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Specialised Geo to Sponsor AusRock 2014 in Sydney


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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