Deep Mining 2012
Proceedings of the Sixth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining
Editor: Yves Potvin
Deep and high stress mining is a very important topic as it is essentially where the future of the mining industry lies. Deep mining is also technically a very challenging environment. In particular, the geotechnical and logistical issues, including the reticulation and refrigeration of fresh air, are often intense and best practices and innovations need to be implemented. The significant investment and the many unknowns associated with deep mining increases with depth and so does the risk profile. The margin for error in these conditions is therefore very narrow.