Schedule

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
  • 7:00 am – 2:00 pmMeeting Registration
  • 8:30 am – 8:45 amWelcoming Remarks, Safety Share, Introductions & Review of the Agenda
  • 8:45 – 9:30 amRecent Experience in Mine Innovation at Hecla Mining Company
    Jeff Rosser, Director – Continuous Improvement, Hecla Mining Company
  • 9:30 am – 10:15 amAdvancements in Monitoring for Tailings Storage Facilities
    John Lupo, Sr. Director Geotechnical and Hydrology Newmont Mining Corp.
  • 10:15 am – 10:30 amCoffee Break & Networking
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 amAdvances in Autonomy
    Michael Murphy, Technology Manager, Caterpillar
  • 11:15 am – NoonReimagining Underground Stoping with Wireless Initiation
    Steve Piercey, Senior Manager – Wireless Blasting NA, Orica Mining Services
  • Noon – 1:30 pmLunch & Keynote Speaker
    Financing Technology and Innovation in Mining
    Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds, Resource Capital Funds
  • 1:30 pm – 2:15 pmInnovation in Exploration: An Outlook on Approaches to Enhancing Our Imaginations
    M. Stephen Enders
  • 2:15 pm – 3:00 pmInnovations in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
    Corby G. Anderson, Harrison Western Professor, Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy, Colorado School of Mines
  • 3:00 pm – 3:15 pmCoffee Break & Networking
  • 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Sustainable Water Supply for Chile's Copper Mines
    Jim Spenceley, Senior VP Mining, Black & Veatch
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm INNOVATIONS IN SAFETY RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT
    Jessica Kogel, CDC NIOSH
  • 4:05 pm – 4:15 pm Advancing Mine Worker Health and Safety in the Western US
    Todd Ruff, NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division
  • 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Novel Approaches for Extracting Information from Seismic Data
    Derrick Chambers, NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division
  • 4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Going Deeper – a Closer Look at Heat Stress in Deep Western US Metal Mines
    Gerald Poplin, NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division
  • 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Addressing Challenging Ground Conditions in Underground Metal Mines Through Innovation
    Kathryn Dehn, NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pmClosing Reception & Keynote Speaker
    Technology Integration – An Operator’s Perspective
    Steve Holmes, Mining Consultant, Tucson, AZ
  • Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
  • 7:30 am – NoonField Trip: Mine Tour: Climax Molybdenum Mine