Mine Closure 2024

26–28 November 2024 | The Westin Perth, Western Australia


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About the Conference

The series of International Conferences on Mine Closure is a fixture on the calendars of many mining professionals, providing topical and high quality papers and presentations on a range of topics of immediate interest and relevance.

A key feature of the conference series is the diversity of disciplines and expertise that come together to focus on the pressing issues facing the mine closure community globally.

Previous conferences have been held in:

  • 2023 Reno, Nevada, USA
  • 2022 Brisbane, Australia
  • 2021 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • 2019 Perth, Australia
  • 2018 Leipzig, Germany
  • 2016 Perth, Australia
  • 2015 Vancouver, Canada
  • 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2013 Cornwall, England
  • 2012 Brisbane, Australia
  • 2011 Alberta, Canada
  • 2010 Vina del Mar, Chile
  • 2009 Perth, Australia
  • 2008 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2007 Santiago, Chile
  • 2006 Perth, Australia

Conference Themes

At Mine Closure 2024 we are taking a new approach to the conference themes. This year we are focusing the Mine Closure conference within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

According to the UN, ‘The SDGs aim to transform our world. They are a call to action to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy health, justice, and prosperity.’ These goals map closely on to what good mine closure should aim for as an outcome and many of our themes in previous conferences map closely to these. To help us look beyond the mines we wish to close, we hope to encourage a broader appreciation of what our industry and conference can achieve on the global stage.

  • Stakeholders and communities
  • Closure objectives and criteria
  • Financing and cost estimation
  • Relinquishment and legacy management
  • Landform and engineering design
  • Surface water and erosion control
  • Ecosystem reconstruction
  • Statutory compliance
  • Contaminant remediation and impact management

ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of previous Mine Closure conferences, including Mine Closure 2023, are freely available to download from the ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings.

View the papers at papers.acg.uwa.edu.au/mineclosure

The ACG is calling for expressions of interest in hosting upcoming Mine Closure conferences. Email us to learn more.

The ACG is also calling for hosts of workshops/short courses to run alongside the upcoming Mine Closure 2022 conference. Click here to express your interest in hosting a Mine Closure 2022 Associated Event.

The ACG would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our conference will take place. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.