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, Pilbara Room
Cost: $AUD 1000 per person (including tea break and lunch break)

TimeActivityPresented by
8:30am - 9:00amTea break
9:00am - 9:30amMine life planning
  • Welcome and workshop introduction
  • Stages in the life of open pit mine planning
Prof. Erkan Topal
9:30am - 10:30am 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
Prof. Erkan Topal
10:30am - 11:00amTea break
11:00am - 12:30pmMine production scheduling
  • Introduction to mathematical programming
  • Production scheduling problem formulations (single, multi period)
Prof. Erkan Topal
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch break
1:30pm - 3:00pmTheories of cut-off grades
  • Context in strategic mine planning
  • Inputs to cut-off grade approaches

  • Breakeven approach

  • Lanes approach
A/Prof. Waqar Asad
3:00pm - 3:30pmTea break
3:30pm - 5:00pm Theories of cut-off grades
  • Lanes approach (continued)
A/Prof. Waqar Asad

Underground Mine Planning and Optimisation

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

TimeActivityPresented by
8:30am - 9:00amTea break
9:00am - 9:30amMine life planning
  • Welcome and workshop introduction
  • Underground mine planning process
Prof. Erkan Topal
9:30am - 10:30amUnderground optimisation
  • Stope boundary optimisation
Prof. Erkan Topal
10:30am - 11:00amTea break
11:00 - 12:30pmUnderground optimisation
  • Production schedule optimisation
Dr. Micah Nehring
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
1:30pm - 3:00pmStope blasting design and dilution control
  • Production ring blast design guideline
  • Production ring blast optimisation
  • Dilution control
Dr. Hyong Doo Jang
3:00pm - 3:30pmTea break
3:30pm - 5:00pmComputer optimisation in underground mine planning
  • Stope layout optimisation
  • Underground production schedule
Dr. Mehmet Cigla