Pre-conference workshop

Kalgoorlie Super Pit

Prior to the conference, the following workshops will be offered. When registering you may select which workshop you wish to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop for in-class exercises.

Open Pit Mine Planning and Optimisation

Date: Saturday 30 November 2019
Time: 8:30am to 5pm
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, classroom TBC
Cost: $AUD 1000 per person (including tea break and lunch break)

TimeActivity
8:30am - 9:00amTea
9:00am - 11:00amMine Life Planning
  • Workshop introduction
  • Stages in the life of a mine and mine planning
Ultimate Pit Limit Calculations
  • Stripping ratio and hand methods
  • Computerise methods
    1. Moving Cone Algorithm (MC)
    2. Lerchs and Grossmann's Algorithm (LG)
    3. Maximum Flow Algorithm
11:00am - 11:30amTea break
11:30am - 12:30pmMine Production Scheduling
  • Introduction to mathematical programming
  • Production scheduling problem formulations (single, multi period)
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch break
1:30pm - 3:00pmMine Production Scheduling (continued)
  • Production scheduling problem formulations (single, multi period)
  • Blending problems
Mine Production Scheduling (Lab)
  • Excel based solver
3:00pm - 3:30pmTea break
3:30pm - 5:00pm Mine Production Scheduling (Lab)
  • Excel based solver

Underground Mine Planning and Optimisation

Date: Sunday 1 December 2019
Time: 8:30am – 5pm
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, classroom TBC
Cost: $AUD 1000 per person (including tea break and lunch break)

TimeActivity
8:30am - 9:00amTea
9:00am - 11:00amMine Life Planning
  • Workshop Introduction
  • Underground Mine Planning Process
11:00am - 11:30amTea Break
11:30 - 12:30pmStope Boundary Optimisation
  • Stope Boundary Optimisation
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch Break
1:30pm - 3:00pmMine Production Scheduling
  • Introduction to Linear and Integer Programming
  • Production Scheduling Problem formulations (single, multi period)
  • Holistic Optimisation of Underground Mines
Mine Production Scheduling (Lab)
  • Excel Based Solver
3:00pm - 3:30pmTea Break
3:30pm - 5:00pmUnderground Development Optimisation
  • Currently available methodologies
  • Critical Path Method (PERT/CPM)