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In conjunction with Fight The Fight For Alex Fundraiser at GoFundMe, friends and relatives of Alex Lambert are also spearheading a charity event night entitled ‘Let’s Fight the Fight for Alex Charity Fundraiser’ on 25 June 2015 at Hotel Cessnock at 234 Wollombi Road, Cessnock NSW (the junction of Wollombi Road & Vincent Street).

The event, which starts at 6:30pm, will include live entertainment, charity auction canapés and refreshments with special guest MC.

Tickets are at $50 per head and numbers are limited. For all enquiries and ticket sales email fightdfight4alex@gmail.com or buy tickets direct from Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock City Motor Group or Sternbeck’s Real Estate.

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26 02/15

CEO events

Specialised Geo CEO Rachel Metcalf attended the newly formed NSW Underground Geotechnical Society’s inaugural meeting at UNSW School of Mining Engineering on February 25, 2015.

The whole day event was focused on Cable Bolting and its impact on business and current problems, and was sponsored by Mine Advice, Gordon Geotechniques, BBUGS, SG, Jennmar Australia, BASF and Megabolt.

Meanwhile, Rachel attended her first She Business Australia’s CBD lunch forum on Tuesday, February 24th. She Business holds monthly forum to share business insights among members.

she business australia meeting Feb 24 2015

Photo Credit: She Business

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AusIMM logo


Specialised Geo CEO Rachel Metcalf joined The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) at Member grade.

AusIMM is a respectable organisation was founded in 1893 and provides services to professionals engaged in all facets of the global minerals sector. Specifically, it provides recognition of professionalism and invaluable personal and professional development opportunities to all its members and enables them to provide high-quality professional input to industry and the community.

AusIMM is supported by a network of branches and societies in Australasia and internationally, and represents 14 000 members drawn from all sections of the minerals industry.

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This video is a compilation of photos of Specialised Geo slope remediation and geotechnical works at Mt. Keira, Wollongong, NSW. The project involved rock scaling, vegetation clearing & embankment regrading, rock catch fence installation, rock doweling, shotcreting, rockfall meshing, installation of Vertical columns and disposal of unsuitable materials in the upper slope; and rock anchors installation, inclined drains, scour protection & slope stabilisation, guard rail removal, concrete road widening and disposal of unsuitable materials in the lower embankment.

Visit our Featured Projects page to see other difficult access and slope stabilisation works that Specialised Geo have completed.

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Specialised Geo will be sponsoring the upcoming AusRock 2014: Third Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference that will be held on the 5th and  6th  November 2014 at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and will be  hosted by Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and UNSW Australia.  The conference will provide an update to all mining industry geotechnical personnel on best practice in both Australia and overseas and exchange information between the coal and metalliferous sectors.  The event will focus around new technologies and developments, industry needs, mine site problem solving, and practical case studies.


Keynote speakers are the following:


Professor Jim Galvin, Emeritus Professor, UNSW Australia, Galvin Associates, Australia

Keynote: The Significance of Superincumbent Strata Stiffness and Its Impacts on Coal Mine Design


Professor John Hadjigeorgiou

Director, Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program, Pierre Lassonde Chair in Mining Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

Keynote: Rock Support System Degradation and Performance Metrics


Professor Manchao He

Director, State Key Laboratory for GeoMechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mines and Technology, China

Keynote: Rockburst mechanisms and its control


Christopher Mark

Principal Roof Control Specialist, Mine Safety and Health Administration, USA

Dr. Christopher Mark is an international authority on strata control for underground coal mines. He has developed many engineering technologies that have been adopted into mining practice in the US and around the world, including the Analysis of Longwall Pillar Stability (ALPS), the Analysis of Retreat Mining Pillar Stability (ARMPS), and the Coal Mine Roof Rating (CMRR).


For keynote presenters bio and complete program, visit www.groundcontrol2014.ausimm.com.au


There will also be a trade exhibition at the Leighton Hall in association with the event.  Visit Specialised Geo at Booth no. 4.

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