This project is the result of a collaboration between the ACG and Newcrest Mining Limited to define best practices in managing seismic risks in underground mines. A benchmarking campaign was conducted to assess the seismic risk management practices at 16 underground mining operations each experiencing different levels of seismicity. The following mines were visited by Craig Jones, Geoffrey Newcombe, David Cuello and Yves Potvin:

Face to face interviews were conducted with site personnel of the following operations:

Telephone/Skype interviews were conducted with personnel from the following operations:

To supplement the data collected during the interviews, a separate survey was distributed to mXrap sponsors asking how frequently various seismic analysis techniques were used onsite. There were 30 responses to the seismic analysis survey from a variety of operations around the world and the results will be discussed in the relevant sections below.