Mining Industry in the 21st Century — Challenges and Reality

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Scientific Secretary of the Expert Council for Innovations under the President of OJSC ALROSA, Candidate of Technical Sciences


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International scientific and practical conference

Mining Industry in the 21st Century — Challenges and Reality

15 – 16 September 2021 Yakutniproalmaz institute of Alrosa PJSC (public company) Mirny


Dear colleagues,

The Organizing Committee of the International Scientific and Practical Conference would like to invite you to the forthcoming Conference.

The complexity of the challenges of mining operations including natural environment and mining conditions constantly increases, despite the achievements in the development of modern mining methods and the use of efficient equipment and mining systems. Gas hazard, abundant water inflow in the rock mass, and depreciation of ore grades accompany the extreme deepening of underground mining, and have generally overwhelming impact on the development of the mining industry. In addition, innovative technologies do not always compensate for the increase in production costs.

At the time of growing competition among the market players and sometimes-unpredictable challenges of the external environment, the implementation of promising innovations is of particular importance, and the need to reduce the risks from the problems facing the mining industry is urgent.

Conference Themes

1. Techniques of underground ore deposit development.

2. Techniques of open-pit ore deposit development.

3. Geomechanical support of mining operations.

4. Mining machines and transportation systems.

5. The use of remote and computer-aided technologies in the extraction of minerals.

6. Ore treatment and processing.

7. Industrial safety and environmental protection in mining operations.

Abstracts preview will be published prior to the Conference. Papers that meet the requirements of high level of research and correspond to the themes of the Conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

The Conference venue will be Yakutniproalmaz Institute of Alrosa PJSC (public company). Within the framework of the Conference, a tour of Alrosa diamond mining enterprises will be organized.

Contacts and information for correspondence

Deputy Conference Co-chair:

I.V. Zyryanov — Deputy Director for research of Yakutniproalmaz Institute, Holder of an Advanced Doctorate (D. Eng. Sc.) (E-mail: tel. +7-914-252-8369)

Secretariat: Olga Shalatova  E-mail:, tel. +7-914-263-11-06, +7 (495) 916-70-14 ext. 4-33-17; Denis Skriaga, E-mail:, tel. +7-914-115-02-05, +7 (495) 916-70-14 ext. 4-17-55.

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