and behaviour of unsaturated soils. This is the first volume in potentially a series of volumes on this highly topical and relevant subject matter. The editors are Professors Ken Mercer, Adjunct Associate Professor Environmental and Mining Geomechanics, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Australia, Professor Harianto Rahardjo, Head of Division of Infrastructure Systems and Maritime Studies, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Alfrendo Satyanga, Research Associate, Nangyang Technological University, Singapore.