Media Releases and Articles




Optimizing Ground Support Systems (Engineering & Mining Journal)

July 2021

One educational institution with its finger firmly on the pulse of deep mining is the Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) at the University of Western Australia. There, Professor Yves Potvin and his team are developing knowledge and tools that can be used to optimize ground support systems. While these are currently being developed with standard ground conditions in mind, the team’s research will be vital in helping mines balance the cost of ground support with their tolerance for both safety and operational risk as they chase deeper orebodies in more extreme conditions too. Read more.

. . .




Vale Richard Jewell

October 2020

Associate Professor Richard Jewell was instrumental in establishing the Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) in 1992, a University of Western Australia (UWA) not-for-profit mining research centre, of which he was Director from 1992 to 2000. Richard passed in late September 2020 at the age of 87. He is fondly remembered by his family, friends, former industry colleagues and academics as a true gentleman, inspiring mentor, and energetic tailings champion. Read more.

. . .

Ground Support in underground mines book

March 2020

Australian Centre for Geoemechanics launches Ground Support for underground mines book. Read more.

. . .

Second International Conference on Underground Mining Technology Online Event Report

November 2020

The Second International Conference on Underground Mining Technology (UMT 2020) was held in Perth, Australia, 3-4 November 2020. The conference was the first hybrid event hosted by the Australian Centre for Geomechanics… Read more.​

. . .

Print This Page Print This Page