Fifth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving

May 2022 | Adelaide, South Australia

The only dedicated cave mining international event globally

Authors

Information and deadlines for authors.

Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

Attendees

Information for symposium attendees.

The Block and Sublevel Caving Symposia provide a platform for mining companies to be kept informed of the latest technological developments and caving research carried out by industry and academia. The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, a not-for-profit mining research organisation at The University of Western Australia, looks forward to hosting the Fifth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving in Australia in 2022.

This follows previous symposia held in Cape Town, 2007; Perth, 2010; Santiago, 2014; Vancouver, 2018.

Themes

  • Cave mechanics
  • Draw control and fragmentation
  • Mine planning and design
  • Cave front tracking
  • Ground support
  • Seismicity
  • Subsidence
  • Geotechnical monitoring
  • Numerical modelling

Click to view the first announcement brochure.

Principal Sponsor

Past, present and future cave mining projects in Australia*

Past Mines:

Block/Sublevel

Argyle

Ridgeway

Operating Mines:

Block Caving

Big Bell

Cadia

Northparkes

Sublevel Caving

Black Rock Cave

Capricorn Copper

Carrapateena

Ernest Henry

Telfer

Future Projects:

Block Caving

Perseverance

Savage River

Sublevel Caving

Carapateena

Mt Lyell (currently closed, may re-open)

*to the best of ACG’s knowledge. ACG does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. If changes/updates are required, please contact ACG.

The proceedings from Caving 2018 are freely available for download at the ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings

  • The ACG Ground Support in underground mines book is available for purchase here.
  • Caving 2022 abstract deadline is 7 October 2021.
  • Stay tuned for news on the Geomechanics of Cave Mining Hybrid Short Course, facilitated by Professor Yves Potvin, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, to be held 8am-12noon, 19-22 July 2021 in Perth, Western Australia.
  • Call to host associated workshop/course alongside the Caving 2022 Conference. Express your interest here.

Ph: (+61) 8 6488 3300
E-mail: info-acg@uwa.edu.au

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The University of Western Australia
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