Russian town Mirny to host mining technology conference in September, Alrosa says

Mirny will be hosting an international research-to-practice conference The Mining Industry in the 21st Century: Challenges and Reality, on September 15 and 16, 2021. Over 100 researchers, exploration and mining experts from Russia and other countries are expected to take part. The event is being organized by ALROSA’s Yakutniproalmaz Institute.
The participants will discuss promising technologies and trends in underground and open-pit mining, ore treatment and processing, geomechanical provision and the use of remote control and automation in mining. Special focus will be given to the issues of safety and environment in mining.
“Technologies in the mining industry are never stagnant: equipment is becoming more and more productive, processes are undergoing digital transformation, and software complexes are improving, along with data collection and analysis systems. At the same time, the industry’s traditional issues, whether technical or environmental, are also becoming more complex. As the mines reach extremely low depths, miners keep increasingly running into problems of high gas and water concentration and decreasing ore grade. These issues, among others, are putting the development of the mining complex under serious pressure. Furthermore, instances when a more extensive deployment of innovative technology compensates for the rising mining costs are far from widespread. At this conference, we and our colleagues are planning to discuss the most promising ways of resolving these issues, as well as other issues relevant to the industry,” said Igor Zyryanov, Deputy Co-Chairman of the Conference’s Organizing Committee and Deputy Director for Research at Yakutniproalmaz Institute.
To participate, please call
+7 914 263-11-06; +7 495 916-70-14, ext. 4-33-17
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