ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Mine Closure Solutions 2014 will offer a forum for specialized professionals to present case studies from mines all over the world. The conference will provide an invaluable opportunity for specialists and students to share their knowledge and discuss relevant topics, including technology, regulatory issues, transfer of care and custody, closure risks and liability, financing, insurance, social responsibility, community engagement and sustainable development.
“Minas Gerais” means “General Mines,” reflecting the long history of mining in the area. Delegates will have an opportunity to visit several important mines, some of them dating back 300 years.
State regulations regarding mine closure have recently been introduced in the state of Minas Gerais. This is likely to be the first step in Brazilian federal mine closure legislation. Mine closure is a new topic in Brazil, and other South American countries; all of these countries present promising opportunities for the introduction of new technologies and approaches. The field of mine closure is well advanced in the USA and Canada, and the objective for this conference is to provide an opportunity to discuss mutual issues and share lessons learned, technology and experience.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference will be valuable for those involved with mine design, operations and closure, including:
· Mine companies and operators
· Engineers and geologists
· Designers of mine closure and reclamation projects
· International practitioners
· Researchers - Academics including professors and students
· Those involved with societal matters related to mine closure
The following will be the key themes at Mine Closure Solutions 2014:
· Closure planning/ post mining sustainable land use
· Technical issues and technology including:
· Water management;
· Long-term stability;
· Monitoring and maintenance;
· Landform engineering and;
· Financial assurance and closure costs
Legislation and regulations
Sustainable Development and socio-economic aspects
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts of their proposed papers at firstname.lastname@example.org in English by 5 November 2013. The abstracts should include the lead authors contact information, and should be limited to fewer than 500 words