Mine fill is recognised worldwide as an integral component of most underground mining operations. The stability of and safety within underground mines are enhanced by the closely controlled placement of mine fill into stope voids. The 11th International Symposium on Mining with Backfill explored both the theoretical and practical aspects of the application of mine fill, with many case studies from both underground and open pit mines.
Mine Fill 2014 attendees included mining practitioners, engineering students, operating and regulatory professionals, consultants, researchers and interested individuals and groups from within the wider community.
There were presentations from people from around the world working in very diverse environments, with a range of local expertise showing their unique problems but common solutions. These proceedings provide an excellent reference point for those people who are looking at the state-of-the-art and where the likely improvements are going to develop.