Education Sessions

Information and techniques for meeting the world’s rapidly changing demands.

In addition to the Opening Session, MINExpo® featured 20 education sessions with information, case studies, and best practices for you to use today. Get updated on the latest trends, what’s on the horizon, and learn about new applications for equipment, products and services that are delivering results for others—and how your company can apply these to your operations and future plans.

All presentations from MINExpo 2016 are available below.

Monday, September 26 | 10–11:30 a.m.

OPENING SESSION | SOUTH BUILDING, ROOM S223

The Opening Session brings together mining industry leaders to discuss the impacts of recent market conditions and the industry’s significant role in global development, prosperity and sustainability.  A ticket is not needed – seating is first come, first served.

Participants:

  • Phillips S. Baker, Jr., president and ceo, Hecla Mining Co.
  • Harry M. “Red” Conger, president and COO – Americas and Africa Mining, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Kevin S. Crutchfield, CEO, Contura Energy, Inc.
  • Ted Doheny, president and CEO, Joy Global Inc.
  • Gary J. Goldberg, president and CEO, Newmont Mining Corp.
  • Denise C. Johnson, group president for resource industries, Caterpillar Inc., and Chair, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016

Moderator: Nina Easton, Fox News analyst and chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International



Tuesday, September 27 | 8–10 a.m.

MAINTENANCE | NORTH HALL, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N255

PRESENTATIONS
Employing Analytics and Automated Processes to Lower Maintenance Costs
L&H Design and Engineering: Increasing Safety & Production While Lowering Costs
The Value of Maintenance Cloud Computing for Contract Miners
Industrial Gas Best Practices for Maintenance and Reliability

PROCESSING | NORTH HALL, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N259

PRESENTATIONS
Schenck Process Introduces Screening Media RFID Technology to the Pilbara
Automated SAG Mill Speed Control Using On-contact Vibration Sensors
Improving Advanced Grinding Control to Maximize Mineral Throughput and Better Size Classification

RESEARCH | NORTH HALL, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N261

PRESENTATIONS
Research-to-Practice: Power of University-Based Research to Improve Profitability and Sustainability

SAFETY #1 | NORTH HALL, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N253

PRESENTATIONS
CORESafety® - Driving Continuous Performance Improvement
Current and Future Trends in Training for the Mining Industry
Case Study: Cost of Fatigue in a Mining Environment

SURFACE MINING #1 | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N257

PRESENTATIONS
Collision Avoidance Technology at Barrick Gold
Sonic Drilling for Mining Applications
Technology Improving Mine Efficiency and Environmental Impact
How GE Transportation is Approaching Big Data Solutions


Tuesday, September 27 | 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

AUTOMATION #1 | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N253

PRESENTATIONS
Komatsu FrontRunner® AHS Deployment, Discovery and Development
How the Industrial Internet Will Drive an Increasingly Efficient Mining Operation

MARKETS | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N255

PRESENTATIONS
Where Do We Go from Here? The Market Forces Changing Mining and the Outlook for Key Commodities

NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION PERSPECTIVE – NATIONAL ISSUES IMPACTING U.S. MINING | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N259

PRESENTATIONS
Rich Nolan, senior vice president, government affairs; Bruce Watzman, senior vice president, regulatory affairs; Tawny Bridgeford, deputy general counsel; Adam Eckman, associate general counsel; and Amanda Aspatore, associate general counsel, National Mining Association

UNDERGROUND MINING #1 | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N257

PRESENTATIONS
Improving Data Quality in Underground Mining Operations
In Cycle Laser Scanning Implementation for Rapid Underground Development
Lucky Friday #4 Shaft – Challenges and Possibilities
Mechanizing the Bolting Cycle in Stillwater Mining Company’s Small Drifts and Narrow Stopes (10 ft. Wide or Less)

U.S. MINE PROJECTS | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N261

PRESENTATIONS
Bringing Commercial Gold Mining Back to South Carolina
Golden Queen Mining Begins Production at California's Newest Gold Mine
American Uranium – Staying Competitive in a Low Price Global Market


Wednesday, September 28 | 8–10 a.m.

AUTOMATION #2 | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N255

PRESENTATIONS
Surface Mining Advancements: Enabling Blasthole Drill Automation
The Journey Toward Automation

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N259

PRESENTATIONS
Delivering Predictable, Profitable Growth: Newmont’s International Project Pipeline
Cerro Verde Expansion

RECLAMATION AND POST-MINING LAND USE | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N261

PRESENTATIONS
Midwest Stream Reclamation
A Model for the Co-Existence of Sustainable Coal and Mineral Production and Environmental and Economic Stewardship: The Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science (ARIES)
Pumpkin Hollow Project & Yerington Land Conveyance – An Alternative to Mine Closure – Mine Conversion

SAFETY #2 | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N253

PRESENTATIONS
Higher Level Training – Translating Safety Training to Competency
Productivity and Safety: Hearing Protection Can Enhance Both
New Innovations in Underground Mining Dust Collection and Suppression Systems
Fatigue Risk Assessment Case Study

UNDERGROUND MINING #2 | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N257

PRESENTATIONS
Effects of a Battery Powered Fleet on an Underground Mine Design
Boliden Mine Automation – Chasing the Bottleneck
Proximity Detection in Mining – Update on Underground Production Use


Wednesday, September 28 | 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

BULK MATERIALS HANDLING | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N257

PRESENTATIONS
Improving Mine Performance Through Reliable Solid Flows
Recent Transfer Point Improvement Projects in Hard Rock Mines
Optimization of Crushing and Grinding Circuits for Improved Recovery and Production

COAL | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N259

PRESENTATIONS
Productivity and Maintenance Enhancements Through the Use of Standards
Cost Optimization for Network Services
The Introduction and Advancement of Automated, Remote Roof Bolting in South African Coal Mines
Is Coal Preparation Still Relevant? – Reduce Ash and Minerals for Improved Thermal Combustion with Partial Washing

EXPLORATION (CANCELLED) | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N261

PRESENTATIONS
Dynamics Unfolding – Complex Geology Case Study of Tenke-Fungurume Mining District Deposits

SURFACE MINING #2 | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N253

PRESENTATIONS
Massive Advantage in Mining – Using Scrapers for Efficient Material Transportation
Mine Haulage Simulation – Simulation as a Decision Support Tool
Heap Leach Process – The Advantages of Surface Mining

WATER | NORTH BUILDING, UPPER CONCOURSE, ROOM N255

PRESENTATIONS
A New Approach to Mine Dewatering
Novel Use and Treatment of Waste Streams in Mining – Three Case Studies
An Assessment of the EPA Benchmark for Conductivity – How an Analysis Can be Misled by the Quality and Availability of the Underlying Data
The Journey to Water Stewardship