Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia
PERTH (Scrap Register): Iron Ore is the latest in a well-established and very successful international conference series that features the latest developments in the genesis, geology, exploration, mining and proce ssing of iron ores, including new projects now under development. Once again, the conference is being jointly organised by The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and CSIRO.
The conference theme Shifting the paradigm is a testament of how the iron ore companies are challenging existing industry practices and beliefs while expanding current operations and developing new mines based around new ore types.
-- Exploration, including ore genesis, geology, geophysics and geochemistry.
-- Geostatistics and ore reserve estimation covering geostatistical methods and reporting requirements.
-- Ore characterisation, including classification, mineralogy, petrology and geometallurgy at regional, mine and orebody scale.
-- Mining, including all aspects from pit design and optimisation to blasting, ore haulage and grade reconciliation.
-- Processing, including materials handling, crushing, screening, grinding, beneficiation, dewatering, filtration, tailings disposal, granulation, sintering, pelletising and value adding.
-- Automation, including process control, autonomous vehicles, drones and remote operation.
-- Project optimisation and development, including cost reduction and debottlenecking.
-- Health, safety, environment and community, including regulatory, environmental, heritage, community, reducing emissions and carbon footprint, water conservation, mine rehabilitation, mine closure and safety issues.
-- Technical marketing, including market outlook and the impact of product quality on iron and steel making.
-- Logistics and utilities, including road, rail, shipping, port, pumping, water, gas and electricity supply.
-- New equipment, including development, performance and industry needs