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5th Diamond - Source to Use 2013

Date 12 March 2013
- 13 March 2013
Location Misty Hills Conference Centre, Muldersdrift, Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg
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Diamonds-Source to Use 2013

12-13 MARCH 2013
Misty Hills Conference Centre, Muldersdrift

Being the fifth bi-annual conference in the series, the Diamonds-Source to Use series
targets the full spectrum of the diamond pipeline from exploration through to sales and
marketing. The last such conference was held in 2010 in Botswana and attracted a high
calibre of presenters.


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Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

The objective of the conference will be to provide a forum for the dissemination of information relating to the latest tools and techniques applicable to the diamond mining industry. This will consider all stages of the value chain, from exploration through to cutting, marketing and sales for both natural and synthetic diamonds.

Who should attend
Local, regional and international participants in:

- Geological theory of resource genesis
- Diamond exploration
- Resource and reserve development
- Project implementation
- Extractions, processing and beneficiation operations
- Sale and marketing
- Industry and state governance
- Diamond jewellery retail
- Synthetic diamonds

Preliminary Programme Topics

Keynote Speaker
Phillip Barton

SAIMM President Address
Dr Gordon Smith

The use of chemical and metallurgical parameters to enhance the economic
value of kimberlite resource models
Johann Steinfenhofer

Optimizing mobile equipment resources in massive mining
S. Nong

Use of auto mine process management for mobile fleet
S. Nong

Fit for purpose fracture in the liberation of diamonds
K. Peterson

Case Study: Integrating a rapid response operations management solution in minerals beneficiation for routine and scenario production planning
G. Lane

Advances in DMS control & instrumentation
G. Taylor

Remediation of the failed Cullinan advance undercut
T. Swanepoel, T. Van Strijp, A. Holder, B. Swarts, D. Beck, and Dr P. Bartlett

Case Study on scenario planning for long term life of mine planning
G. Lane and R. Holmes

Review of mudrush mitigation on Kimberley's old scraper block caves
G. Hilton, A. Holder, A. Rogers, Dr P. Bartlett, and G. Keyter

KX36 - Rediscovering the diamond exploration potential of the Central Kalahari in Botswana
A. Holder

A review of kimberlites in Lesotho and current mining and exploration projects
M. Lynn

The application of Kimberlite Indicator Mineral and Microdiamond analysis in
the assessment of kimberlites. Examples from Lesotho
O. Garvie

High chrome dense medium cyclone migration and wear measurements
F. Bornman

Commissioning and operating an autogenous mill at Karowe Diamond Mine
G. Ndlovu and L. van Niekerk

Mine planning process for an open pit diamond mining operation, a case study
on Letseng Diamond Mine in Lesotho
A. Madowe

Letlhakane Legacy - Tapping the tailings resource
Krugel / Popplewell

- Geology and exploration
- Mine projects
- Mining, metallurgical and beneficiation technology
- Rough diamond sales and marketing
- Cutting and polishing
- Financial services and industry analysis
- Diamond jewellery retail
- Industry governance and legislation
- Synthetic diamonds

Registration Fees

 Registration Fee: SAIMM / GSSA     R 8 899-00    
 Registration Fee: Non- SAIMM / Non- GSSA Members    R 9 999-00
 Registration Fee: Student / Retired Members    R 2 500-00

Please note:
- Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2013,
   for attending this event
- Registration fee does not include accommodation
- Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
- Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

The conference will be hosted at the Misty Hills Conference Centre, which is located in the Cradle of Humankind in Muldersdrift.

For more information visit:

Please Note: Registration fee does not includes accommodation

Key Dates

14 October 2012        Submission of abstracts

25 October 2012        Acceptance of abstracts

27 November 2012     Submission of papers

12-13 March 2013      Conference

Call for papers
The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:

Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Raymond van der Berg
Head of Conferencing 
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923