Underground mining continues to progress at deeper levels and industry is now extracting mineral reserves at depth that previously would have been considered unmineable. Deep mining is a very technical and challenging environment. A high level of understanding and technically sound approaches are essential to satisfactorily deal with the significant geotechnical (from squeezing ground to rockbursts) and logistical (transportation, ventilation) issues of deep and high stress mining, and best practice and innovation need to be implemented.

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics looks forward to hosting the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining in Perth in March 2017. This follows the previous conferences held in Sudbury, 2014; Perth, 2012; Santiago, 2010; Perth, 2007; Quebec City, 2006; Johannesburg, 2004; and Perth, 2002.

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  • Sponsorship opportunities available for Deep Mining 2017, limited number of booths remaining. Click here for details.
  • Free download available! Download your copy of a paper from the Deep Mining 2014 proceedings here.
  • 140+ underground mining practitioners are already registered to attend the conference.
  • Exciting new ACG initiative! The Deep Mining 2017 conference proceedings will be accessible online from 28 March, courtesy of our Open Access Sponsor, SRK Consulting.
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  • Rockburst and seismicity
  • Rock mass characterisation – data management and interpretation
  • Seismic hazard/risk
  • Geotechnical design methodology
  • Ground support – dynamic support design/selection and element performance
  • Seismic monitoring and analysis
  • Ground control
  • In situ stress determination – measurement and seismic inversion
  • Numerical modelling methodology
  • Rock mass characterisation – property inference techniques
  • Ventilation/mining method
  • Seismic responses and re-entry analysis
  • Understanding rock failure
  • Managing challenging conditions
  • Overbreak and rockfall – measurement technology and application
  • Ground support – squeezing ground and weak rock