Preliminary Programme

The event starts

Ulaanbaatar 11:00 | Europe 05:00 | East America 20:00

How to attend the session


Welcome & Introduction

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 11:40 | Europe 05:40 | East America 20:40


Opening address

15 mins Ulaanbaatar 12:00 | Europe 06:00 | East America 21:00


Keynote talk: Ministry of Mining & Heavy Industry of Mongolia

30 mins Ulaanbaatar 12:15 | Europe 06:15 | East America 21:15


Keynote talk: Profs. Mark Tibbett and Andy Fourie

30 mins Ulaanbaatar 12:45 | Europe 06:45 | East America 21:45


Who decides?© plenary closing session

60 mins Ulaanbaatar 13:15 | Europe 07:15 | East America 22:15


MineClosure Planning – session discussion

60 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:15 | Europe 08:15 | East America 23:15

Post MineClosure – Session discussion

60 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:15 | Europe 08:15 | East America 23:15


Break time/Networking (30 mins)

How to network on the event platform


Sponsor presentation (5 mins)


MineClosure Planning:

Risks & Liabilities

Ouchebri Ismail, A. Goksu and F. Junqueira
Golder Associates Inc, Canada

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 15:50 | Europe 09:50 | East America 00:50

Closure and rehabilitation detailed design for a tailings storage facility: case study for a gold mine in Quebec, Canada

Todd Bell and C. Grant
Anglo American, Australia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 16:10 | Europe 10:10 | East America 01:10

Developing Anglo American’s Integrated Rehabilitation Strategy: Realising a Positive Legacy

Dawn Brock
International Council on Mining and Metals, UK

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 16:30 | Europe 10:30 | East America 01:30

Reducing company risks and liabilities by integrating closure into business decision making processes

Regulatory issues and global standards on

Mine closure and transfer of care

Jeremy Collyard and T. Patterson
SLR International Corporation, USA

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 15:50 | Europe 09:50 | East America 00:50

The Future of Good Samaritan Legislation Related to the Legacy of Mining in the United States and the Challenges it poses for our Social License to Operate

Joerg Frauenstein
German Environment Agency

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 16:10 | Europe 10:10 | East America 01:10

Sustainable re-cultivation of coal mines in Mongolia

Justin Dixon, P.J.H de Graaf, G. Beale, T. G. Carter and P.F. Stacey
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, Anglo American, De Beers Group of Companies, Australia, Piteau Associates, UK, Golder Associates Ltd., Canada and Stacey Mining Geotechnical Ltd. Canada

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 16:30 | Europe 10:30 | East America 01:30

Geotechnical guidelines for open pit closure – a new publication by the Large Open Pit (LOP) project


Break time/Networking (30 mins)


Sponsor presentation (5 mins)


Mine Closure Planning;

Risks & Liabilities

Glen Corder, A. Littleboy and G. Boggs
Univesity of Queensland and Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME), Australia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 17:25 | Europe 11:25 | East America 02:25

Operational Solutions for Transformational Change

Fiona Haslam-McKenzie
University of Western Australia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 17:45 | Europe 11:45 | East America 02:45

Preparing for Mine Re-Purposing: Challenges and Opportunities

Nikolaus Linder, J. Heizmann, J. Labuschagne and L. Miyen
Fichtner W&T GmbH Mining and Raw Materials and CRONIMET Mining Processing AG, Switzerland and South Africa

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 18:05 | Europe 12:05 | East America 03:05

Applications of a Mine Closure Concept towards PFS Status for Ongoing Mining Operations at Tavan Tolgoi Coal Deposit

Beneficial land use of mine sites and

ecosystem restoration

Hernandi Octaviano, TR. Wijaya, J. Sudrajat, B. Hutahaean and R. Adnis
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 17:25 | Europe 11:25 | East America 02:25

Integration, synergy and harmony of mining activity with tourism sector

Tapiwa Chimbganda and JL. Broadhurst
University of Cape Town, South Africa

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 17:45 | Europe 11:45 | East America 02:45

Investigating the potential use of fibre-rich plants to create multi-value chains for post-mining industrial development

Confidence Muzerengi, L.T. Mangwaya and K. Madi
University of Mpumalanga, South Africa and University of Venda, South Africa

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 18:05 | Europe 12:05 | East America 03:05

Secondary resources at abandoned mine tailings in the Giyani Greenstone Belt, Limpopo Province of South Africa


Principal sponsor (10 mins)


Day close

Ulaanbaatar 18:35 | Europe 12:35 | East America 03:35

Day opening

10 mins Ulaanbaatar 11:40 | Europe 05:40 | East America 20:40


Keynote talk: Dr. Prof. Dirk van Zyl, University of British Columbia, on ISO Standard

30 mins Ulaanbaatar 11:50 | Europe 05:50 | East America 20:50


Keynote talk: Dr. Abel Tekla “Mine closure regulation development in the developing world”

30 mins Ulaanbaatar 12:20 | Europe 06:20 | East America 21:20


Principal sponsor (10 mins)


Policies & Standards – Session discussion

60 mins Ulaanbaatar 12:30 | Europe 06:30 | East America 21:30

Risks management – Session discussion

60 mins Ulaanbaatar 12:30 | Europe 06:30 | East America 21:30


Break time/Networking (30 mins)


Sponsor presentation (5 mins)


MineClosure Planning:

Risks & Liabilities

Carl Grant and P.R. Botha
Anglo American, Australia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:35 | Europe 08:35 | East America 23:35

Anglo American’s Mine Closure Toolbox (version 3): A Journey of Alignment, Integration and Sharing

Ashley Tones, L. Howe and J. du Plooy
Eco Logical Australia (ELA), Australia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:55 | Europe 08:55 | East America 23:55

Knowledge makes the work go round: Knowledge management in mine closure planning

Harmony Musiyarira, I. Chirchir and M. Bliss
Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia and Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, Canada

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 15:15 | Europe 09:15 | East America 00:15

The development of a mine closure framework: A case study for Namibia

Landform & Risk assessment

Made Mahayasa, M. Simanjuntak and M. Johson
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, USA and PT Freeport Indonesia, Indonesia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:35 | Europe 08:35 | East America 23:35

Wanagon Overburden Stability; Grasberg Surface Mine Closure

Adrienne Joaquim, A. Hartzenberg, O. Gibbons and T. Coleman
SRK Consulting, Canada

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:55 | Europe 08:55 | East America 23:55

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth? A Case Study Comparing Analytical and Empirical Assessments Against Site Observations

Sanjive Narendranathan, J. Faithful, N. Patel and J. Stipcevich
GHD Australia and ENGIE (Hazelwood Power), Australia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 15:15 | Europe 09:15 | East America 00:15

A case study – from operation to closure, transient slope supplementation measures for the northern batters of the Hazelwood mine, using the MGRI approach.


Break time/Networking (30 mins)


Sponsor presentation (5 mins)


Community engagement in mine closure and corporate social responsibility

Adam Ashby and EJB van-Etten
Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 16:30 | Europe 10:30 | East America 01:30

Exploring abandoned mines through a public lens

Ntombifuthi Nxumalo
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 16:50 | Europe 10:50 | East America 01:50

Organised Communities- a driver to engaging communities, value creation and socio-centric approach mine closure in mining projects: A case of Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN)

Annika Bjelkevik and T.E. Bohlin
Tailings Consultants Scandinavia AB (TCS), Sweden

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 17:10 | Europe 11:10 | East America 02:10

Mine Closure – Do we miss the opportunities?

Mine closure and progressive rehabilitation

Sod-Erdene, Uuganbayar.P, OtgonBaatar.S, Erdenebayar.N and Uugankhuu.B
Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 16:30 | Europe 10:30 | East America 01:30

Undai river diversion project in Oyu Tolgoi mine

Pelin Usta, O. Demir, A. Cingoz, O. Aykurt, G. Uzuncelebi and E. Ogur
Eldorado gold corporation, Efemçukuru Gold Mine

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 16:50 | Europe 10:50 | East America 01:50

Approaches to Human and Environment in Efemçukuru Gold Mine: Case Studies

Thomas Baumgartl, J chan, F. Bucka and E. Pihlap
Federation University, Australia, University of Queensland, Australia, Technical University of Munich, Germany and Agricultural Research Centre, Estonia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 17:10 | Europe 11:10 | East America 02:10

Soil organic carbon in rehabilitated coal mine soils as an indicator for soil health


Day Close

Ulaanbaatar 17:40 | Europe 11:40 | East America 02:40

Day opening

10 mins Ulaanbaatar 11:40 | Europe 05:40 | East America 20:40


Keynote talk: Mark J Dillon & John Milsom, ATC Williams Pty Ltd, “Postulations on Mine Closure 2050”

30 mins Ulaanbaatar 11:50 | Europe 05:50 | East America 20:50


Keynote talk: Aidan Davy, COO of ICMM, on The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

30 mins Ulaanbaatar 12:20 | Europe 06:20 | East America 21:20


Principal sponsor (10 mins)


Break time/Networking (30 mins)


Sponsor presentation (5 mins)


Mine closure risks and Landform design

Thierry Delaunay, R. Hadadou, H. Baroudi, J.P. Josien and J.P. Piguet
GEODERIS, France, INERIS, France, Rovconsult, GD of Luxembourg and Lorraine University – Georessources LAB, France

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 13:35 | Europe 07:35 | East America 22:35

Risk management considerate kinetic of the subsidence on top of closed room and pillar mines

Morel Jacques, M. Foumelis, D. Raucoules and S. Lemal
BRGM (French Geological Survey), France

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 13:55 | Europe 07:55 | East America 22:55

InSAR assets in ground movements survey on abandoned coalfields

Mara Maswehune, S.K. Pujiastuti and G. Pardede
PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:15 | Europe 08:15 | East America 23:15

Practice of 2:1 Waste Rock Dump Reclamation Slope at Batu Hijau – 20 Years Journey Creating a Legacy of Best

Ed Saunders and A. LeRiche
SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc, Canada

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:35 | Europe 08:35 | East America 23:35

Weak rock open pit slope stability considerations to inform the positioning of permanent mine infrastructure: northern Canada mine case study

Mine closure and progressive rehabilitation

Tedi Yunanto, F Amanah, T.H. Gultom and S. Asdini
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and EHS Department, Harita Group, Indonesia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 13:35 | Europe 07:35 | East America 22:35

The evaluation of flora and fauna in coal mine reclamation land (case study: PT Dharma Puspita Mining, East Kalimantan, Indonesia)

Eddy Nurtjahya
Universitas Bangka Belitung, Indonesia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 13:55 | Europe 07:55 | East America 22:55

Selection criteria for plant species grown on tin-mined soil in Bangka Island, Indonesia

Altantsetseg Balt, B. Erdenetsetseg, B. Odsuren, U. Sainbileg, A. Enkhtuya, J. Hamilton and B. Bazartseren
Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia and National University of Mongolia, Mongolia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:15 | Europe 08:15 | East America 23:15

Land rehabilitation using native species in an arid Gobi Desert Environment

Myagmarjav Lkhagvasuren and D. Batsuuri
Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 14:35 | Europe 08:35 | East America 23:35

Species composition of small mammal and abundance in natural and rehabilitated saxaul forest at the Gunii khooloi, Khanbogd soum


Break time/Networking (30 mins)


Sponsor presentation (5 mins)


Mine closure monitoring & treatments of sites

Jamie Robinson, I. Andrews, J. Dodd, L. Josselyn, J. Gusek and E. Clarke
SLR Consulting Limited, UK, Linkan Engineering, US and St Gobain Limited, UK

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 15:30 | Europe 09:30 | East America 00:30

Treatment of High Sulfate, Low Metal Leachate Using an Engineered Passive System

Justus Freer, B.G. Lottermoser, J.L. Sieger, B.J. Muller
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 15:50 | Europe 09:50 | East America 00:50

Suppressing fugitive dust emissions with biogenic industrial wastes and by-products

Mine closure and tailings dams

Fanus van Wyk
Agreenco Environmental Projects, South Africa

20 mins Ulaanbaatar 15:30 | Europe 09:30 | East America 00:30

Cover characteristics of a large gold tailings storage facility in South Africa: A Case Study


Day Close

Ulaanbaatar 16:40 | Europe 10:40 | East America 01:40