Caving 2018

October 15-17, 2018

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics looks forward to hosting the Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving in Vancouver in October 2018. This follows previous symposia held in Santiago in 2014; Perth, 2010 and Cape Town, 2007.

The growing popularity of caving methods around the world is largely due to the very low production cost and the intrinsic safety associated with the mining approach. It is often the only viable mining method for some of the lower grade massive orebodies that are becoming too deep for open pit mining. Cave mining has become one of the most research intensive areas of mining engineering in recent times. Mining companies need to be kept informed of the latest technological developments from caving research, and researchers require a regular platform to present their results and interact with industry practitioners.

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DAY 1

SESSION 3: CAVE MECHANICS AND NUMERICAL MODELLING

Three-dimensional simulation of cave initiation, propagation and surface subsidence using a coupled finite difference - cellular automata solution Y Hebert, G Sharrock, Itasca Australia Pty Ltd, Australia

Numerical simulations of a centrifuge model of caving D Cumming-Potvin, J Wesse/oo, Australian Centre for Geomechanics and The University of Western Australia, Australia; M Pierce, Pierce Engineering, USA; T Garza-Cruz, L Bouzeran, Itasca Consulting Group, USA; SW Jacobsz, E Kearsley, University of Pretoria, South Africa

DAY 3

KEYNOTE ADDRESS & SESSION 11: DRAW CONTROL/FRAGMENTATION (2)

REBOP-FLAC3D hybrid approach to cave modelling MA Fuenzalida, Itasca Consulting Group, USA; ME Pierce, Pierce Engineering, USA; T Katsaga, Itasca Consulting Canada, Canada

SESSION 13: SUBSIDENCE AND MONITORING

lnSAR as a practical tool to monitor and understand large-scale mining-induced ground deformations in a caving environment K Makitaavola, BM Stockel, TSavilahti, Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB), Sweden; J Sjoberg, Itasca Consultants AB, Sweden; J Dudley, MA McParland, R Morin, MDA Geospatial Services, Canada

VENUE

Vancouver Convention Centre West Building
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Canada