Slope Stability 2020 will provide a forum for open pit mining and civil engineering practitioners, consultants, researchers and suppliers worldwide to exchange views on best practice and state-of-the-art slope technologies. Best practice with respect to pit slope investigations, design, implementation and performance monitoring will be discussed during the symposium.

The ACG is delighted to host this event in Perth again. It has been more than a decade since it was last held in Western Australia.

Past symposia have been held in:

  • Seville, Spain, 2018
  • Cape Town, South Africa, 2015
  • Brisbane, Australia, 2013
  • Vancouver, Canada, 2011
  • Santiago, Chile, 2009
  • Perth, Australia, 2007
  • Cape Town, South Africa, 2006

Click here to view the event flyer.

Symposium chair

Professor Phil Dight
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia

Phil has been involved with the development and design of ground support for mining applications since 1975. Phil joined the ACG in 2008 and has since been working on stress memory effects in rocks, ground support applications, slope stability problems (including the use of microseismicity to understand failure mechanisms), and 3D rock properties. In 2017, Phil commenced a four year MRIWA project aimed at investigating the issues of strainburst vulnerability in underground mines.

Open Pit Mines

Western Australian open pit mining operations include:

  • Boddington Gold Mine – gold and copper mine near Boddington, WA
  • Rosemount Gold Mine – Regis Resources Ltd located in Garden Well, WA
  • Super Pit – gold mine near Kalgoorlie, WA
  • Telfer Mine – gold and copper mine in the Pilbara, WA
  • Tropicana Gold Mine – AngloGold Ashanti located northwest of Kalgoorlie, WA

Iron ore mines in the Pilbara include BHP, RioTinto, FMG, and Roy Hill.

There are also many mining companies headquartered in Perth.