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ACG Publications and Training Products

The global mining industry continues to evolve at a rapid rate and mining professionals are asked to explore new ways of enhancing their performance and contributions. The ACG’s specialised publications can help industry personnel maintain and develop their skills, knowledge and capabilities.

Achieving high safety standards continues to be recognised as one of the basics for mining companies to become successful. It is therefore not surprising to find that the improvement for mine safety is consistently at the top of the priority list of most mining companies. The ACG addresses this industry concern through the provision of current, comprehensive and specific geomechanics related publications.

Mining is carried out in an environment that undergoes frequent and varied changes. The factors that affect the safety and productivity of a mine must be considered at a number of different levels prior to and during the extraction process. Workers are required to readily identify and avoid potential hazards. As these skills are likely to arise without prior experience, they must be imparted through state-of-the-art training. Recognising the vital importance of employee training to improve mine safety and production performance, the ACG’s training platform is designed to enhance the competency, knowledge and skill base of the mining workforce. For many mining companies, ACG training products have become an integral and essential component of their training programs.

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On the horizon….

The ACG team is working on a new publication, the Comprehensive handbook on Mine Fill. This publication will be a valuable reference for mining practitioners, early career geotechnical engineers, operating and regulatory professionals, consultants, academics, researchers and other mine fill peers.


The ACG seeks sponsorship to assist with the production of their Comprehensive Handbook on Mine Fill. Due to the evolving nature of the underground geotechnical mining industry and the necessity to have the most current information, the need for this handbook is long overdue.

Non-ACG Publications

Industry Guideline for Rockfall Risk Management and Management of Rockfall Risks in Underground Metalliferous Mines Reference Manual

Editors:  Professor Yves Potvin (Australian Centre for Geomechanics) and Paul Nedin (Underground Mining Solutions)
Publisher:  Minerals Council of Australia
ISBN:  909276935
Pages:  160 page reference manual and 9 page guideline

The ACG welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with the MCA on the development of a reference manual and guideline that provides underground mining and technical personnel with an essential source of information related to the management of rockfall hazards.

Free copies of the reference manual and guideline can be downloaded from the below links, or contact the MCA.
Rockfall Guidelines
Rockfall Reference Manual