Open Pit Mining


The trend of open pit operations mining to deeper levels has seen an increased stress environment and a greater uncertainty about the mechanical behaviour of slopes, elevating mine worker safety and productivity risks. The ACG, through its open pit geomechanics research projects, events and training products, seeks to equip industry with advanced design and monitoring tools and state-of-the-art knowledge.

ACG Open Pit Mining Events

First International Conference on Mining Geomechanical Risk

For full details view the event website at This new ACG conference seeks to provide a forum for mining geomechanical practitioners around the world to ...

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Management of Moving and Unstable Slopes Workshop

This workshop provides a theoretical and practical framework for understanding and management of moving and unstable slopes. The workshop deals with the actions and approaches appropriate for personnel ...

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First Asia Pacific Slope Stability in Mining Conference

The Asia Pacific region faces unique challenges and environs with respect to pit slope investigations, design, implementation and performance monitoring. In order to provide a targeted forum ...

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Blasting for Stable Slopes Short Course

This course will examine the mechanisms and possible extent of damage to the rock structure behind the face from blasting and the influence that has on the ...

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Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop

Held alongside the First Asia Pacific Slope Stability in Mining Conference, the ACG’s Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring Workshop programme will include topics such as just in time monitoring ...

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Open Pit Mining Proceedings and Training Products

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