During the 09th and 11th of June 2021, the 7th International Conference of Geology and Mine Planning Geomin - Mineplanning 2021 was held, an event organized by the Department of Mining Engineering of the University of Chile, the Catholic University of the North, Queens University, and Gecamin.
As usual, the focus of the Conference was on the areas of Geology, Geostatistics, and Mine Planning, being a meeting point for industry professionals, executives, academics, and researchers to exchange knowledge and experiences in their respective areas.
The Delphos Mine Planning Laboratory actively participated in the Conference through 4 technical presentations co-authored with other academics from national and international universities and a technical course. In addition, Dr. Nelson Morales was the Program Director of the Conference.
Presentations with extended abstract correspond to:
- Luis Álvarez & Nelson Morales: Optimization of short-term preparation planning in caving panel.
- Mohammad Maleki (Universidad Católica del Norte), Enrique Jélvez, Nelson Morales & Xavier Emery (Department of Mining Engineering, University of Chile): Assessing the impact of geology, ore grades and recovery uncertainties into production scheduling.
- Stefano Utili (Newcastle University, UK), Andrea Agosti (Newcastle University, UK) & Nelson Morales: OptimalSlope: a software to determine optimal pitwall shapes which maximises mining financial returns while minimising carbon footprint.
- David Meneses (University of Antofagasta), Enrique Jélvez: Production planning with flexible production capacities in open pit mining.
The technical course, titled: Mine planning tools under uncertainty: from concepts to practice, consisted of 3 modules and was held before the Conference, on June 7th, and basic concepts were addressed that allow understanding how uncertainty can be modeled in mining and then two exercises were presented using the DOPPLER and DSIM software tools, which allow to make plans or analyze the variability of a plan under geological or operational uncertainty, respectively. This course was taught by researchers Dr. Nelson Morales, Dr. Enrique Jélvez, and engineer (MEng) Héctor González.