Organised by:

The AusIMM

Platinum Sponsors:

Atlas Copco



Celebrating 40 years


PDFApplication of technology

  • Long hole plug (LHP) - addressing the hazard of bogged rods in 'up holes'
  • Inflows into longwall mines from saturated spoil piles and inundated workings within the critical tensile strain zone
  • The CSA ventilation upgrade - geotechnical challenges and learnings
  • Digital imaging provides valuable insights into underground development mining
  • Improving safety through technology - Orica wireless electronic blasting system trials at Ernest Henry Mine
  • Telepresence - the application of remote control and automation technologies for increased safety and productivity in the underground mining industry
  • Innovation in mining - a contractor's role
  • Technology change in underground mining - things to keep in mind
  • Electrication - the path towards a diesel free undergound environment
  • Hot water management at PT Nusa Halmahera Mineral's Toguraci mine
  • The development and application of an optimisation tool to solve the complex sub-level cave load and haul challenges at Newcrest's Telfer mine
  • The use of three-dimensional laser scanning for deformation monitoring in underground mines
  • Shaft construction at the Goldfields Wallaby mine
  • Development of a long tendon bolting system utilising resin grouting technology
  • Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth - creating trust, commitment and results in operations
  • Fatigue risk in your operations - real or rubbish? actually depends

PDFImproving margins by increasing revenue side of equation

  • Towards an understanding of production costs at Australia's underground gold mines

PDFInnovation is not just technology

  • Mining automation human-systems integration - CMOC-Northparkes case study
  • Jumbo Guard
  • Mt Wright - managing unique risks
  • Modern mining - why bandwidth matters
  • Innovations in underground hard rock operator efficiency

PDFOccupational health, safety and environment

  • Attractive workplaces in future underground mining
  • Learnings from review of drawpoint management across NSW mines
  • Eight days entrapped - PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals rescue of a trapped miner
  • Trends in lost time injuries in underground mines
  • Productivity and safety improvements supported by MST's ImPact System at Glencore's Mount Isa copper operations

PDFUnderground mine design, planning and scheduling

  • Improving the performance of blind uphole rises at Ernest Henry Mine - case study
  • Productivity improvement through collaborative shift planning and tracking
  • Increasing stope recovery in an underground gold mine by using effective analysis, corrective action and employee engagement processes
  • Vertical and inclined raisebore performance at the Dugald River mine
  • Integrated drawbell and undercut scheduling using a computational tool at the Grasberg Block Cave Mine
  • An integrated approach to blasting, fragmentation and flow modelling in sublevel cave mines
  • Optimisation of cemented rockfill strength for open stope support

PDFUnderstanding your orebody, competent clever mine planning

  • A simple and accurate method for ore reserve estimation in caving mines
  • The evolution of production blasts at Ernest Henry Mine
  • Development of a mechanistic rock mass model for understanding and forecasting hangingwall overbreak
  • Blasting related indices as the key to underground blasting improvements in a challenging rock mass
  • Rockfill consolidation for the extraction of sill pillar stopes at Toguraci Gold Mine
  • The development of the Yaramoko Gold Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa