Webinars

Coal flotation with oscillatory air supply

5 March 2021 9:00am10:00am
This webinar will cover the following: (a) A new micro-bubble generation technique; (b) A mechanical method to improve the flotation performance of difficult-to-float coals (ultrafine & oxidised); (c) A potential method to increase transfer efficiency that can be applied to other three-phase systems.

Mining Economics

2 March 2021 9:00am10:00am
Mining Economics and Strategy was published in 1998 and has become one of the biggest selling mining textbooks worldwide. In this webinar the book's writer Ian Runge, discusses how he is updating the book to include greater recognition of other professional disciplines and on handling decision-making in times of uncertainty.

Challenges in translational research to develop innovative environmental technologies

26 February 2021 9:00am10:00am
In this seminar, Professor Longbin Huang will share his experience in developing eco-engineering technologies for rehabilitating tailings, for highlighting the critical considerations required in the R&D process to develop game-changing technologies.

Managing Risk in 2050 – Imagining the things we won’t be able to live without

2 February 2021 9:00am10:00am
This webinar will frame some of the challenges we face in managing risk today and explore how advances in technology could change the way we work in the future.
Anglo American’s Mine Closure Toolbox (version 3): A Journey of Integration

Anglo American’s Mine Closure Toolbox (version 3): A Journey of Integration

20 November 2020 9:00am10:00am
Integration across the many disciplines that have a role to play in mine closure, particularly Life of Mine planners, is critical to realise value through leading practice closure planning and execution.
Aligning technical disciplines into a strategic mine plan

Aligning technical disciplines into a strategic mine plan

13 November 2020 9:00am10:00am
Strategic mine planning is essential to maximise the value of the mineral resource and consider the long-term sustainability of the environment and community where we operate. This presentation will focus on the working relationships and integration between technical disciplines, to manage a broad range of mining related risks. Through examples of strategic mine planning, the presenters will highlight the coordination and deliberate connection between multiple technical themes and disciplines, focusing on the core technical activities and inputs, which align to essential business process and, incorporate external sustainability drivers.
Hexagon Mine Monitoring

Hexagon Mine Monitoring

6 November 2020 9:00am10:00am
This presentation will cover three aspects: 1) Who is Hexagon and what is their role in mining; 2) Hexagon mine monitoring and how they change how mining operations work; 3) Thoughts on technology direction in mining, and some consideration for current HDR students in developing rewarding careers.
The role of the mining industry in Chile and its immediate and middle-term outlook

The role of the mining industry in Chile and its immediate and middle-term outlook

27 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
When looking at the future in Chile, we see that relevant drivers for the mining industry fall into the category of increased uncertainty and decreased control. These drivers include, but are not limited to professional education, sustainable innovation, and attraction of foreign investment. This webinar will focus on how the rules of the mining game are rapidly changing and which opportunities arise for the Sustainable Minerals Institute as a consequence of those changes.
JKMRC: History, The Past, and The Future

50 Years of the JKMRC

23 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
Neville Plint will interview current and former staff members to revisit JKMRC’s history, to look at where we are now, and look forward to how the centre might look in another 50 years.

Flooding of abandoned tailings dumps – how to assess the risks?

20 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
Abandoned and inactive tailings storage facilities (TSFs) can pose environmental and health risks through failure or gradual release of contaminants into the atmosphere and/or water courses. This presentation will outline risk-based prioritisation options, describe the context in Chile, and then describe a study into using simplified flood models to prioritise TSFs in terms of their exposure to extreme floods.
Quebradona treasures – a novel greenfields flash flotation test and development of geometallurgical relationships

Quebradona treasures – a novel greenfields flash flotation test and development of geometallurgical relationships

16 October 2020 9:00am10:00am
Current flash flotation test techniques are targeted at operating plants. A laboratory batch test technique for greenfields operations was developed and will be described. Finding geometallurgical relationships to proxy data is often difficult and relationships mediocre. A slightly unusual method was followed to select samples for geomet testing and may have helped in developing exceptionally strong predictive relationships for almost all metallurgical parameters.
Safety - A Business Imperative

Safety - A Business Imperative

13 October 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
The safety expectations by individuals, society-at-large as well as companies has matured over time, and what was acceptable in the past is no longer acceptable and will evolve further in future. In this webinar Dr Kobus de Jager will examine actions taken to improve safety in six south African mines over a 10 year period, and looks at how the approach could be adopted by other companies

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