The ACG team and its associated organisations and individuals are currently creating the following publications to be launched in the near future. For an update regarding any of the following publications please contact the ACG.
Paste 2013The Paste and Thickened Tailings Seminar, held every year since 1999, is the leading forum for practitioners in field to meet, deliberate, and exchange knowledge and information. In 2013, the seminar will be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, one of the world’s major mining centers.
The scope of the 2013 seminar is expanded to address technologies of particular relevance to the Brazilian mining industry. Paste 2013 will attract practitioners and specialists in tailings thickening, dewatering, flocculation, filter pressings, and filtration. Paste 2013 will include topics such as the pumps, pipelines, transport technologies, and operational and management practices for tailings of reduced water content.
A hardbound publication comprising of papers presented by mining professionals at the seminar will be available to purchase from the ACG from July 2013.
Slope Stability 2013Slope Stability 2013 will provide a forum for open pit mining and civil engineering practitioners, consultants, researchers and suppliers worldwide to exchange views on best practice and state-of-the-art slope technologies. Best practice with respect to pit slope investigations, design, implementation and performance monitoring will be discussed during the symposium.
A USB stick containing the colour proceedings comprising of papers presented by the mining professionals at the symposium will be available to purchase from the ACG from late 2013.
Mine Closure 2013
The Eighth International Conference on Mine Closure brings together industry experts from around the world to provide opportunities for networking, presenting research findings, and sharing best practice around minimising the environmental and social impacts of mine closure.
The conference is hosted by the Eden Project, a visitor attraction, educational charity and regenerated clay pit situated within the UK’s Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
Mine Fill 2014
Mine fill is recognised as an integral component of most underground mining operations. The stability of and safety within underground mines are enhanced by the closely controlled placement of mine fill into stope voids. The 11th International Symposium on Mining with Backfill will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of the application of mine fill, with many case studies expected from both underground and open pit mines.
Minefill 2014 will be of interest to mining practitioners, engineering students, operating and regulatory professionals, consultants, researchers and interested individuals and groups from within the wider community. It is expected that the technical programme will include comprehensive and highly relevant technical papers emphasising innovation and application of the state-of-the-art mine fill technologies by mine operators in their quest to improve mine safety and productivity. There will be a trade show and an active social programme.
A hardbound publication comprising of papers presented by the mining professionals at the symposium will be available to purchase from the ACG from late 2014.
Paste and Thickened Tailings – A Guide (Third Edition)
Work has started on updating the Paste Guide and it is anticipated that the third edition will be available sometime in 2014/15. This publication will showcase the significant advances that have taken place in the technology since the second edition was published in 2006.
At The University of Western Australia, Professor Jewell was responsible for establishing the Geomechanics Group within the Department of Civil Engineering in 1984, and subsequently the Australian Centre for Geomechanics in 1992. Throughout his professional career Richard has worked closely with the offshore oil and gas industry and the mining industry. Richard was the lead editor and contributing author of the two editions of the “Paste and Thickened Tailings – A Guide”. In 1999, he initiated and has since led the ACG’s annual paste and thickened tailings international seminar series. As a senior consultant, Richard contributes to and promotes ACG research projects and its further training and education platform.
Unsaturated Soils Guidelines (Volume 1)
These new ACG guidelines will detail the key aspects and behaviour of unsaturated soils. This is the first volume in potentially a series of volumes on this highly topical and relevant subject matter. The editors are Professors Ken Mercer, Professor Environmental and Mining Geomechanics, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Australia, Professor Harianto Rahardjo, Head of Division of Infrastructure Systems and Maritime Studies, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Alfrendo Satyanga, Research Associate, Nangyang Technological University, Singapore.
The ACG intends to launch this exciting new publication at our 2013 International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering to be held in Brisbane, Australia in September 2013.
Environmental Guidelines for Mine Waste Landforms, Design, Closure and Rehabilitation
Industry's increasing emphasis on best practice mine waste management and sustainable mine closure has provided impetus for the improved management of rock dumps and heap leach pads during operations to facilitate economical and robust final closure. It is the ACG's intent to document the latest industry advances, practices and methodologies and provide owners, operators and designers with a valuable reference related to the operation, management or closure of waste rock dumps and heap leach pads.