Underground mining continues to progress at ever deeper levels and industry is now extracting mineral reserves at depth that previously would have been considered unmineable. Deep mining is a very technical and challenging environment.
A high level of understanding and technically sound approaches are essential to deal with the significant geotechnical (from squeezing ground to rockbursts) and logistical (transportation) issues of deep and high stress mining, and best practice and innovation need to be implemented.
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Professor Yves Potvin
Professor of Mining Geomechanics
Australian Centre for Geomechanics
Yves joined the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at The University of Western Australia in 1998 and was Centre director 2000-2019. Professor Potvin has published more than 100 articles and is the editor/co-editor of 16 conference proceedings/books. He has over 35 years’ experience in rock mechanics and mine design and has previously held managerial positions at Mount Isa Mines, the Noranda Technology Centre and worked as a mining engineer at Noranda Mines, Gaspe Division