|Event Start Date||04 September 2019|
|Event End Date||05 September 2019|
Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
14 View Point Rd, Bardene, Boksburg, 1459, South Africa
Surface Mining 2019 Sponsorship Packages.pdf
Surface Mining Masterclass Announcement & Registration Form 10042019.pdf
Surface Mining Masterclass Prelim Programme & CFP 11042019.pdf
As the mining industry is rapidly pursuing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - definitely the right thing to do – there is still a need to keep the miner grounded in leading practices in the field of surface mining. For example, poor drilling or the incorrect selection of the blast hole diameter can lead to poor blasts which impacts on the whole mining process such as highwall stability, fragmentation, loading and hauling, dilution, mining loss and increased comminution costs - just to name a few. Incorrect equipment selection or matching of equipment results in unoptimized cycle times and higher operating costs.
The objective of the symposium is to reinforce learning around the surface mining cycle. The mining cycle is an interrelated process whereby drill-blast-load-haul impacts on each other as well as other aspects to surface mining e.g. safety, highwall design and stability, environment and economic sustainability. The symposium’s objective is to review specifics aspects of the mining cycle so as to inform the attendee of leading practices in the area of surface mining.
|Day 1 – 4 September 2019|
|09:00–10:00||Drilling Session 1|
|10:15–10:45||Drilling Best Practice|
|13:30– 15:0||Equipment Selection|
|Day 2 – 5 September 2019|
• High Wall Stability
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator.
The Symposium is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for this event. Papers will be peer reviewed and published and will be selected for either an oral or poster presentation. 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:
Camielah Jardine, Head of Conferencing
Telephonic enquiries may be made at Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7
6 May 2019 Submission of abstracts
1 July 2019 Submission of final paper
4–5 September 2019 Conference