International Conferences on Mine Closure

15th International Conference on Mine Closure | Australia


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Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.


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14th International Hybrid Conference on Mine Closure
17-19 August 2021 | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The 14th International Hybrid Conference on Mine Closure (Mine Closure 2021) will provide opportunities to network and explore the latest mine closure methodologies and technique breakthroughs.
This meeting provides a forum for attendees from a variety of disciplines to exchange ideas about their work and to learn about new developments in the field of mine closure.

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ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings

There is a range of papers from previous mine closure conferences that are freely available to download from the ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings.

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Hard copy proceedings are also available for purchase from the ACG Online Shop.

Mine Closure 2019, held in Perth, Western Australia in September 2019 attracted over 500 attendees and was supported by the following sponsors:

  • Alcoa of Australia
  • Axter Australia
  • Bentley Systems Pty Ltd
  • Bentonite WA
  • BHP
  • CGG NPA Satellite Mapping
  • Decipher
  • Deswik Mining Consultants
  • emapper Pty Ltd
  • Enpoint
  • Erizon
  • GHD Pty Ltd
  • Global Synthetics Pty Ltd
  • Golder
  • Growise
  • Hydrobiology
  • Iluka Resources
  • Maxar
  • Mine Earth Pty Ltd
  • Mine Environment Management
  • Mine Waste Management Pty Ltd
  • MPL Laboratories
  • O’Kane Consultants Pty Ltd
  • PGG Wrightson Turf – Dura Veg
  • SLR Consulting
  • Specterra Services
  • SRK Consulting
  • Stantec
  • TRE Altamira Inc

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:

  • 2021 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • 2019 Perth, Australia
  • 2016 Perth, Australia
  • 2015 Vancouver, Canada
  • 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2013 Cornwell, England
  • 2012 Brisbane, Australia
  • 2011 Alberta, Canada
  • 2010 Vina de Mar, Chile
  • 2009 Perth, Australia
  • 2008 Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2007 Santiago, Chile
  • 2006 Perth, Australia

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.