Technical SessionThe 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference is proud to present technical sessions hosted by some of the leading industry innovators from around the world. All technical sessions will be held at the Colorado Convention Center.


Technical Sessions At-a-Glance

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Bulk Material Handling: Conveyor Maintenance and Safety | 2:00 PM | Rm. 507
2:05 PM Constructing Toromoch’s 5.2 KM Conveyor through the Andes Mountains C. Torres and E. Michiels; Maccaferri Mining Solutions, Lithia, FL
2:25 PM Bulk Material Flowability Testing — What Is It And Why Does It Matter? C. Hartford and T. Holmes; Jenike & Johanson, San Luis Obispo, CA
2:45 PM The Importance of Being Conservative with the Packing Ratio in Discrete Element Modeling to Improve the Design Phase and Simulated Behavior of Transfer Chutes J. Amoroso; Overland Conveyor Co., Lakewood, CO
3:05 PM Maximizing Conveyor System Efficiency with New Drum Motor Technology A. Kanaris; Engineering, Van der Graaf, Shelby Township, MI
3:25 PM The different types of Conveyor Belts used in Mining L. Hoggan; Rema Tip Top, Oregon City, OR
Coal & Energy: Best of Ground Control | 2:00 PM | Rm. 711
2:05 PM Analysis of Coal Pillar Stability (ACPS): A New Generation of Pillar Design Software Z. Agioutantis and C. Mark; University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and
Mine Safety and Health Administration, Pittsburgh, PA
2:25 PM The Limitations and Potential Design Risks When Applying Empirically-Derived Coal Pillar Strength Equations to Real-Life Mine Stability Problems C. Hartford and T. Holmes; Jenike & Johanson, San Luis Obispo, CA
2:45 PM What factors over and above those included in the existing Coal Mine Roof Rating (CMRR) could als be predictive of roof instability in underground coal mines? M. Young, E. Holley and G. Walton; Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
3:05 PM Management of Initial Convergence Events at Broadmeadow Mine R. Coutts, K. Mills, D. Lynch and M. Martin; BHP, Moranbah, QLD,
Australia and SCT Operations Pty Ltd, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
3:25 PM Review of Evaluation and Design of Secondary Support Performance in Longwall Ventilation Entries B. Mirabile and E. Westman; Jennmar Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA and Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
3:45 PM Challenges of Mining the First Right Handed Longwall in Pittsburgh Seam J. Lu and G. Hasenfus; CONSOL Energy Inc., Southpointe, PA
Coal & Energy: Coalbed Methane, Shale Gas, & Carbon Sequestration | 2:00 PM | Rm. 706
2:05 PM New Perspectives on Supercritical Methane Adsorption in Shales and Associated Thermodynamics X. Tang and N. Ripepi; Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
2:25 PM Modeling Fluid Flow Behavior in Microbially Recharged Coalbed Methane Reservoirs R. Pandey and S. Harpalani; Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering,
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
2:45 PM Converting CO2 from Coal-fired Power Plants to Oxalic Acid S. valluri and S. Kawatra; Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological
University, Houghton, MI
3:05 PM Identification of the Main Variables that Affect the Spontaneous Combustion of Coal and Prevention Strategies for an Open Pit Mine in Colombia A. Daza, P. Bustamante and M. Bustamante; Materials and minerals, National
University of Colombia, Medellín, Colombia
3:25 PM Carbon Dioxide Capture from Flue Gas at Michigan Tech Steam Plant S. Root, S. valluri and S. Kawatra; Chemical Engineering, Michigan
Technological University, Houghton, MI
Coal & Energy: Dust Control I | 2:00 PM | Rm. 704
2:05 PM Float Coal Dust Sampling and Preliminary Analysis A. Kumar and S. Schafrik; Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY
2:25 PM Field Comparison of Roof Bolter Dry and Wet Collection Systems for Dust Control W. Reed, M. Shahan, G. Ross, D. Blackwell and S. Peters; CDC-NIOSH,
Pittsburgh, PA; J.H. Fletcher & Co., Inc., Huntington, WV and Deserado
Mine, Blue Mountain Energy, Rangely, CO
2:45 PM Thermogravimetric Analysis of Laboratory and Field Respirable Coal Mine Dust Samples to Determine Coal and Mineral Mass Fractions E. Agioutanti, C. Keles and E. Sarver; Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia
Tech, Blacksburg, VA
3:05 PM A Comparison of Respirable Dust Characteristics in 24 US Coal Mines A. Norris, E. Sarver, C. Keles and M. Rezaee; Mining and Minerals
Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and Mining Engineering, Penn
State, State College, PA
3:25 PM The Design of a Laboratory Apparatus to Simulate the Dust Generated by Longwall Shield Advances M. Shahan and W. Reed; CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
3:45 PM Managing Mine Dust Pollution in Near Real Time Leveraging IoT and Analytics N. SHARMA; Mining Engineering, Indian institute of Technology, Dhanbad,
Jharkhand, India
Coal & Energy: Energy: Geothermal Innovation | 2:00 PM | Rm. 702
2:05 PM Resource Competition and Stakeholder Network Evolution in Geothermal Development Projects K. Bahr; Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai,
Miyagi-ken, Japan

2:25 PM Constructive Use of Geothermal Energy to ventilation and Mine Power Management G. Danko, A. Jobbik and K. Baracza; 1Mining and Metallurgical Engineering,
Univ. of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV and Research Institute of Applied Earth
Sciences, University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary
2:45 PM Feasibility of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) and Geothermal Energy Systems for Cooling Underground Mines K. Scalise and K. Kocsis; Geological Sciences and Engineering/Mining
Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Sparks, NV and Department of
Mining & Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
3:05 PM Correlation Between Seismicity Induced By Geothermal Heat Extraction and Reservoir Temperature Z. Khademian and M. Nakagawa; Mining Engineering, Colorado School of
Mines, Golden, CO
3:25 PM Coupled Hydromechanical Analysis of an EGS in Nevada Using DFN Model H. Rashid, B. Abbasi and M. Mohanty; Mining and Metallurgical Engineering,
University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
3:45 PM Benefits of Passive-Source Seismic Imaging for Enhanced Geothermal Systems J. Louie; Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
Coal & Energy: Rare Earth Elements in Coal I | 2:00 PM | Rm. 708
2:00 PM Rare Earth Elements and Critical Materials from Coal-Based Resources M. Alvin; NETL, Pittsburgh, PA

2:20 PM Design, Development and Testing of a Pilot Plant for Rare Earth Recovery from Coal Based Sources R. Honaker, J. Werner, W. Zhang, R. Yoon, G. Luttrell and A. Noble;
Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Virginia
Tech, Blacksburg, VA
2:40 PM Bench-scale Testing Update - Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Lignite Coal D. Laudal, N. Theaker, B. Rew, C. Lucky, S. Benson and R. Addleman;
Institute for Energy Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND;
Barr Engineering Company, Minneapolis, MN; Microbeam Technologies Inc.,
Grand Forks, ND and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
3:00 PM Physical Beneficiation of Fly Ash for Rare Earth Element Recovery J. Groppo and J. Hower; Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY and Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY
3:20 PM Utilization of X-ray Sorter Technology to Enhance the Economic Eiability of RecoveringRare Earth Elements from Coal-based Feedstocks A. Noble, C. Sechrist, S. Keles, G. Luttrell and R. Honaker; Mining and
Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and Mining Engineering,
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
3:40 PM Concentrating Rare Earth Elements From Coal Fly Ash Leachates Using Ligand-associated Organosilica Media T. Dittrich, M. Dardona, J. Hovey and M. Allen; Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and Chemistry, Wayne State
University, Detroit, MI
4:00 PM Removal of Radioactive Elements from Rare Earths Using Various Separation Methods D. Talan, Q. Huang and R. Honaker; Mining Engineering, West Virginia
University, Morgantown, WV and Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY
Colorado Mining Association:
The Outlook for Commodities in the
Current Global, Geopolitical and Economic Environment | Rm. 710-712
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Hear from leading international experts from the precious metal, base metal and coal industry discuss their views on the future supply/demand, strengths and weaknesses of the mineral industry and global factors that enhance or threaten the future for the mineral industry.  
Environmental: Biodiversity, Off-sets, and People; Sustained Engagement with Communities | 2:00 PM | Rm. 104
2:05 PM Field Case of Social Performance App for Project Development A. Recalde; AuSIMM, Carlton South, VIC, Australia

2:25 PM Biodiversity Offsets and Local Communities – Three Case Studies from Latin America J. Hardner; Hardner & Gullison Associates, LLC, Amherst, NH
2:45 PM Practical and Quantifiable Integration of Social Values into Biodiversity Offsets for Mines G. Rueb; Ecoanalysts Inc, Olympia, WA
3:05 PM Newmont Mining Corporations Approach to Greater Sage-Grouse Mitigation and Conservation Banking C. Jasmine; S&ER, Newmont, Spring Creek PKWY, NV
3:25 PM Mining, Sustainability And International Lenders: Case Studies J. Craynon and S. Parsons; Engineering & Environment, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Washington, DC
Environmental: Mine Water: Friend or Foe | 2:00 PM | Rm. 108
2:05 PM The Tail End: The Future of Mining Effluent K. Hays; Research, Bluefield Research, Barcelona, Spain

2:25 PM Identifying and Controlling the Impacts of Mining Activities on Groundwater Quality in the State of New Mexico S. Kuykendall and P. Roghanchi; Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM
2:45 PM Determination Of The Optimal Beach Distance As The Guideline For Water Management In Upstream TSF Y. JEONG and K. Kim; Mining and Geologicla Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
3:05 PM Endless Onsite-Manufactured Pipe for Remote Mining Sites and In-Situ Leaching M. Ehsani; QuakeWrap, Inc., Tucson, AZ
3:25 PM The Dead Parrots Society: The Data-Driven ProcessThat Lead to the Removal Of The Parrot Tailings Complex, Butte, Montana N. Tucci; Geosciences, Water & Environmental Technologies, Butte, MT
3:45 PM Modern Data Management for Large Scale Dewatering Tests B. Radtke, S. Douglas and L. Cope; 1Geoenvironmental, SRK Consulting
(US), Inc., Denver, CO and 2Long Canyon Mine, Newmont Mining
Corporation, Elko, NV
4:05 PM Elimination Of Contaminating Ions From Mine Wastewater Using Wetlands M. Guzman, M. Valencia and J. Pulcha; Engineering, PUCP, Lima, Lima, Peru
4:25 PM When the Bill Comes Due: Understanding and Managing Tailings influenced Groundwater at the Butte Superfund site. A Historical Perspective D. Williams; U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management,
Butte, MT
Environmental: Site Characterization in the Era of Big Data | 2:00 PM | Rm. 107
2:05 PM Elongated mineral particles in the Gogebic Iron Range; What does it mean for future mineral development? P. Eger; Global Minerals Engineering, Hibbing, MN

2:25 PM
What Water Quality Parameters Need to Be Included in
Baseline Study?
A. Haus and M. Ciardelli; Foth Infrastructure and Environment, Lake Elmo, MN
2:45 PM Comparison and Use of Aerial and Terrestrial LiDAR for Stream Mitigation J. White; Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Worthington, OH
3:05 PM Drones Drive Successful Reclamation E. Suardini, J. Diamond and A. Thatcher; Arcadis U.S., Inc., Broomfield, CO
3:25 PM Quantifying and Insuring Against Mine Risks from the Changing Climate S. Kemball-Cook , R. Fitzpatrick , A. Kornberg , T. Taylor and D. Heinze ; Environment and Health, Ramboll, Novato, CA and Trade Support, JLT Capital Markets, New York, NY
3:45 PM Current PMP Estimation Practices and Meteorological Parameter Development for Mining Facilities in Data Limited Regions B. Kappel; Applied Weather Associates, Monument, CO
Funding and Accessing Capital for Mining and Exploration: Key Trends | 2:00 PM | Rm. 702
2:10 PM Review of Current Operating Trends and Impact on Valuations G. Malense; RPA, Lakewood, CO

2:35 PM
Pre-Pay Agreements – The Newest Alternative in the Mine Financing World
B. Skull; Duff & Phelps, LLC, San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM Use of Sustainability Metrics in Mining Finance O. Chernoloz, Tornoto, ON, Canada and N. Smith; Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
3:25 PM Engineering Studies, Their Use and Ranges of Accuracy J. Uhrie; RPMGlobal, Greenwood Village, CO
3:50 PM Financing the Acquisition of Mining Assets: The Differing Options for Operating, Development and Exploration Stage Assets C. Urda Kassis, Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, NY
4:15 PM Good Practice Due Diligence & Technical Modeling N. Michael; Orion Resource Partners (USA) LP, Englewood, CO
Geostatistics in the Era of Big Data | 2:00 PM | Rm. 603
2:05 PM Grade and Volume Uncertainty Quantification of Gold Deposit Using Multiple-Point and Two-Point Geostatistical Simulation B. Sovinski , A. Paithankar , S. Chatterjee and L. Allen ; Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI and Newmont, Denver, CO

2:25 PM
Validation of Geostatistical Simulations for Stochastic Mine Planning in an Operating Mine
J. Paradis and L. Allen; Newmont Mining Corp, Greenwood Village, CO
2:45 PM Effects of High-order Simulations on the Long-term Optimization of Mining Complexes J. de Carvalho and R. Dimitrakopoulos; Mining Engineering - COSMO Lab, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
3:05 PM High-Order Stochastic Simulation via Statistical Learning L. Yao , R. Dimitrakopoulos and M. Gamache ; École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada and Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
3:25 PM Geostatistical Modeling of Geometallurgical Parameters J. Deutsch; Resource Modeling Solutions, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Health & Safety: Health and Safety Training and Development | 2:00 PM | Rm. 605
2:05 PM A Comparison of Heat Stress Indices M. Tuck1 and M. Pillay2; 1School of Science, Engineering and IT, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, VIC, Australia and 2School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2:25 PM Giving Effective and Impactful Training R. Lindsay; Training, Craft Development, Palmer Engineering & Forensics, Highland, UT
2:45 PM On Demand Training for the Surface Mining Industry T. Woerdeman; Transit Mix Concrete Co., Colorado Springs, CO
3:05 PM Self-Paced Working in the Mining Industry: A Challenge or an Opportunity? P. Roghanchi; Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM
3:25 PM Challenges of Multi-Generational Safety Training M. Reiher and K. Vault; Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
3:45 PM Measuring the Effects of Active Learning on Health and Safety Training L. Wilson1, L. Brown1 and R. DiBona2; 1Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and 2ASARCO, Kearny, AZ
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Fracking Materials | 2:00 PM | Rm. 110
2:05 PM Are You in Compliance with OSHA's Silica Rule? T. Thorn2 and J. Suldickas1; 1Global Process Consulting Group, ArrMaz, Lakeland, FL and 2Oil & Gas, ArrMaz, Mulberry, FL
2:25 PM Permian Basin Frac Sand: A Case Study for Unprecedented Industry Growth B. Elliott; Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
2:45 PM Physical Properties and Characteristics of Permian Basin Frac Sand: When Is Frac Sand "Good Enough"? B. Elliott; Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
3:05 PM Frac Sand in Places not Called West Texas: Westward's Frac Sand Exploration Odyssey M. Lee; Westward, Boerne, TX
3:25 PM Permian Basin Sand Dune Exploration: "What's All the Frac About?" M. Lee; Westward, Boerne, TX
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Innovations in Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Industry I | 2:00 PM | Rm. 106
2:05 PM Novel Natural Mechanical Insecticide B. Wang1 and D. Stewart2; 1Platform Technology, Imerys, San Jose, CA and 2Product & Application Development, Imerys Filtration Minerals, Inc., Atlanta, GA
2:25 PM Effects of Mine Waste-Based Materials on Acid Resistance of Shotcrete for Sewer Tunnel Rehabilitation L. Wu1, C. Hu2 and W. Liu1; 1School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada and 2Drainage Engineering, EPCOR, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2:45 PM Laser Level Measurement a Reliable Solution for Mining Industry J. Labrecque; Sales and marketing, ABB, Quebec, QC, Canada
3:05 PM Rheological Improvements in Alumina Industry Clarification Circuits L. Andermann2, A. Mullins3, C. Smyth3 and C. Roscoe1; 1Applications, Solenis, Wilmington, DE; 2Applications, Solenis, Wilmington, DE and 3Research, Rio Tinto Aluiminium, Gladstone, QLD, Australia
3:25 PM Pozzolans-Part Ii: Characterization and Determination on the Degree of Reactivity and Crystallinity of the Pozzolan Reaction on a Microscale Using Laboratory Instrumentation G. Tomaino; Minerals Technologies Inc, Easton, PA
3:45 PM Detecting Magnetized Particles in Iron Ore Processing with Dynamic Image Analysis T. Stauffer; Microtrac, Gilbert, AZ
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Resource Estimation, Mine Planning & Operations I | 2:00 PM | Rm. 112
2:05 PM Incoporating Life Cycle Cost Thinking into Aggregate Mine Operation Planning N. Manser; Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
2:25 PM We Want to Look at Another Way M. Harman, J. Wientjes and K. Miles; Application Engineering, Komatsu America Corp., Peoria, IL
2:45 PM Sandwich Belt High Angle Conveyors from Mine/Quary to Plant and Beyond J. Dos Santos; Dos Santos International LLC, Marietta, GA
3:05 PM Stabilization for Mining Pads, Access Roads and Semi-permanent Roads S. Clark; EnviroTech Services, Inc, Greeley, CO
3:25 PM A New Methodology to Design Maximum Value Pushbacks in Open Pit Mines J. Yarmuch1, M. Brazil2, H. Rubinstein3 and D. Thomas1; 1Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; 2Electrical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia and 3Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
3:45 PM Grasberg Block Cave Underground Railway Construction Risk Management Evaluation Using Monte Carlo Method A. Parhusip; GBC Construction, PT Freeport Indonesia, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK
Mining & Exploration: Geosciences: Geology of Strategic Mineral deposits | 2:00 PM | Rm. 501
2:05 PM U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Deposit Database Critical Minerals Initiative J. Mauk, C. San Juan, N. Karl, K. Long, T. Reyes and G. Schmeda; U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO
2:25 PM Critical Minerals in New Mexico V. McLemore; NMBGMR/NM Tech, Socorro, NM
2:45 PM Geology of Utah's Produced Strategic Minerals A. Rupke; Utah Geological Survey, Salt lake City, UT
3:05 PM The Geology and Holistic Development of BlackRock Metals' Polymetallic Vanadium-TitanoMagnetite Deposit, Chibougamau, Quebec D. Caldwell; Geology and Technical Services, BlackRock Metals, Montreal, QC, Canada
3:25 PM Lithium Brine Deposits: Challenges of Finding, Evaluating, and Reporting Mineral Resources P. CORTEGOSO; SRK Consulting, Denver, CO
3:45 PM Strategic Minerals in Nebraska S. Honan; NioCorp Developments Ltd., Centennial, CO
4:05 PM A New Rapid Brine Release Extraction Method in Support of Lithium Brine Resource Estimation T. Yao1, M. Milczarek1, F. Reidel2, D. Weber3, E. Peacock3 and M. Brooker4; 1GeoSystems Analysis, Tucson, AZ; 2FloSolutions, Santiago, Chile; 3Montgomery and Associates, Phoenix, AZ and 4Hydrominex Geoscience, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Mining & Exploration: Geosciences: Surface Mine Geotech I | 2:00 PM | Rm. 502
2:05 PM Steepening of Inter-ramp Slopes on a Final Wall at the Goldstrike Open Pit J. Mattern; Barrick Nevada, Elko, NV
2:25 PM Slope Steepening Investigations for the Valley Pit at the Teck Highland Valley Copper Mine Using Pre-Split Blasting M. Veillette1, N. Rose2 and M. King2; 1MIne Engineering, Teck, Logan Lake, BC, Canada and 2Piteau Associates, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
2:45 PM Monitoring of Slope Stability and Tailings Dams: Increasing Mining Safety and Efficiency with Satellite Based Deformation Monitoring J. Granda, J. Duro, D. Albiol and J. Duro; Management, DARES Technology, Castelldefels, Spain
3:05 PM Innovative Rockfall Solutions Based on Calibration and Field Testing J. Morkeh1, C. Williams2, R. Barlow3, J. Carvalho4, C. Poon4 and P. Matlashewski4; 1Geotechnical Engineering, Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper, Riverton, UT; 2Geotechnical Center of Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; 3Projects & Contractor Mgmt, Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper, Salt Lake City, UT and 4Golder, Mississauga, ON, Canada
3:25 PM High Density Vibrating Wire Piezometer Installations at Kennecott C. Humphrey; Rio Tinto, South Jordan, UT
3:45 PM Development of Scarp Blasting Design for Successful Slide Mass Remediation in the Genesis District – Newmont Mining Company E. Rose, J. Cappleman and E. McGregor; Newmont, Elko, NV
4:05 PM Novel Tools to Evaluate the Instability Potential of Open-Pit Mine Slopes M. Zare Naghadehi and A. Siami; Mining Engineering, Hamedan University of Technology, Hamedan, Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
Mining & Exploration: Innovations & Technologies: Emerging Technologies and Engineering Advancements: Challenging the Status Quo I | 2:00 PM | Rm. 504
2:05 PM Blasting Process Optimization Using Empirical Fragmentation Modeling, Aerial Imaging and Photogrammetry J. Sattarvand and J. Valencia; Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
2:25 PM Implementing Optimal Grade Control Polygons at Newmont's Mines M. Deutsch1, N. Kusuma2, L. Allen2 and M. Godoy2; 1Maptek, Lakewood, CO and 2Newmont, Greenwood Village, CO
2:45 PM New Approaches and Technology for Tailings Pipeline Design and Operation J. Stowe and R. Cooke; Paterson & Cooke, Golden, CO
3:05 PM Evaluation of Novel Dewatering Methods Using a Groundwater Flow Model S. Meyerhoff1, B. Hanna1, H. Liu1 and M. Shultz2; 1Itasca Denver, Inc., Lakewood, CO and 2REI Drilling, Salt Lake City, UT
3:25 PM Representing Complex Joint Sets in Mine-Scale Numerical Models J. Furtney1, L. Lorig1, T. Katsaga2 and R. Silva3; 1Itasca Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN; 2Itasca Consulting Canada, Inc., Sudbury, ON, Canada and 3Itasca Chile SpA, Santiago, Santiago, Chile
3:45 PM Dry Beneficiation of Low-Grade Iron Ore Fines Using a Tribo-Electric Belt Separator L. Rojas Mendoza, F. Hrach, K. Flynn and A. Gupta; ST Equipment & Tecnology, NEEDHAM, MA
4:05 PM Challenges and Success factors when Deploying Tablet and IoT Based Fleet Management Systems and Digital Forms S. Dessureault1 and D. Callahan2; 1MST Global, Tucson, AZ and 2The Doe Run Company, St. Louis, MO
Mining & Exploration: Management: Striving for Excellence: Case studies of successful Continuous Improvement Initiatives | 2:00 PM | Rm. 505
2:05 PM Quantification and Operational Management of Ore Loss and Dilution at Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine; Cripple Creek, Colorado S. Siebenaler and B. Dayley; Mine Technical Services, Newmont Mining Company, Cascade, CO
2:25 PM Minimizing Mining Dilution, Ore Loss, and Misclassification by Accounting for Blast Movement in a North American Porphyry Copper Mine J. Loeb; Blast Movement Technologies, Sumner, QLD, Australia
2:45 PM A Bench Height Study At Merian: Theory and Practice A. Jewbali and B. Haverland; Newmont mining corporation, Greenwood Village, CO
3:05 PM Gold Mining MOS – Management Operating Systems Driving Continuous Improvement M. Routledge; H&S Division Board, Park City, UT
3:25 PM Operational Excellence Transformation in a Cross-Cultural Mining Environment L. Mottola; Engineering, McGill University, Verdun, QC, Canada
3:45 PM Electric Drive Trucks – Accelerated NPI Product Development A. Reid and Y. Wang; Caterpillar, Washington, IL
4:05 PM Grasberg Final Wall Slope Optimization A. Kinney, T. Christanto, P. Siburian and A. Keith; Freeport McMoRan, Phoenix, AZ
Mining & Exploration: Management: This is my Job and Here's Why I love it. A look at Early Career Choices with Mineral Industry Degrees | 2:00 PM | Rm. 503
2:05 PM Choices to Contract Mining: What Made me a Contractor Z. Forest-Dupont; Cementation USA Inc., Marquette, MI
2:25 PM How I Learned to Succeed in Mining C. Smith; Global Mining, Caterpillar, Perth, WA, Australia
2:45 PM Academic Choices: Transitioning from Industry to Research and Teaching J. Wempen; Mining Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
3:05 PM From West Philly to the Wild West: My Journey in Mining and Why I Think the Question "Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years? 10 Years?" Is Dumb R. Rogers; Maptek, Golden, CO
Mining & Exploration: Operations: Mine Data Management | 2:00 PM | Rm. 506
2:05 PM Integrating Data Sources for Better Decision Making R. tamir; Seekers Strategy, Boynton Beach, FL
2:25 PM On the Verge of Industry 4.0: The Data Dilemma in Mining M. Kahraman; Gumushane University, Gumushane, Turkey
2:45 PM Some Concepts and Tools for Reporting Grade Control Results in Underground Mines D. Cameron; Cameron Resource Consulting, LLC, Harrison, ID
3:05 PM Data Storage for Drone Mapping J. Berg; Surveyor, Spring Creek, NV
3:25 PM Embrace Exploration Data to Maximize Exploration Programs J. Anderson; Technical Services, Maptek, Denver, CO
Mining & Exploration and Health and Safety: The Digital Journey: Cross Cutting Innovation and Technology that Impact H&S | 2:00 PM | Rm. 610
2:05 PM Achieving Safety and Comfort with an Environment-Aware Ventilation System for Underground Mines M. Risso and M. Momayez; Mining and Geological Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2:25 PM Determination and Comparison of Thermal Stress Indices in Mining: TWL, PHS and WBGT P. Lazaro and M. Momayez; Mining and Geological Engineer, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2:45 PM Digitizing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Data, Processes, and Metrics at Remote or Disconnected Locations C. Barnett and B. Calcote; Jacobs Engineering, St. Louis, MO
3:05 PM Fiber Optic Arrays for Near-Surface Seismic Imaging and Event Detection E. Martin1 and B. Biondi2; 1Mathematics Department, Program in Computational Modeling and Data Analytics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and 2Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
3:25 PM Machine Learning Models for Suspension System Performance Prediction in Large Dump Trucks D. Ali and S. Frimpong; Mining & Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO
3:45 PM The Economic Burden of Fatal Occupational Injuries to Miners in the United States – Fatalities Cost in Mining J. Heberger; CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
4:05 PM The Nexus of Supervised Learning and Analytics: Speeding Up Informed Critical Decisions W. Rogers; Mining Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
MPD Plenary | 2:00 PM | Rm. 705
2:00 PM The Battery Revolution: Emerging Trends in African Hydrometallurgy Chairs: R. Rajamani, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT A. Cole, Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc, Elko, NV
SME Young Leaders: My First Five Years of Experience in Industry | 2:00 PM | Rm. 612
2:00 PM SME Young Leaders: My First Five Years of Experience in Industry K. Tew, Doe Run Co, Salem, MO H. Amini, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Bulk Material Handling: Conveyors and the IoT | 9:00 AM | Rm. 507
9:05 AM 24/7 Condition Monitoring of Gearboxes in the Mining Industry A. Soder; Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Chesapeake, VA
9:25 AM Actual Challenges and Benefits of Monitored Rollers J. Perlacia and J. Eguiluz; Mining Division, Ulma Conveyor Components, Otxandio, Bizkaia, Spain
9:45 AM The Creation and Practical Use of a Digital Twin of a Conveyor System P. Ormsbee; Overland Conveyor Company, Inc., Lakewood, CO
10:05 AM Cost-Effective Communication Mechanism for Underground Mine Internet of Things B. Li, S. Saydam, M. Hassan and K. Zhao; University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Coal & Energy: Accessing Capital in the Ever Changing Energy Landscape | 9:00 AM | Rm. 702
9:10 AM A Banker's Perspective of the Coal Mining, Capital Markets and Utility Marketplace in North America R. McCormick, Capstone Headwaters MB LLC, Dallas, TX
9:35 AM Current Trends and Issues Impacting Coal Mine Operators and Electricity Generators M. Oommen; Golder Associates, Ballwin, MO
10:00 AM Mapping Opportunities in Unchartered Territory – Policy Impacts on Current and Future Demand L. Lupori; CRU International Ltd., Cranberry Township, PA
10:25 AM The Impact of Regulations and Government Policy on Coal Miners, Utilities and Investors J. Craynon; Export-Import Bank of the United States, Washington, DC
11:15 AM Coal and Related Industry Trends Impacting Transactions, Financings and Restructurings Today R. Reeves; Northcott Capital, Denver, CO
Coal & Energy: Application of CFD in Mine Ventilation | 9:00 AM | Rm. 711
9:05 AM Discrete Modeling of a Longwall Coal Mine Gob for CFD Simulation A. Juganda1, J. Brune1, G. Bogin2 and C. Strebinger2; 1Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO and 2Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
9:25 AM Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Dust Transportation and Deposition under Newtonian Forces in a Mine Airway A. Kumar, A. Kumar and S. Schafrik; Department of Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
9:45 AM Activating Mine Ventilation to Future Engineers a Practical Didactic Approach to Teach Mining Engineering Students in an Activating Manner F. Schemmer and L. Rattmann; Geo-Resources and Process Engineering, Georg Agricola University Bochum, Essen, NRW, Germany
10:05 AM The Impact of Rock Pile Location, Length and Depth on the Propagation of Methane Flames in Simulated and Experimental Flame Reactors M. Fig1, C. Strebinger1, G. Bogin1 and J. Brune2; 1Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School Of Mines, Littleton, CO and 2Mining, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Co
Coal & Energy: Coal Mine Safety & Health I | 9:00 AM | Rm. 706
9:05 AM Risk Assessment of Fire Incidents in U.S. Underground Coal Mines from 2000 to 2012 A. Haghighat; Fire Life Safety, Tunnel Ventilation Group, Aecom, Oakland, CA
9:25 AM An Analysis of Mining Injuries Involving Machinery and Powered Haulage from 2008 Through 2017 and Recommendations for Future Mining Machine Safety Research J. Carr, M. Reyes and R. Matetic; CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
9:45 AM Committing to Excellence in Mining Safety through CORESafety and Reality Based Leadership. K. Walster; Lively Grove Mine, Prairie State Generating Company, Marissa, IL
10:05 AM Shielding Material Comparison for Electromagnetic Interference Mitigation for Air Pump of Personal Dust Monitor J. Li, J. Carr, C. Zhou, C. DeGennaro, B. Whisner and P. McElhinney; The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, PA
10:25 AM Analysis and Characterization of Treated Rock Dust to Prevent Coal Dust Explosions I. Perera, M. Harris and M. Sapko; CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
10:45 AM Comparison of Treated vs. Non-Treated Rock Dust in Large-Scale Dust Explosion Tests M. Harris, M. Sapko and G. Goodman; CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
Coal & Energy: Innovations in Underground Coal Mining | 9:00 AM | Rm. 704
9:05 AM Analysis and Characterization of Treated Rock Dust to Prevent Coal Dust Explosions I. Perera; Fires & Explosions, CDC/NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
9:25 AM How Mine Digitization Through Connected Machines And Systems Enables Improved Decision Making Leading to Better Safety, Increased Productivity and Higher Reliability N. van Wyk; Smart Solutions, Komatsu Mining Corp, Warrendale, PA
9:50 AM A Partnership of Products: the FCT (Flexible Conveyor Train) and the HGX210 T. Cressman; Komatsu, Franklin, PA
10:15 AM Studies of Roof Deformation Associated with Longwall Mining in Steeply Dipping Coal Seam Mining Using Surface Damage Prediction and Physical Simulation Experiments P. Xie2, Y. Luo1, W. YONGPING2, J. Duan2 and S. Tian2; 1Dept. of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV and 2College of Energy Resources, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Xi'an, China
10:35 AM An Experimental Study of the Effect of Mesh on Magnetic Proximity Detection Systems (PDSs) C. Zhou, J. Carr, B. Whisner and M. Reyes; CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
11:00 AM Techniques for Assessing and Mitigating Longwall Subsidence Effects on Bridges Y. Luo, J. Yang and H. Jiang; Mining Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Coal & Energy: Rare Earth Elements in Coal II | 9:00 AM | Rm. 708  
9:05 AM Occurrence and Distribution of Rare Earth Elements in Acid Mine Drainage Precipitates: Results of a Regional Survey P. Ziemkiewicz2, C. Vass2 and A. Noble1; 1Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and 2Water Research Institute, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
9:25 AM Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Acid Mine Drainage and Associated Sludge Materials M. Rezaee, S. Pisupati, M. Klima, B. Vaziri and X. Yang; Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
9:45 AM Speciation of Rare Earth Elements in Springfield, Herrin, and Baker Coal Formations Southern Parts of the Illinois Basin A. Valian1, J. Groppo1, C. Eble2, J. Hower3 and R. Honaker1; 1Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; 2Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and 3Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
10:05 AM Geologic Review of Elevated REE Content in the Raton Basin, Colorado and New Mexico T. Gray1, H. Andersen2, D. Richers2, R. Bryan2, M. Mosser3 and F. Wood1; 1Tetra Tech, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Nexus, Denver, CO and 3Mosser Resources Consulting LLC, Morgantown, WV
10:25 AM Possible Basement and Geologic Controls on Elevated REE in Select Central Pennsylvania Coal Deposits T. Gray1, R. Bryan2, D. Richers2, M. Mosser3, F. Wood1 and H. Andersen2; 1Tetra Tech, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Nexus, Denver, CO and 3Mosser Resources Consulting LLC, Morgantown, WV
10:45 AM Characterization Study of Rare Earth Elements from Various Colombian Coal and Coal byproducts Q. Huang1, D. Talan1, O. Restrepo Baena3, V. Kecojevic1 and A. Noble2; 1Minining Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; 2Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and 3Departamento de Materiales y Minerales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia
11:05 AM Low-Temperature Plasma Treatment for Enhanced Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal T. Gupta, W. Zhang and R. Honaker; Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Environmental: Effective Permitting Strategies for Capital Projects | 9:00 AM | Rm. 107
9:05 AM The Continuing Evolution of Federal Modeling Requirements for Air Quality Permits B. Macdonald and J. Reed; SLR International Corporation, Fort Collins, CO
9:25 AM Permitting Success – What does it take? L. Gietzen, C. Kearney and B. Moore; PolyMet Mining, Hoyt Lakes, MN
9:45 AM Litigation: Strategies to Strengthen the Case for Your Permit A. Martin and S. Donohue; Mining, Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, De Pere, WI
10:05 AM Mitigation Banking as a Section 404 Permitting Tool for the Mining Industry J. ZSIROS; Ecosystem Investment Partners, Baltimore, MD
10:25 AM Designs that Drive the Success of Stream and Wetland Mitigation N. Ober; Ecology, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Bridgeport, WV
10:45 AM Effective Regulatory Compliance and Air Quality Permitting Strategies for Mining Appalachian Coal L. Blinn and A. Lashgari; Civil & Environmental Consultants, Wexford, PA
11:05 AM Permitting a Mine in B.C.'s Golden Triangle R. Schmitt; Technical Director, Vacnouver, BC, Canada
Environmental: Innovative Water Treatment | 9:00 AM | Rm. 104
9:05 AM Sibanye-Stillwater Benbow Exploration Portal: Utilizing Grouting, Treatment, Re-use, and Deep Well Injection for Innovative Management of Underground Mine Water R. Weimer1, J. Harris1, D. Johnson1 and S. Benowitz2; 1Sibanye-Stillwater, Columbus, MT and 2Water Engineering Technologies, Bozeman, MT
9:25 AM Ettringite Precipitation for Sulfate and TDS Reduction: A 10gpm Pilot Plant Study R. Bryce, T. Doughty and K. Stoll; Environmental Technology/Life Cycle, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Oro Valley, AZ
9:45 AM Application of SAGR Bioreactors for Ammonia and Cyanate Treatment in Mining Effluents M. Bratty; Golder Associates, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
10:05 AM Sulfate Mine Water Management at Mule Canyon Mine, Lander County, Nevada SME 2019 J. Koreny; HDR Engineering, inc., Seattle, WA
10:25 AM New Twists to an Old Process: Doing More with HDS J. Stefanoff and G. Hickman; JACOBS, Spokane, WA
10:45 AM Bench to Build: Development of a Non-biological Selenium Treatment Technology P. Littlejohn; BQE Water, Vancouver, BC, Canada
11:05 AM Arsenic Removal from Mine-Influenced Water Using Membrane Filtration L. Linton, N. Rogers, D. Dye and C. Judy; WesTech Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT
11:25 AM An Eco-Friendly Mine Water Treatment Plant S. Muddasani and K. Benson; Veolia water, Pittsburgh, PA
Environmental: Surface Placement of Paste and Cemented Paste: Promising Technology or Pie-in-the-Sky? | 9:00 AM | Rm. 108
9:05 AM Application of the Paste Fill Backfill Method in Different Mining Sectors (Coal, Ore, Salt) in China and Germany D. Wang1, S. Poetzsch1 and H. Mischo2; 1Chair for Underground Mining Methods, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Scientific Assistant, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany and 2Chair for Underground Mining Methods, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Professor, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
9:25 AM Improvement of Hazardous Tailings Storage Sites Using Surface Paste Disposal Method S. Tuylu, A. Bascetin, D. Adiguzel And Y. Baktarhan; Mining Engineering, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Avcilar, Turkey
9:45 AM Reinforced Soil Structures with High Fines Content Backfill Material M. Isola and E. Michiels; Maccaferri, Williamsport, MD
10:05 AM Cemented Paste Tailings: A Logical Application of Proven Technologies L. Kirk and K. Seipel; Enviromin, Bozeman, MT
10:25 AM Experimental Study on Early-Strength of Cemented Paste Backfill A. Bascetin1, S. Tuylu1, H. Eker2 and D. Adiguzel1; 1Istanbul University, Istanbul, Avcilar, Turkey and 2Gumushane University, Gumushane, Turkey
Fuerstenau Symposium: Flotation & Technology | 9:00 AM | Rm. 709
9:05 AM On the Management of Gangue Minerals in the Flotation of Platinum Group Minerals C. O'Connor; Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, W Cape, South Africa
9:25 AM Effect of ζ-Potentials on Bubble-Particle Interactions K. Huang and R. Yoon; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
9:45 AM The Significance of CO2 Nanobubbles in the Collectorless Flotation of Pyrite J. Miller1, B. Vaziri2, J. Jin1, L. Dang3 and X. Wang1; 1Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; 2Energy and Mineral Engineering, Pennysylvania State University, University Park, PA and 3Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
10:05 AM Flotation in Seawater J. Laskowski; Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
10:25 AM Metallurgy Analytics: Four steps for increasing Rougher Metal Recovery O. Bascur; OSIsoft, LLC., Houston, TX
10:45 AM Desorption and Decomposition of Flotation Collectors in Tailings-Seawater Systems O. Ibragimova1 and R. Kleiv2; 1Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, Post Doc Researcher, Trondheim, Norway and 2Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, Professor, Trondheim, Norway
11:05 AM Novel Biosurfactants in Sulfide Flotation H. Kota, P. Dhar and M. Thornhill; Department of geosciences and petroleum, Professor, Trondheim, Norway
11:25 AM Progress on Hydrophobic Force Over the Last Fifty Years: from Nanobubbles to Interfacial Gas Enrichment of Dissolved Gases A. Nguyen; The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
11:45 AM Particle Effects on Bubble Surface Tension Linked to Bulk Froth Stability Measurements K. Hadler and .J. Cilliers; Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Health & Safety: CMSP Best Practice Sharing | 9:00 AM | Rm. 605  
9:05 AM Creating a Safety Culture That Leads to Zero Fatalities S. Kramer; Freeport-McMoRan, Phoenix, AZ
9:25 AM Critical Risk Management – Methods to Drive Fatal Accident Prevention and Consequence Reduction M. Routledge; H&S Division Board, Park City, UT
9:45 AM Legal & Ethical Considerations for Mine Safety Professionals A. Abrams; Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, Beltsville, MD
10:05 AM Measuring Traffic Safety Performance Indicators (PIs) in Mining M. Bayuelo; Product Management, Hexagon Mining, Baar, Switzerland
10:25 AM Bolting Solution Dramatically Reduces the Risk of Hand Injuries R. Reagan and E. Stone; HYTORC, Mahwah, NJ
10:45 AM Application of Predictive and Behavior Analytics for the US Mining Accidents Data Analysis Z. Hyder and K. Siau; Business and Information Technology, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO
11:05 AM Safety Engagement with Purpose Using Technology to Create a Personal Safety Experience J. Wickizer; Safety and Health, Acknowlogy, Kaysville, UT
Health & Safety: Disruptive, Virtual, and Augmented Reality: The 4th Industrial Revolution | 9:00 AM | Rm. 610
9:05 AM Challenges in High-Resolution Imaging by Uavs in Open Pit Mines J. Sattarvand1, J. Valencia1, R. Battulwar1, G. Winkelmaier2 and B. parvin2; 1Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV and 2Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
9:25 AM Developing a VR Environment for Mining Research J. Bellanca, T. Orr, W. Helfrich, B. Macdonald, J. Navoyski and B. Demich; CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
9:45 AM If the Technology Fits: An Evaluation of Mobile Proximity Detection Systems in Underground Coal Mines L. Swanson and J. Bellanca; Pittsburgh, PA, CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
10:05 AM Investigation on the Creation of Stereoscopic Images Using Infrared Cameras S. Gaab; Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Reno, NV
10:25 AM Usage Paradigms for Synthetic Learning Environments: Strategies and Lessons Learned L. Brown1, B. Granillo2 and M. Poulton1; 1Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and 2Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
10:45 AM Visualization of AI Results for Big Data of Underground Mines in Virtual Reality E. Isleyen and S. Duzgun; Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
11:05 AM RSSI-Based Indoor Localization System for Smart Mining Operations: A Case Study M. Cavur1, M. Camalan3 and S. Duzgun2; 1Management Information System, Acemician, Istanbul, Turkey; 2School of Mines, Academician, Denver, CO and 3Mining Department, Academician, Ankara, Turkey
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Digitization, Automation & Control Strategies, PART II: Processing and Applications | 9:00 AM | Rm. 106
9:05 AM Measuring Liquid Flow Applications in the Mining and Mineral Industry and Getting the Most Out of Your Magnetic Flow Meters K. Burnett; General Industry Sales, ABB, Burlington, ON, Canada
9:25 AM Sodium Bicarbonate Plant Saves Significant Time and Money with Wireless Deployment K. White1 And R. Pfister2; 1Rosemount Measurement, Emerson Automation Solutions, Clifton, Co And 2Electrical And Instrumentation Maintenance, Natural Soda, Llc, Rifle, Co
9:45 AM Ground Penetrating Radar for Karst Detection in Underground Stone Mines J. Baggett1, A. Baghbadorani2, J. Monsalve1, R. Bishop1, N. Ripepi4 and J. Hole3; 1Mining & Minerals Engineering, Graduate Student, Blacksburg, VA; 2Geosciences, Graduate Student, Blacksburg, VA; 3Geosciences, Professor of Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA and 4Mining & Minerals Engineering, Professor of Mining Engineering, Blacksburg, VA
10:05 AM Improved Grinding Performance Through Variable Speed D. Andreo and M. Perrucci; Process Industries, Mining, ABB Inc., Littleton, CO
10:25 AM Intelligent Monitoring System for Improved Worker Safety During Plant Operation and Maintenance D. Parks1, M. McNinch1, R. Jacksha1, H. Nickerson2 and A. Miller1; 1Spokane, WA, CDC NIOSH, Spokane, WA and 2Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co, Spokane Valley, WA
10:45 AM High Speed X-Ray Computed Tomography (HSXCT) for Plant-Site Analysis of Pebble Phosphate S. Puvvada, C. Lin and J. Miller; Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
11:05 AM Advanced Analytics for Improved Plant Performance J. Moilanen; Outotec, Espoo, Finland
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Energy and Critical Materials | 9:00 AM | Rm. 110
9:05 AM Characterization Study of an Abundant Secondary Resource for Yttrium and Heavy Rare Earths J. Zhang1, G. Allaedini1, Z. Jin1, D. DePaoli2 and C. Anderson3; 1Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute, Bartow, FL; 2Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN and 3Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
9:25 AM Lithium: Resources, Recovery, and Recycling H. Pinegar and Y. Smith; Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
9:45 AM Rare Earth Metal Extraction from Geothermal Brine Using Nanofluids P. Thallapally, P. McGrail, J. Liu, M. Sinnwell, S. Elsaidi and P. Martin; Scientist, Richland, WA
10:05 AM TiO2 Photocatalysis: Synthesis and Application in Energy Production G. Wilson; Metallurgy/Materials, Montana Tech, Butte, MT
10:25 AM Star Regulus and the Triumphal Chariot of Antimony C. Anderson; Colorado School of MInes, Golden, CO
10:45 AM Hydrophobic Surface State of Talc as Influenced by Aluminum Substitution in the Tetrahedral Layer J. Jin1, V. Atluri1, L. Dang2 and J. Miller1; 1Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT and 2Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
11:05 AM Industrial Minerals on the U.S. Critical Minerals List S. Fortier; National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Resource Estimation, Mine Planning & Operations II | 9:00 AM | Rm. 112
9:05 AM LiDAR Applications in Mining M. Bainbridge; Geomatics, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Bridgeport, WV
9:25 AM Geologic Modeling and Reserve Estimation Techniques for Sand & Gravel Deposits B. Groff1, T. Faulkner2 and M. Faulhaber3; 1Groff Engineering & Consulting LLC, Mt. Sterling, KY; 2Carlson Software, Maysville, KY and 3Hilltop Basic Resources, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
9:45 AM Transitioning Operations Underground – Why and How Much J. Morgan and P. Christensen; Member SME, Littleton, CO
10:05 AM Saving Time, Money and Lives – Find Out How Surveying Technology Is Transforming Mining Operations M. Tinkham; Survey, Professional Land Surveyor, Omaha, NE
10:25 AM Stochastic Open Pit Production Scheduling Using Parametric Maximum Flow and Branch-and-Cut Algorithm D. Joshi3, S. Equeenuddin2 and S. Chatterjee1; 1Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI; 2Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India and 3Mining Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India
10:45 AM An Economic Model of Dilution-Related Operations in Ridder-Sokolny Mine, Kazakhstan A. Adoko and K. Yakubov; Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
11:05 AM Formation Temperature Estimation from Well Logs Using Artificial Neural Networks A. Asadi and M. Hajipour; Department of Petroleum Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
International I: Women in Mining | 9:00 AM | Rm. 603  
9:05 AM Improving Mining's Approach to Long-term Gender Parity Goals V. Gosteva; Black & Veatch, Denver, CO
9:25 AM Assessing the Effectiveness of Diversity Initiatives in the Mining Industry R. Rojas; Mining and Geological Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
9:45 AM Newmont's Journey Towards Gender Diversity and Inclusion E. Dorward-King1, B. Opoku-Asare2 and A. Coppel1; 1Sustainability and External Relations, Newmont Mining Corporation, Greenwood Village, CO and 2Human Resources, Newmont Mining Corporation, Greenwood Village, CO
10:05 AM Leveraging Social Science to Attract Diverse Talent to the Mining Industry A. Reid; Caterpillar, Washington, IL
10:25 AM Mujeres Roca Program developed by Organización Mundial de Apoyo a la Educación – OMA and the Chamber of Commerce Canada Peru S. Watson; 04225476, Lima, Lima, Peru
10:45 AM Becoming the Deputy CEO of one of Australia's Largest Mining Companies – Sharing my Story J. Shuttleworth; Fortescue Metals Group, East Perth, WA, Australia
Mining & Exploration: Geosciences: Surface Mine Geotech II | 9:00 AM | Rm. 502
9:05 AM Terrestrial LiDAR-Based, Digital Geotechnical Cell Mapping J. Cobb1 and N. Goncalves2; 1Mine Geology, Freeport McMoRan - Bagdad, Bagdad, AZ and 2Mine Measurement, Maptek, Golden, CO
9:25 AM A Study on the Application of Load and Resistance Factor Design in Mining Projects B. Peik1, A. Badraddini2 and B. Abbasi1; 1University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV and 2Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Tehran, Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
9:45 AM Feasibility of Detecting Near Surface Voids with Infrared Technology W. Boyd; Engineering, Newmont Mining, Florissant, CO
10:05 AM Research and Course Content of the Geotechnical Center of Excellence at the University of Arizona B. Ross and C. Williams; Geotechnical Center of Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
10:25 AM Slope Stability and Uncertainty J. Duran; SME, Woodland Park, CO
10:45 AM A Pre-Feasibility Study on Double Bench Mining Trials in Mine X K. Feledi; Mining & Geological Engineering, Botswana International University of Science & Technology, Palapye, Botswana
11:05 AM Information Overload (How Much Data Is Too Much Data?) B. Olewinski; Barrick Nevada Goldstrike Operations, Spring Creek, NV
Mining & Exploration: Geosciences: Underground Mine Geotechnical I | 9:00 AM | Rm. 503
9:05 AM Interpreting Backfill QA/QC Test Data – Do We Need an International Standard? D. Stone1, R. Pakalnis2 and J. Seymour3; 1MineFill Services Inc, Bothell, WA; 2Pakalnis & Associates, North Vancouver, BC, Canada and 3NIOSH, Spokane, WA
9:25 AM Geotechnical and Groundwater Modeling: An Integrated Approach for Block Cave Mining C. Pantano; WSP, Greenwood Village, CO
9:45 AM Support Elements and Monitoring Design for the San Javier Sublevel Caving Project A. Sinuhaji and M. Gustavo Herrera Rico; Mining Engineering, First Majestic Silver Corp, Vancouver, BC, Canada
10:05 AM Design and Testing of High Capacity Surface Support T. Roberts; Hard Rock International, Jennmar, Smeaton Grange, NSW, Australia
10:25 AM Revised Ground Support and Excavation Strategies at the Turquoise Ridge Mine, Nevada L. Sandbak; Tech Services, TRJV; Barrick, Winnemucca, NV
10:45 AM A Numerical Modeling Investigation of Coupled-Mechanism Subsidence Over an Underground Carlin Trend Mine A. Perry1, S. McKinnon2 and K. Kalenchuk1; 1Mine Design Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada and 2Department of Mining Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Mining & Exploration: Innovations & Technologies: Emerging Technologies and Engineering Advancements: Challenging the Status Quo II | 9:00 AM | Rm. 504
9:05 AM Application of Drones in Underground Mines R. Bishop, N. Ripepi, J. Monsalve and J. Baggett; Mining Engineering, Virginia Tech, Statesville, NC
9:25 AM Drill Core Analysis by Neutron Activation M. Hirsch; AiNT GmbH, Aachen, Germany
9:45 AM Evaluating the Feasibility of Using New Epiroc Vein Miner At Hecla Lucky Friday Mine, Through Full Scale Rock Cutting Tests on Ore Samples M. Thyagarajan1, M. Board2 and J. Rostami3; 1Ph.D Student in Mining Engineering/Earth Mechanics Institute, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO; 2Vice President – Technical Services, Hecla Mining Company, Coeur d'Alene, ID and 3Associate Professor in Mining Engineering/Director of Earth Mechanics Institute, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
10:05 AM Single Pass Drill, Install and Inject Self-Drilling Resin Bolt Application in Poor Ground G. Watt3, T. Roberts2 and D. Faulkner1; 1Engineering, Keystone Mining Services, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA; 2Hard Rock Geotechnical Manager, Jennmar, Smeaton Grange, NSW, Australia and 3Geotechnical Manager, Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
10:25 AM The Characterization of Waterjet Shotcrete Removal during Liner Repair and Maintenance E. Charrier, H. Miller, J. Steele, B. Asbury and J. Bourgeois; Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
10:45 AM Geospatial Monitoring for the Development of Energy Resources in Unstable Terrain E. Morrison and E. Gilliland; Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
11:05 AM The Technology that will Take Us to the Next Frontier: Lessons Learned and the Application of New Technologies from Industries at the Forefront N. Bell; Jacobs, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Mining & Exploration: Management: Leadership Matters: Developing a Well Rounded Workforce | 9:00 AM | Rm. 501
9:05 AM The Power of Engagement in Building Organizational Strength S. Koon and J. Cross; Freeport McMoRan, Phoenix, AZ
9:25 AM Investing in Industry Knowledge A. Reid and S. loomis; Caterpillar, Washington, IL
9:45 AM Increasing Workforce Diversity: A Short Course for Industry Professionals C. Kincaid; Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA
10:05 AM The Leadership Pipeline J. Holcomb; Industrial, HDR, Minneapolis, MN
10:25 AM Mining R&D and US Universities C. Fairhurst and J Furtney; Civil, Environmental and Geological Eng., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
10:45 AM New Approaches of Mining Education and Industry Leadership R. Rojas; Mining and Geological Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Morning Mining & Exploration: Operations: Blasting I | 9:00 AM | Rm. 505
9:05 AM Improved Drilling Accuracy Results in Reduced Ore Dilution at Evolution Mining P. Jones2 and D. Ogan1; 1Accounts Management, Minnovare, Tucson, AZ and 2Technical Services, Evolution Mining, Sydney, NSW, Australia
9:25 AM Reducing Blasting Costs at Barrick Nevada's Goldstrike Mine J. Thuringer; Engineering, Mining, Carlin, NV
9:45 AM Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) in Blasting Y. Pan, A. Jha and P. Tukkaraja; Mining Engineering and Management, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD
10:05 AM Ergonomic selection of stemming plugs for quarry blasting operation A. Ur Rehman1, M. Emad2 and M. Khan2; 1Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO and 2Department of Mining Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
10:25 AM A Study of the Effects of Different Stemming Size on Blasting Performance At Kansanshi Mine S. Sharma; Mining Engineering, First Quantum Minerals Ltd., Solwezi, Zambia
10:45 AM Comparison of Pfc2d Modeled Damage and the Practical Damage Limits from Drift Blast Design Software S. Iverson; NIOSH, Spokane, WA
11:05 AM Optimal Bench Height for Grade Control Using a 3D Optimizer W. Hunt; Principal, OreControl Blasting Consultants, Denver, CO
Mining & Exploration: Operations: Mine Scheduling and Optimization I | 9:00 AM | Rm. 506
9:05 AM Defining Blending Classes to Solve Open Pit Scheduling Problems – A Practical Application in a Peruvian Mine J. Gonzales1 and P. Alvarado Herrada2; 1Technical Director, Minero Inc, Aurora, CO and 2CEO, Minero Inc, Aurora, CO
9:25 AM Comparative Analysis of Open Pit Gold Mine Project NPV's Under Price Uncertainty Using Real Options and Dynamic Mine Plans M. Visnjic and K. Dagdelen; Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
9:45 AM Strategic Planning to Tactical Planning – Quantifying a Loss in Value R. Diaz, J. Kraft and M. Labonte; Minemax, Inc, Centennial, CO
10:05 AM Lane's Algorithm Revisited: A New Look At Lane's Cutoff Grade Optimization Algorithm M. Goycoolea; School of Business, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Santiago, Chile
10:25 AM Life of Mine Schedule: Pre-Feasibility study for the La Coipa Mine Area S. Dutta1 and A. Prawasono2; 1Technical Services, Hexagon, Tucson, AZ and 2Mine Planning, Technical Services, Senior Manager, Kinross, Toronto, ON, Canada
10:45 AM Generating Pushbacks that Maximizes the NPV of Open Pit Mines Using Direct Block Mine Production Scheduling Algorithm C. Aras, K. Dagdelen and T. Johnson; Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
11:05 AM A New Cone Generation Technique to Honor Complex Pit Slope Angles in Production Scheduling of Open Pit Mines C. Aras, K. Dagdelen and T. Johnson; Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
11:25 AM A New Method to Select the Optimum Undercut Elevation in Block Caving Mines R. Noriega, S. Paravarzar, Y. Pourrahimian and W. Liu; School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
MPD: Chemical Processing: Pyrometallurgy | 9:00 AM | Rm. 703  
9:05 AM OUTOTEC Low NOx Burners for Indurating Furnaces A. Munko, M. Nevens and B. Salagundi; Outotec, Atlantic Beach, FL
9:25 AM Sodium Stannate Preparation from Cassiterite Concentrates and Na2CO3 Roasted in CO-CO2 Atmosphere: Effect of SiO2 C. Anderson; Colorado School of MInes, Golden, CO
9:45 AM On the Fundamentals of Arsenic Removal from Lead Bullion via Vacuum Distillation E. Tshijik Karumb; Metallurgical and Matgerials Engineering, Colorado School fo Mines, Lakewood, CO
10:05 AM Effects of Calcination Pretreatment on Rare Earth Element Recovery from Bituminous Coal Sources W. Zhang and R. Honaker; Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
10:30 AM Electrochemical Extraction and Optimization of Rare Earth Metal in Molten Fluoride Salt Using Statistical Modeling P. Sarfo, A. Das, C. Young and H. Huang; Met & Materials Eng, Montana Tech, Butte, MT
10:50 AM Thermodynamic Modeling and Experimental Determination of Melting point of Molten Salts T. Wang, D. Mantha and R. Reddy; Met. Matls. Eng., The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
MPD: Physical Separation I: Physical Separation Technologies and Projects in Mineral Processing | 9:00 AM | Rm. 707  
9:05 AM Effects of Grinding on Particle Shape: Silica and Magnetite F. Dehghani1, B. Rezaie2, A. Sachan1 and T. Ghosh1; 1Mining and Geological Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK and 2Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Amir-Kabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
9:25 AM Coal Cleaning Via a Semi-Industrial Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed Separation System Z. Fu1, C. Zhou1, Y. Zhao1, J. Zhu2, C. Duan1 and L. Dong1; 1School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China and 2Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Western University, London, ON, Canada
9:45 AM Gravity Separation of Rare Earth Minerals Allanite and Chevkinite: A Case Study using Design of Experiment Method I. Kursun; Department of Mining Engineering, Istanbul Universitty, Istanbul, Turkey
10:05 AM Investigation of Optimum Design Parameters of Surface Paste Disposal for Pb-Zn Mining A. Bascetin, S. Tuylu, D. Adiguzel And Y. Baktarhan; Mining Engineering, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Avcilar, Turkey
10:25 AM Investigation of Settling Time of Metallic Process Tailings D. Adiguzel, A. Bascetin, S. Tuylu And Y. Baktarhan; Mining Engineering, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Avcilar, Turkey
10:45 AM ADR Carbon Management – Updates in Carbon Fines Capture and Recovery D. Perkins2 and T. Rauch1; 1Kappes Cassiday & Associates, Reno, NV and 2Metallurgical Engineering, Derrick, Buffalo, NY
MPD: Plant Design I | 9:00 AM | Rm. 705
9:05 AM Optimization of Vibratory Feeder System Design for Material Build-up Resistance A. Schrader and R. Foy; Graymont, Townsend, MT
9:25 AM Real-World Improvement Through Virtual Instrumentation at OceanaGold Haile B. Schug1 and C. Anderson2; 1ANDRITZ, Decatur, GA and 2OceanaGold, Kershaw, SC
9:45 AM Redesigning the Capstone Pinto Valley Tailing Seal Water System C. Churchman2 and M. Spicher1; 1Weir Minerals, Payson, AZ and 2Capstone Pinto Valley, Miami, AZ
10:05 AM A Low-Cost and High-Recovery Leach Method for Extracting Metals from Sulfide Mineral Concentrates B. McConnell; Metalox Technologies, Dania Beach, FL
10:25 AM Minera San Cristobal – A Different Way of Mining D. King2 and T. Owen1; 1Minsol, Brighton, CO and 2Minera San Cristobal, Potosi, Bolivia, Plurinational State of
10:45 AM Tales of an OEM: End to End Value Chain to Satisfy Industry Availability A. Reid and K. Zdunek; Caterpillar, Washington, IL
UCA of SME: Shafts | 9:00 AM | Rm. 612  
9:05 AM Vertical Conveyors in Deep Shaft Mining J. Montoya; Business Development, Frontier Kemper Construciton, Evansville, IN
9:25 AM Boxhole Back Reaming – A Simultaneous Shaft Excavation and Lining Technology M. Stöhr and S. Dube; Herrenknecht, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
9:45 AM Practical Application of Water Control Methods for Deep Shaft Construction C. Linden; Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc., Evansville, IN
10:05 AM Shaft Electrical Cables: A Review J. Fisher; Stantec, Tempe, AZ
10:25 AM Managing Risk While Applying Lower Hoist Rope Safety Factors J. Morrow; Stantec, Chandler, AZ
10:45 AM Unified Data Network for Tunnel Operations G. Perez; Tunneling, MST Global, Golden, CO
Valuation: Case Studies | 9:00 AM | Rm. 210  
9:05 AM Valuation of Mineral Properties with Split Ownership D. Hambley; Agapito Associates, Inc., Lakewood, CO
9:25 AM How to Identify a Successful Junior Mining Company M. Bendezu De La Cruz; Mining School, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Lima, Peru
9:45 AM Mineral Highlights from Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions J. Gustavson; Mineral Appraiser LLC, Boulder, CO
10:05 AM Observations of Discounted Cash Flow Models Used in Regulatory Filings A. Jacobsen and R. Cameron; Behre Dolbear (USA), Denver, CO
10:25 AM New Technology Boosts Industrial Minerals: A Valuation Perspective E. Mudd; Rock Associates, LLC, Overland Park, KS
10:45 AM Definition of Rights Case History E. Moritz; Gustavson, Boulder, CO
11:05 AM Utilization of High Silica Iron Ore in Iron Making Process – A Case Study D. Mukherjee, S. Shekhar, R. Kumar and M. Mishra; Mining Engineer, Jamshedpur, India
Bulk Material Handling: New Technology in Bulk Material Handling | 2:00 PM | Rm. 507  
2:05 PM Gearless Drives for Medium Power Conveyors: Benefits and Operational Data Review from a Commercial Installation U. Richter2 and D. Andreo1; 1Process Industries, Mining, ABB Inc., Littleton, CO and 2Process Industries, Mining, ABB, Cottbus, Germany
2:25 PM New Trends in Material Handling: Autonomous Operation of Stockyard Machines & Smart Drive Applications C. Dirscherl; Minerals, Siemens Industry Inc., Littleton, CO
2:45 PM Bulk Solids Virtual Simulations vs. Real World Performance C. Hartford and D. Craig; Jenike & Johanson, San Luis Obispo, CA
3:05 PM New Generation Drum Motor Addresses Efficiency and Reliability of Belt Conveyors Operating in Extreme Environments M. Lepp; Engineering, Van der Graaf, Shelby Township, MI
3:25 PM Critical Enabling Role of Overland Conveying in Electrification Iniatives in Mining T. Barr; BEUMER Group, Somerset, NJ
3:45 PM Case Study: Cuajone High Capacity Coarse Ore Handling System T. Mess; Project Managment, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Greenwood Village, CO
Coal & Energy: Automation Innovation and Current Developments | 2:00 PM | Rm. 706
2:05 PM Introduction to Autonomous Shuttle Car Operation V. Androulakis, Z. Agioutantis, S. Schafrik and J. Sottile; Dept. of Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2:25 PM Why Integrate Power and Process for Mining Applicaitons D. Mazur and R. Entzminger; Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI
2:45 PM Mineworkers Perspectives on Mobile Proximity Detection Systems J. Bellanca and L. Swanson; CDC NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
3:05 PM Feedback Control of Magnetic Proximity Detection Systems Used in Underground Coal Mines J. Li, A. Smith, J. Carr and B. Whisner; The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, PA
3:25 PM Using a Cognitive Work Analysis Framework to Introduce Automation in Room-and-Pillar Mining A. Miller and J. Engstrom; Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Blacksburg, VA
Coal & Energy: Coal Mine Reclamation I | 2:00 PM | Rm. 702
2:05 PM Intersection of Coal Mining and Alternative Energy A. Campoli; ECSI, Lexington, KY
2:25 PM Developing Trees Tolerant to Degraded Mine Tailings and Soils in Butte, Montana F. Inkoom1, P. Conrad1, R. Pal2, C. Opoku-Ware3 and M. Kukay4; 1Mining Engineering, Montana Tech, Butte, MT; 2Biological Sciences, Montana Tech, Butte, MT; 3Barrick Gold, Elko, NV and 4Retired, Butte, MT
2:45 PM Activation of Seed Bank Can Lead to Better Restoration Success in Areas of Aeolian Contamination A. Osabutey1, P. Marques2 and R. Pal1; 1Biological Sciences, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT and 2Big Hole Watershed Committee, Divide, MT
3:05 PM Coal in Ruhr, Germany: Industry in Transition – An American Perspective C. Suarez1, S. Moellerherm3, J. Kretschmann3 and J. Brune2; 1Student, Golden, CO; 2Mining Engineering, Professor, Golden, CO and 3Mining Engineering, Professor, Bochum, Ruhr, Germany
3:25 PM Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology for Mine Planning and Reclamation Assessment M. Maguire; Civil & Environmental Consultants, Pittsburgh, PA
3:45 PM The Benefits of Concurrent Reclamation J. Collyard; SLR, Lakewood, CO
Coal & Energy: Surface Mining: Advancement Through Innovation | 2:00 PM | Rm. 704
2:05 PM Automated Operator Assistance for Loading Excavators G. Danko; Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
2:25 PM 794 AC Performance Implementation A. Reid and A. Varela; Caterpillar, Washington, IL
2:45 PM Surface Coal Mining Incidental to Land Development for the Natural Gas Industry B. Faulkner; Environmental Department, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Princeton, WV
3:05 PM The Effect of Truck Bunching Due to Payload Variance on Productivity and Energy Consumption in Surface Mines A. Soofastaei; Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence, VALE, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
3:25 PM Advanced Data Analytic: An Innovative Method to Decrease Fuel Consumption of Haul Trucks in Surface Mines A. Soofastaei; Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence, VALE, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
3:45 PM Optimization of Shovel Cycles through Effective Truck Guidance C. Orr; Machine Guidance, Modular Mining Systems, Tucson, AZ
Coal & Energy: Ventilation Innovations | 2:00 PM | Rm. 711
2:05 PM Auxiliary Ventilation Layouts for Noise Control in Underground Coal Mines F. Calizaya; Mining, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2:25 PM Gas Migration Behavior Near the Longwall Face: Experimental and Numerical Simulation Using PSU Scaled Mine Model N. Gendrue1, S. Lu2, L. Fan4 and S. Bhattacharyya3; 1Penn State University, Graduate Student, State College, PA; 2Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, G3 Center and EMS energy Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, State College, PA; 3Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, State College, PA and 4Penn State University, PhD Student, State College, PA
2:45 PM Synthesis and Characterization of Sprayable Thermally Insulating Material as Heat Regulators in Deep Underground Mines P. Rao and M. Momayez; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
3:05 PM Experimental Investigation of Gas Dilution Strategies in Block Cave Mines Y. Pan1, A. Jha1, P. Tukkaraja1, K. Katzenstein2 and D. Loring3; 1Mining Engineering and Management, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; 2Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD and 3Henderson Operations, Climax Molybdenum, Empire, CO
3:25 PM Prediction of Airway Resistance in Panel Cave Mines Using a Discrete and Continuum Model K. Ajayi2, K. Shahbazi2, P. Tukkaraja1 and K. Katzenstein3; 1Mining Engineering and Management, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD; 2Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD and 3Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD Technology, Rapid City, SD and 3Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD
3:45 PM Simulation of the Impact of Environmental Conditions in Underground Mines on Truck and Loader Engine Efficiency and Emissions S. Nichols; Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Lakewood, CO
Colorado Mining Association: Technology in Mining | 1:30 PM | Rm. 710-712  
1:30 PM The use of drone technology to assist mine operators and professionals has rapidly expanded in all aspects in mining. This session will feature the latest in application of drone technology along with technical developments that help strengthen Colorado’s mining future. Chairs: Ginny Brannon, Deputy Director and Division Director Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Department of Natural Resources Richard Hordern-Gibbings, Propeller Aero, Denver, CO Sean Hovorka, Trapper Mining, Inc., Craig, CO Jim Stark, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Denver, CO Brian Straight, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
Environmental: Innovating Analytical Measurements and Procedures Creating Solutions in Mining and Processing | 2:00 PM | Rm. 104  
2:05 PM Advances in Analytical Methods to Describe pH-Dependent Constituent Release from Mine Materials P. Moran1, T. Patten2 and D. Pasteris3; 1Practical Geochemistry LLC, Incline Village, NV; 2Inter-Mountain Labs, Sheridan, WY and 3McGinley & Associates, Inc., Reno, NV
2:25 PM Interlaboratory Testing of Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Analysis of Mining and Fracking Influenced Waters for Astm Standardization C. Bucknam; Au (Analytical Unlimited LLC), Parker, CO
2:45 PM Overview of new Inter-Laboratory validation data for ASTM D7573 Standard Test Method for Total Organic Carbon, and D8083 Standard Test Method for Total Nitrogen W. Lipps; Research and Development, Eurofins Eaton, Monrovia, CA
3:05 PM Performance Evaluation of Dust Suppressors of Ore Storage Piles by Spectroscopy and Wind Tunnel N. Portela1, S. Silva1, K. Nunes2, E. Silva1 and P. Filgueiras1; 1chemistry department, Federal University, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil and 2Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Vitória, Brazil
3:25 PM The Use of Biocompatible Polymers for Suppressing Dust Generation from Tailings Storage Facility J. Park1, K. Kim1, T. Lee2 and M. Kim2; 1Mining and Geological Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and 2Material Science Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
3:45 PM Metals Bioaccessibility Method to Support Ecological Risk Assessment at Mining Sites A. Thatcher, C. Meyer and C. Day; Arcadis U.S., Inc., Broomfield, CO
4:05 PM Analysis of Solids for Polonium 210 T. Patten; Inter Mountain Labs, Sheridan, WY
Environmental: Innovations in Mining to Drive Sustainable Business Value | 2:00 PM | Rm. 107  
2:05 PM Common Sense for Use of Tailings Filtering Technology J. Rogers and B. Ulrich; Stantec, Denver, CO
2:25 PM Beyond Philanthropy: Key Areas of Social Responsibility Practice for Engineers J. Smith; Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
2:45 PM Incorporating Social Conflict Risk into Project Valuation: A Stochastic Modeling Approach B. Teschner2 and E. Holley1; 1Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO and 2Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
3:05 PM Quantification of Environmental Impacts of Coal Mining in Samaleswari Opencast(Surface) Mine of Ib Valley Coalfields of Odisha, India Using Life Cycle Assessment (Lca) Model D. Khanda and M. Mahananda; P.G.Department of Environmental Sciences, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
3:25 PM Use Cases of Sensor Based Sorting in Brazilian Mining Operations A. Young1, C. Petter2 and M. Veras3; 1Student Member, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; 2Mining Engineering, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK and 3Mining Engineering, IFAP, Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
3:45 PM Climate Risk Disclosure – Implications and Best Practices for Mining Companies J. Wollmuth; Global Environmental Solutions, Jacobs, Chicago, IL
4:05 PM Mejita Tailings Closure Project Mine and Government Strategic Partnership to Risk Management at Pueblo Viejo E. Batista; Closure, Barrick Gold Corporation, Cotui, FL, Dominican Republic
4:25 PM Creating Business Value Through Sustainability Reporting: Utilizing Sustainabilty Reporting Materiality Assessments to Ensure That Sustainabiltiy Reporting Topics Are Credible, Balanced, and Relevant to Stakeholders C. Christopher; Sustainability & External Relations, Newmont, Greenwood Village, CO
Environmental: Passive and In-Situ Water Treatment | 2:00 PM | Rm. 108
2:05 PM In Situ Treatment of Contaminants in Groundwater near Abandoned Mines: Is Natural Attenuation a Viable Option for Remediation? S. Kuykendall and P. Roghanchi; Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM
2:25 PM Performance Review of a Passive Treatment System for Fe, As, Mn at the Empire Mine State Historic Park R. Schipper, N. Gallagher, T. Rutkowski, S. Lofholm and G. Leach; Golder Associates, Leo, IN
2:45 PM A Novel in-Tunnel Treatment Remedy at the Captain Jack Mill Superfund Site J. Jenkins; US EPA Region 8 Superfund, Denver, CO
3:05 PM Passive Metal Recovery and Mine Water Treatment using Crushed Concrete A. Brown; Adrian Brown Consultants, Inc., Denver, CO
3:25 PM Peat Sorption Media – Successful Treatment of Mine Drainage But How Does It Really Work? P. Eger; Global Minerals Engineering, Hibbing, MN
3:45 PM Enhanced Evaporation for Improved Fluid Management of Low pH/Super Saturated Drain Down Fluids D. Bonner and T. Phelps; Arcadis, Reno, NV
4:05 PM Bench-Scale Nitrate and Sulphate Biochemical Reactor Case Study, Amulsar Mine, Armenia J. Gusek1, L. Josselyn1, A. Aghajanyan3 and L. Breckenridge2; 1Sovereign Consulting Inc., Lakewood, CO; 2Global Resource Engineering, Denver, CO and 3Lydian International Ltd., Yerevan, Armenia
4:25 PM Arsenic and Antimony Removal from Mine-Influenced Water – Iron Oxyhydroxides and Beyond D. Pasteris2, P. Moran1 and J. Gillow3; 1Practical Geochemistry LLC, Vail, CO; 2McGinley & Associates, Inc., Reno, NV and 3Geosyntec Consultants, Greenwood Village, CO
Fuerstenau Symposium: Comminution, Modeling & Flotation | 2:00 PM | Rm. 709  
2:05 PM The Evolution of Grinding Mill Power Models R. Rajamani1, P. Kumar2 and N. Govender3; 1Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; 2Mining Division, PolyCorp Ltd., Elora, ON, Canada and 3Chemical engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK
2:25 PM A Curious Observation Relating to Product Grade and Particle Size in Comminution G. Jameson and C. Emer; Center for Multiphase Processes, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
2:45 PM Production Increase Through the Milling of the Phosphate Rock Flotation Middling A. Silva1, M. Teixeira2, B. Milanezi2 and E. Silva1; 1Mine Engineering, Federal University of Goiás, Catalão, GO, Brazil and 2Copebras/CMOC, Catalão, GO, Brazil
3:05 PM Flotation Mass Pull Measurement Using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) D. Finfer1, A. Muller2 and M. Amir1; 1Silixa Limited, London, UK and 2Anglo American Platinum Limited, Johannesburg, South Africa
3:25 PM Implications of the Frother Adsorption and Desorption on Flotation Modelling Z. Jávor2, N. Schreithofer1 and K. Heiskanen1; 1Bioproducts and Biosystems, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland and 2Research and Innovation Services, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
3:45 PM Recent Advances in Studying Colloidal Interactions in Mineral Processing Z. Xu2, Z. Li1 and Q. Liu1; 1Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada and 2Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
4:05 PM The Chemist's View of Mineral Processing B. Cousins; Solenis, Calgary, AB, Canada
4:25 PM Probing the oxidation of Nickel Sulfide Minerals by the Surface Charge Measurements J. Liu, H. Wang, J. Han and Q. Liu; Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
4:45 PM Column Flotation Using Oscillatory Air Supply J. Wang, C. Li, H. Park, C. Ng and L. Wang; School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
5:05 PM High Profit Potential with Packed Column Flotation D. Yang1, D. Zhang2 and W. Xiao2; 1Mineral Technologies Intnl. Inc., Morgantown, WV and 2Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, China
Health & Safety: Compliance is Not Enough! Safety Culture Transformation | 2:00 PM | Rm. 610
2:05 PM Creating Personal Improvement Experiences to Drive Your Safety Culture Well Beyond Compliance J. Wickizer; Health and Safety, Acknowlogy, Kaysville, UT
2:25 PM How to Identify and Control Fire and Explosion Hazards in Bulk Material Handling and Processing V. Ebadat; Solent Process Safety, Princeton, NJ
2:45 PM Mining Safety; Sharing Solutions B. Ross; Geotechnical Center of Excellence, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
3:05 PM Safety Controls for Leach Stockpile Gas Generation B. Varela, P. Cook and S. Johnson; Freeport McMoRan, Tyrone, NM
3:25 PM Safety Culture and High Reliability Organizations: Convergent Approaches for Smarter Mine Safety Management M. Pillay1 and M. Tuck2; 1School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia and 2School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
3:45 PM The Role of Supervisory Support in Fostering a Positive Safety Culture That Enhances Workers' Performance E. Haas; CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, PA
4:05 PM The Steps to a Successful Safety Culture Transformation C. O'Brien; Kiewit Mining Group, Englewood, CO
4:25 PM Assessing the Quality of Incident Investigations and Its Effect On Safety Performance of the Ghanaian Mining Industry E. Stemn1, D. Cliff1, M. Hassall2 and C. Bofinger1; 1Mineral Industry Safety and Health Centre, Sustainable Mineral Institute, The University of Queensland, Indooroopilly, QLD, Australia and 2The School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Applications of Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Minerals & Aggregate Industry I | 2:00 PM | Rm. 110
2:05 PM Frequency Texture Map for Segmentation of Mining Site Model using Machine Learning R. Sahu; Strayos, Saint Louis, MO
2:25 PM Web-Based Benchmarking in Today's Mining Industry J. Marston1, N. Hoffman1, T. Demorest2, H. Ednie3 and Z. Lukacs3; 1Golder Associates, St. Louis, MO; 2Syncrude Canada Ltd., Edmonton, AB, Canada and 3Global Mining Guidelines Group, Howick, QC, Canada
2:45 PM The Application of Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Mining Industry A. Soofastaei; Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence, VALE, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
3:05 PM A Computer Vision System for Terrain Recognition and Object Detection Tasks in Excavation Environments G. Somua - Gyimah, S. Frimpong, W. Nyaaba and E. Gbadam; Mining & Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University Of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO, UK
3:25 PM Characterization the Flow Behaviour of Industrial Minerals and Aggregates with Convolutional Neural Networks C. Aldrich; Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
3:45 PM Development of a Windows Based Software for Industrial Application of Error Detection Algorithm E. De Melo, R. Ganguli and R. Pothina; Mining Enginnering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Brazil
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Digitization, Automation & Control Strategies, PART I: Geology and Mining | 2:00 PM | Rm. 106
2:05 PM Stochastic Analysis of Block Failure for Improving Safety in Underground Limestone Mines J. Monsalve, J. Baggett, R. Bishop and N. Ripepi; Mining and Minerals Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
2:25 PM A Comparison of Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry in Underground Limestone Mines R. Bishop, J. Monsalve, J. Baggett and N. Ripepi; Mining Engineering, Virginia Tech, Statesville, NC
2:45 PM Allocation-Based Operational Uncertainties for Haulage Dump Trucks by Using Parallel Simulation-Based Optimization J. Sattarvand1, A. Moniri-Morad2, M. Pourgol-Mohammad2 and H. Aghababei2; 1Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV and 2Mining Eng., Sahand University of Tech., Tabriz, Eastern Azerbaijan, Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
3:05 PM The Digital Twin Mine: A Concept and Proposed Experimental Facility at Virginia Tech W. Lucero and E. Westman; Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
3:25 PM Design and Implementation of Optimized UAV Flight Paths for High-Resolution Imaging at Open Pit Mines R. Battulwar, J. Valencia, G. Winkelmaier, B. parvin and J. Sattarvand; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
3:45 PM Connected Mine – the Present and Future of Digital Technology in Mining P. Sobecke; Consulting, Accenture, Denver, CO
4:05 PM Vision-Based Automation for Rock-Type Classification in Cement Industry: A Machine Learning Approach A. Patel3, A. Gorai2 and S. Chatterjee1; 1Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, MTU MI, Asst. Professor, Houghton, MI; 2Department of Mining Engineering, NIT Rourkela, Associat Professor, Rourkela, Odisha, India and 3Department of Computer Science and Engineering, K L University, Asst. Professor, Guntur, AP, India
International II | 2:00 PM | Rm. 603  
2:05 PM Meerschaum Mining and Processing Activities in Eskisehir, Turkey M. Yavuz; Mining Engineering Department, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
2:25 PM Regulatory Changes in Brazil in the Aftermath of Tailings Failures K. Morrison; CMOC International, Phoenix, AZ
2:45 PM Sustainable Change of Coal Mining Regions J. Kretschmann; TH Georg Agricola University, Bochum, Germany
3:05 PM Continuous Improvement Applications at the Palmarejo Mine J. Diaz; Colorado, SME, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
3:25 PM Blame Mining: A Brazilian Perspective of Current Social Trends in Mining A. Young1, R. Pereira2 and B. Villa Verde Revelles Pereira2; 1Student Member, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and 2Management, TERRA Engenharia em Mineração, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
3:45 PM Brazil, its Mineral Resources and Future Perrspectives A. Young1, A. Girodo2 and M. Veras3; 1Student Member, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; 2Mining Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil and 3Mining Engineering, Instituto Federal do Amapa, Macapa, AM, Brazil
4:05 PM Understanding the Basements for a Good Planning & Scheduling C. Mimica; Mining and Exploration, SME Proffesional Member, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
Mining & Exploration: Geosciences: Geology of Base Metals Deposits | 2:00 PM | Rm. 501  
2:05 PM Identifying Key Processes on Mineralization at Khoemacau's Cu-Ag Deposit, Kalahari Copper Belt, North West District, Botswana C. Knight1, O. Disang1, B. Muyoba1 and M. Enders2; 1Ex, Khoemacau Copper Mining, Gaborone, Botswana and 2Mining, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
2:25 PM Copper Hosted in Red Beds At Tambomachay Deposit (Cuzco, Peru), Trapped by Bacterially Reduced Sulfur During Migration of Basinal Fluids S. Rosas1, L. Fontboté2, C. Salcedo1, R. Misael1, J. Vallance1, J. Sáez1 and J. Spangenberg3; 1Geology Engineering Program, Pontifical Catholic Univeristy of Peru, Lima, Peru; 2Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland and 3Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
2:45 PM Black Butte Copper, a High-Grade Underground Minable Copper Deposit in Meagher County, Montana E. LeLacheur; Sandfire Resources, America Inc., White Sulphur Springs, MT
3:05 PM The Soledad Project, Peru: High-Grade Cu-Au-Ag Hosted in Multiple Tourmaline Breccia Pipes D. Kelley; Chakana Copper Corporation, Golden, CO
3:25 PM Ods Project a Sediment Hosted Copper Deposit in Neuquen and Mendoza Provinces, Argentina H. Vera; SME, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3:45 PM Geology and Discovery History of the Cukaru Peki Cu-Au Deposit, Serbia V. Canby; Exploration, Senior VP, Englewood, CO
4:05 PM Geologic and Geotechnical Data Collection of Resolution Copper UG development D. Stalling; Geology, Rio Tinto - Resolution Copper, Florence, AZ
Mining & Exploration: Geosciences: Uncertainty & Risk in Resource Modelling | 2:00 PM | Rm. 506
2:05 PM Managing Mineral Resource Risk E. Ronald; SRK Consulting, Denver, CO
2:25 PM A Dynamic Uncertainty Reduction Method for Grade Tonnage Curves Using Level-Sets with Stochastic Motion T. Hall, P. Achtziger-Zupančič, F. Fouedjio, L. Yang and J. Caers; Geological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2:45 PM Data Spacing Design Based on Uncertainty with a Graphical User Interface Y. Wang and J. Boisvert; Mr., Edmonton, AB, Canada
3:05 PM The Risks in Fundamentals of Recoverable Resource Models M. Rossi1, J. Bruna Novillo2 and J. Bassan2; 1GeoSystems International, Boca Raton, FL and 2Patagonia GeoSciences, Ing. Jacobacci, Rio Negro, Argentina
3:25 PM Optimizer: Drill Planning for the Modern Era M. Giebel; Newmont Mining Corporation, Elko, NV
3:45 PM Reaching for the Stars C. Wilson; Resource Modeling, SME, Elko, NV
4:05 PM Decluster Weights as a Measure of Average Sample Spacing Applications in Mineral Resource Classification D. Hulse; Gustavson Associates LLC, Aurora, CO
4:25 PM Comparative Analysis of 3D Domain Modelling Alternatives: Implications for Mineral Resource Estimates M. Tokoglu1 and K. Dagdelen2; 1General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey and 2Mining Engineering Deparment, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Mining & Exploration: Geosciences: Underground Mine Geotechnical II | 2:00 PM | Rm. 503
2:05 PM Interpreting Entry Stability and Geologic Hazards Utilizing Borescopes M. Van Dyke and W. Su; Ground Control, NIOSH, Pittsburgh, PA
2:25 PM Real-Time Hazard Monitoring System for Underground Mining Using Video Technology A. DiRienzo; RESPEC, Rapid City, SD
2:45 PM Scanning the Oro Hondo Vent Shaft S. Schiele; Mine Vision Systems, Denver, CO
3:05 PM Localized Seismic Velocity Reduction Associated with Induced Seismicity in a Deep Narrow-Vein Mine S. Ghaychi Afrouz1, E. Westman1 and k. Dehn2; 1Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and 2Spokane Research Lab, NIOSH, Spokane, WA
3:25 PM Identifying Loose Ground and Unfavorable Structures in Underground Workings Using Thermal, Multispectral, and Hyperspectral Imagery R. Turner1, R. Becker3, S. Iverson2 and M. MacLaughlin3; 1Underground, Barrick, Whitehall, MT; 2NIOSH, Spokane, WA and 3Geological Engineering, Montana Tech, Butte, MT
3:45 PM Comparison of UAV Systems Equipped with LiDAR and Photogrammetry for Geotechnical Investigation in Underground Mining Environments R. Becker1, R. Turner2 and M. MacLaughlin1; 1Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT and 2Barrick, Whitehall, MT
Mining & Exploration: Innovations & Technologies: Data Driven Innovation: Inspiration to Action | 2:00 PM | Rm. 502  
2:05 PM Increasing Robustness and Predictability in the Mining Industry through Data Analytics and Integration M. Risso2, M. Momayez1 and K. Henríquez3; 1Mining and Geological Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; 2Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universidad del Bio Bio, Concepcion, Bio Bio, Chile and 3Electrical and Electronics, Universidad Tecnológica de Chile INACAP, Santiago, RM, Chile
2:25 PM Mine to Mill 2.0 – A new Approach to Capturing the Potential of Higher Intensity Blasting to Improve Throughput D. La Rosa; CRC ORE, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2:45 PM 5D Slope Steepening Oversight and Analytics J. Lyons-Baral and S. Gering; Mine Planning, Hexagon Mining, Tucson, AZ
3:05 PM Real-Time Access and Analytics of Your Machine Health Data, Your Way R. White; 3D-P, Calgary, AB, Canada
3:25 PM Automated Mine Haul Profile Extraction from GPS Data N. Priegnitz1 and J. Yoo2; 1Komatsu America Corp. / Bradley University, Peoria, IL and 2Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
3:45 PM On Budget But Losing Millions…A Two-Dimensional Problem with a 3-Dimensional Solution K. Sever; OptimiZ Consulting LLC, Gilbert, AZ
4:05 PM UAV/Drone Data Implementation at a Mine Site C. Nelms; Mining Division, RDOIC, San Antonio, TX
Mining & Exploration: Management: Mine Management in a Digital World: How Embracing Innovation has Challenged Management Systems | 2:00 PM | Rm. 504
2:05 PM The Challenge of Change in Organizations T. Camm; Montana Tech, Butte, MT
2:25 PM Innovation or Shiny New Toy? An Old Fart's Perspective T. Arnold; Pershing Gold Corp., Lovelock, NV
2:45 PM Agile Management in an Inflexible World: When Management Systems Collide J. Dwyer; Consultant, Elko, NV
3:05 PM Our Efforts to Modernize an Archaic Mine Project Cost Estimating Software System S. Stebbins1 and M. Masiar2; 1Aventurine Engineering, Inc., Elk, WA and 2UX, InfoMine Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada
3:25 PM Value Driven Mining Decisions: Top-Down Approach to Mining Cost Reduction A. Young and W. Rogers; Department of Mining Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
3:45 PM MWOPS – Digitsating Mine Water Managment in Mining S. Szylkarski; DHI Water & Environment, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Mining & Exploration: Operations: Blasting II | 2:00 PM | Rm. 505
2:05 PM Innovative Method to Approach Velocity of Detonation (VOD) by Measuring Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) of Blast M. Seo1, A. Torrance2, G. Cavanough3 and C. Johnson1; 1Nuclear and Mining Engineering, Missouri Science and Technology, Rolla, MO; 2Kilmorie Consulting, Cooks Hill, NSW, Australia and 3QMR Blasting Analysis, Pinjarra Hills, QLD, Australia
2:25 PM Vibration Considerations for a New Aggregate Operation Next to a Dam G. Rigsby; Vibra-Tech Engineers, Inc., Austin, TX
2:45 PM Cautious Blasting on Pinnacles over Communities and Sensitive Infrastructure N. Rouse and T. Worsey; Respec, Lexington, KY
3:05 PM Blasting Proximity to Local Communities and Structures in the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District R. Meany; Mine Tech Services, SME member, Colorado Springs, CO
3:25 PM Ground Vibration Control from Blasting in Saturated Deposits – Case Study in South Florida J. Silva1 and B. Lusk2; 1Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and 2PhD, Rolla, MO
3:45 PM 3D Modeling of Predicted and Actual Blasting Vibrations J. Lyons-Baral; Mine Planning, Hexagon Mining, Tucson, AZ
4:05 PM Optimize Comminution using Shovel-based Fragmentation Analysis T. BoBo; Split Engineering, Tucson, AZ
Mining History | 2:00 PM | Rm. 112
2:05 PM The Beginnings of Mining and Metallurgy Literature in Early Modern Europe I. Barton; Mining and Geological Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2:25 PM Alaska Gold and Southwest Copper – How Daniel Jackling Brought Copper Know-How to the Juneau Goldbelt T. Braun; SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc., Denver, CO
2:45 PM 300 Years of Lead Minning in Southeast Missouri (SEMO) R. Bullock; Department of Mining & Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Longview, WA
3:05 PM Anthony Lucas and the Development of the Louisiana Salt Mining Industry W. Goodman2 and C. Hocking1; 1Mining and Energy, RESPEC, Rapid City, SD and 2Sovereign, Leesburg, FL
3:25 PM The Founders of the American Institute for Mining Engineers – 1871 G. Luxbacher; OMSHR, NIOSH, Prosper, TX
3:45 PM American Mining Engineers on a Global Stage: The Case of John Hays Hammond from the 1870s to the Great Depression M. Hendrickson; History, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
4:05 PM Zinc Mining in the Friedensville Mining District and the Birth of the U. S. Zinc Industry L. Kaas; Retired, Arlington, VA
4:25 PM Saving the Anthracite Industry – The Conowingo Tunnel and the Anthracite Mine Flood-Control Projects M. KORB; Tetra Tech, Inc, Wapwallopen, PA
MPD: Chemical Processing: Hydrometallurgy | 2:00 PM | Rm. 703
2:05 PM Heap Leach Production Modeling – A Spreadsheet Based Approach M. Botz1 and J. Marsden2; 1Elbow Creek Engineering, Billings, MT and 2Metallurgium, Phoenix, AZ
2:30 PM Comparative Oxidation Sutdy of Gold Bearing Sulfide Ores by Microbial Assited Processes