International Conferences on Block and Sublevel Caving
Next event to be held in 2026
The only dedicated cave mining international event globally
- View the Caving 2022 conference papers freely from the ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings.
- The next Caving conference will be held in 2026.
The Block and Sublevel Caving Conferences 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 Conference on Block and Sublevel Caving in Australia in 2022.
The ACG’s priority is the safety and well-being of the delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors of our further education and training conference and events. All attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in person; the ACG looks forward to welcoming many cave mining industry professionals to Adelaide in August 2022. Worldwide delegates are able to participate via a leading online event platform. Presentations will be available on-demand for three months post-event.
This follows previous events held in Cape Town, 2007; Perth, 2010; Santiago, 2014; Vancouver, 2018.
- Ground support
- Case studies
- Rockburst and seismicity
- Hydraulic fracturing
ACG Online Repository Testimonial
Past, present and future cave mining projects in Australia*
Black Rock Cave
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.