The series of International Conferences on Mine Closure is a fixture on the calendars of many mining professionals, providing topical and high quality papers and presentations on a range of topics of immediate interest and relevance. A key feature of the conference series is the diversity of disciplines and expertise that come together to focus on the pressing issues facing the mine closure community globally.
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Following on from previous symposia, the Australian Centre for Geomechanics team looks forward to hosting Ground Support 2019 in Canada.
The International Ground Support Symposia have been a fundamental platform for advancing ground support excellence in mining and underground construction for more than 35 years.
Slope Stability 2020 will provide a forum for open pit mining and civil engineering practitioners, consultants, researchers and suppliers worldwide to exchange views on best practice and state-of-the-art slope technologies. Best practice with respect to pit slope investigations, design, implementation and performance monitoring will be discussed during the symposium.
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/
The Block and Sublevel Caving Symposia provide a platform for mining companies to be kept informed of the latest technological developments from caving research carried out by industry and academia.
The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, a not-for-profit mining research organisation at The University of Western Australia, looks forward to hosting the Fifth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving in Australia in 2022.