Sharing Critical Control Measures #2 Independent Experts, Black Hats and Sharing Learnings

Brad Ross | April 3, 2017
img0 In this second article of my series of Sharing Critical Control Measures, I discuss the importance of three critical control measures to help prevent unexpected “Black Swan” events, including using independent experts, challenging the basic assumptions of experts (wearing a “black hat) and sharing learnings to prevent similar events. At 144 million tons, the Manefay Landslide ...

Geotechnical or Geomechanical?

Alexander Vyazmensky | March 9, 2017
img0 Image: LTU website Quite often, I hear a question: “Why the term Geotechnical Engineering is used in Mining?” Let’s investigate! There are five major specialty areas that deal with engineering in soil and/or rock: 1.      Civil Geotechnics: design of foundations for urban construction and civil infrastructure, tunnels engineering, design of dams and large underground openings for civil ...

Uzbekugol will present new projects to foreign investors

MINEX FORUM | March 2, 2017
img0 The planned adoption of the new Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the development and modernization of the coal industry in 2017-2021” is nearing its final stages. The draft of the document is already submitted for approval. The document outlines the proposed implementation of coalmine investment projects “Angren” and “Nishbash”. During the construction ...

Uzbekistan is about to boost cooperation with Turkey

MINEX FORUM | March 1, 2017
img0 Image: hurriyetdailynews.com Uzbekistan hopes to cooperate with Turkish businesspeople in the petrochemicals and mining industries, said a top Uzbek official in a joint meeting in Istanbul on Feb. 27.  “We hope to work with our Turkish partners in petrochemicals. We can also work together on the extraction and processing of mines such as gold, silver and ...