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Soon the start of the specialized Masters:
2EM, September 2nd, CFSG, September 9th, and MIRIS, September 30th ...

The 9 students who joined the MS® MIRIS in 2018 are currently doing an internship in a company to make
their professional thesis a reality. The briefs are being drafted
and the submissions are for Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.

The MIRIS specialized training diplomas will be presented at the Mines Museum of Mineralogy
in ParisTech on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. 60 Boulevard Saint Michel, Paris 6th

The 2019-2020 session of the MS® MIRIS will be attended by 17 students from 10 different nationalities

Network news

Serge Seguret and Xavier Emery invite you to discover the book they co-wrote;

                  Géostatistique de gisement de cuivre chiliens (in french)

This book, based on 35 years of applied research, is primarily a sharing of experience that can be transferred to deposits other than copper, metal or not.

The Cesmat alumni who have now become collaborators, and I think you will find in the tone and anecdotes of this collection a flavour of your past in France. 

The book covers the main mining issues where geostatistics, a discipline founded in the 1960s to study variables measured in a limited number of points of space, plays an essential role.
These include geological interpretation and modelling, exploitation and grade control, resource assessment, mining planning, geotechnical engineering, geometallurgical and sampling. With more than 150 illustrations, the presentation is systematically geared towards a practical exhibition of industry problems and solutions.

Transposable to other types of deposits, the concrete cases here concern Chilean copper porphyry deposits, studies published by the authors and carried out in collaboration with the Chilean company Codelco since the late 1990s. The range of issues addressed and their practical presentation make the work usable by a wide audience- among students, researchers, geologists, engineers, geotechnicians and metallurgists.

                « Un livre écrit par des passionnés et des amoureux véritables de la géostatistique et des applications
              minières. Il sera particulièrement apprécié par le lecteur ayant une certaine expérience de la géostatistique,
              comme par l’étudiant de niveau mastère, maîtrise, ou doctorat, qui y trouvera une mine de bonnes idées et
              d’erreurs à éviter.
                                                         Professeur Denis Marcotte, Polytechnique Montréal 

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Upcoming conferences 

 28 aou 2019 - 30 aout 2019 • Stellenbosch, Afrique du Sud 
18th IFAC Symposium on Control, Optimization and Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing 
 Organisateur: South African Council for Automation and Control (SACAC) 

 MMM 2019 promotes the exchange of ideas and developments in control engineering in the MMM field. The symposium will provide a forum for professionals, researchers, and experts in control, mining, mineral and metal processing to review state-of-the-art control, optimization, and automation technologies in the field. Both academic and industrial control engineering practitioners have the opportunity to present their work and exchange research ideas with colleagues from across the globe. 


1er au 6 septembre 2019 • REYKJAVIK, ISL
ECSMGE 2019 - 17thI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 

"Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future",  
The Icelandic Geotechnical Society are pleased to welcome you to the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland 1st - 6th of September 2019. The theme of the conference, Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future, embraces all aspects of geotechnical engineering. Geotechnical engineering is the foundation of current as well as future societies,

28 oct 2019 - 31 oct 2019 • Melbourne, Australie
IMARC — International Mining and Resources Conference 
 The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where global mining leaders connect with technology, finance and the future. Now in its 6th year, it is Australia’s largest mining event bringing together over 7000 decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators and educators from over 100 countries to Melbourne for four days of learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking. This year's conference programme will cover the entire mining supply chain, from exploration, to investment, production to optimisation through to new technologies and global opportunities. Alongside brand-new conferences on energy, the environment, workforce engagement as well as mine and plant optimisation. 
Sujets: Mining, Finance, Banking, Resources, Conference, Exhibition 

19 nov 2019 - 20 nov 2019Aix-la-Chapelle, Allemagne 
Organisateur: Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) of RWTH Aachen University,
the DMT-Group and the VDMA Mining 

 For the third time, the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies of RWTH Aachen Universi-ty is hosting the international "Smart Mining Conference" (former Forum Bergbau 4.0) at the Tivoli in Aachen on 19 and 20 December 2019. Using best-practice examples, the conference will highlight different approaches to digitisation and automation of mining processes. This will provide a practical illustration of the priorities and long-term visions with which international mining companies, machine manufacturers and IT companies are meeting the challenges and opportunities of digitisation and automation in mining. In this context, smart mining not only includes the interaction of data generation, data evaluation and data usage in mines, but also the interaction of technology, process, people and environment. This also includes how and whether digitisation and automation of mine processes can create long-term and sustainable value. Against this background, the "Smart Mining Conference" aims to provide answers to the fol-lowing key questions: What challenges and opportunities does digitisation present for the min-ing industry? What influence do digitisation and automation have on the operating processes in mines? What will the mine of the future look like? Where is the mining industry on its way to Mining 4.0? In this sense, the "Smart Mining Conference" offers a platform for the exchange between industry, research institutions and associations on success factors for the mine of the future based on insights from leading mining companies and technology providers. Two keynotes held by representatives of international mining companies will present global trends in the field of digitisation and automation of mining processes, and will show how the future of mining can be shaped using methodically developed scenarios. The conference language is English and German with corresponding translations. 

Sujets: Mining, Industry 4.0, Mining 4.0, Smart Mining, Data Analytics, Atonomous Mining, Digital Transformation, Forum Bergbau 4.0 

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Visites techniques, le mardi 1er octobre, la Sim propose six circuits de visites techniques
Visite 1 - Des “après-mine” créateurs de richesse, Bauxite à Bédarieux, Uranium à Lodève 
Visite 2 - Roches bleues et gypse blanc, Carrière de basalte des Roches bleues, Recyclage du gypse 
Visite 3 - De l’eau et des granulats, Nîmes et la gestion du risque d’inondation, Caveirac : une carrière utile à son marché et à la gestion du risque 
Visite 4 - Le sel en Petite Camargue, Le salin d’Aigues-Mortes, La saline de Vauvert 
Visite 5 - Bauxite, basalte et énergie solaire, Exploitation de bauxite de Villeveyrac,Électricité photovoltaïque sur l’ancienne carrière de Nizas et Lézignan-la-Cèbe 
Visite 6 - Pierre, granulats et déchets BTP, La pierre dimensionnelle, Granulats et recyclage 
Les conférences du Congrès se dérouleront du mercredi 2 au matin au vendredi 4 à midi
Mercredi 2 octobre 
 8 h 30 Séance inaugurale : Une industrie minérale moderne intégrée à une société évolutive 
14 h 00 Atelier technique 1 : Les ressources régionales 
14 h 00 Atelier technique 2 : Enjeux de la qualité de l’air pour l’industrie extractive 
Jeudi 3 octobre 
 8 h 30 Atelier technique 3 : Environnement et réutilisation des sites - Remise des Prix Jeunes de la Sim 
14 h 00 Atelier technique 4 : Évolution de la loi et de la réglementation en fonction des attentes sociétales 
14 h 00 Atelier technique 5 : Déchets du BTP : le cercle vertueux, de la déconstruction à la réutilisation des matériaux secondaires 
Vendredi 4 octobre 
 8 h 30 Atelier technique 6 : Innovation en matière de sécurité 
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