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Theme: To Explore the On-Going Trends in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

Mining & Metallurgy 2016

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Mining & Metallurgy 2016

OMICS International welcomes you to attend the International Conference on Mining and Metallurgy during June 27-28, 2016 at Cape Town, South Africa.

The main theme of the conference is “To Explore the On-Going Trends in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering”.

Mining & Metallurgy 2016 is the platform to discuss and learn about the Mining, Materials Science, Mine Ventilation, Tailings & Mine Waste, Materials Processing, Mineral Processing, Role of Geology, Health & Safety and Coal & Energy.

South Africa is a world leader in mining. The country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of world production and reserves, and South African mining companies are key players in the global industry. The mining industry is estimated to reach US $1,783 billion by 2017, with a CAGR of 7.4% from 2012 to 2017.

Track 1:  Mineral Resources

The Mining and Mineral Process Engineering option focuses on the aspects of geological, civil, mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering, together with business and management skills, that are integrated in the challenge of extracting minerals from the Earth. Mining engineers are involved in all stages of the process: from exploring for new mineral deposits and deciding if they can be mined economically, through designing and constructing mines at and below the ground, to managing and operating mines, to preparing raw mineral products for manufacturing or energy industries

Related Conferences: International Conferences on Materials Chemistry, March 31-April 01, 2016, Spain, 3rd World Congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering, November 30-December 02, 2015 USA, International Conference on Geology,  April 21-22, 2016 UAE. 4th Global Summit on Geosciences October 06-07, 2016 Miami, USA, World Congress on Petroleum and Refinery July 21-23, 2016 Brisbane, Australia, 2nd International Conference on Mining, Material and Metallurgical Engineering June  20-21 2015, Hungary, 4th Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining, May 9-11 2016, Australia, 18th  Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Conference  Technology, August 8-9, 2016, Italy, Sustainable Minerals, June 23-24 2016, United Kingdom, 23rd International Symposium on Mine Planning & Equipment Selection, November 11-13 2015, South Africa.

Track 2: Materials Processing

It is focused on physical understanding of materials processing, and the scaling laws that govern process speed, volume, and material quality. In particular, this course will cover the transport of heat and matter as these topics apply to materials processing. Covers the processing techniques used in manufacturing components from metals and other materials.

The series of operations that transforms industrial materials from a raw-material state into finished parts or products.

Related Conferences: Annual Conference And Expo on Biomaterials, March 14-16, UK, 2nd International Conference and Expo on Smart Materials & Structures February 29-March 02, 2016 Philadelphia, USA, 3rd World Congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering, November 30-December 02, 2015 USA, International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Chemistry, March 31-April 01, 2016,  International Conference on Mining and Metallurgy, June 27-29 2016, South Africa, 23rd International Symposium on Mine Planning & Equipment Selection, November 11-13 2015, South Africa, Connecting the global minerals, metals, and materials community, October 4-8, 2015, USA, 9th International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, May 29-June 3, 2016, Austria, Minerals, Metals, Metallurgy & Materials, Industrial Minerals International Congress and Exhibition, April  1-3, 2016, Turkey, Petrology, and Geochemistry, July 4 - 5, 2016, SG.

Track 3: Geoscience for Society

Geology plays an essential role in many areas of the economy. Economic growth and sustainability, as well as societal well-being, will require reliable supplies of energy and mineral resources, a dependable supply of clean water and the secure and sustainable production of food. All this will be contingent on sustained investment in technology, infrastructure, education and skills development. Geology (sometimes referred to more broadly as Earth science or geoscience) is the study of our planet’s structure, and the processes which have shaped it throughout its long history – and which continue to do so. It underpins the provision of most of the resources on which the UK’s population and industry depend, including energy, minerals, water and food.

Related Conferences: Global Summit on Petroliferous Basins, December, 07-09, 2015 Philadelphia, USA, 2nd International Conference on Geology, April 21-22, 2016 Dubai, UAE, Global Summit on Geosciences October 06-07, 2016 Miami, USA, World Congress on Petroleum and Refinery, July 21-23, 2016, Australia, 2nd Global Geologists Annual Meeting, July 21-22, 2016, Australia, 4th International Seminar on Geology for the Mining Industry, July 8-10, 2015, Chile, 10th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry, January 19-21, Western Australia, 18th International Conference on Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry, July 4-5, 2016, SG, European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, XIV International Conference on Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, May 2-3, 2016, Italy.

Track 4: Metallurgical science

Outstanding engineering solutions and metallurgical science to support our national security and industry customers a scope that spans all alloys, ceramics, and compounds from uranium to hydrogen, with a strong emphasis on unconventional, low symmetry materials.

Related Conferences: International Conference on Mining and Metallurgy Cape Town, June 27-29, 2016, South Africa, World Congress and Exhibition on Construction and Steel Structure, November, 16-18, 2015 Dubai, UAE, International Conference on Geophysics September 29-October 1, 2016 Vancouver, Canada, 4th Global Summit on Geosciences October 06-07, 2016 Miami, USA, 2nd Global Geologists Annual Meeting July 11-12, 2016 Brisbane, Australia, 9th International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, May 29-June 3, 2016, Austria, 2nd International Conference on Mining, Material and Metallurgical Engineering, 20-21 June 2015, Hungary, Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-Precious Metals Conference & Expo, May 23-30, Australia, Light Metals and Alloys, November 16-18, 2015, USA, 11th Comminution,  April, 11-14, 2016, South Africa.

Track 5: Mineral Processing

For companies and professionals working in the minerals sector, the term “mineral economics” is the study of determining the optimal engineering process. In other words to optimize geological exploration through advanced technology and furthermore, to reduce the cost of mining, processing and manufacturing through all stages, from mining to manufacturing stages.

  Mineral Process Engineering is concerned with the extraction and purification of valuable commodities from the earth. The raw materials produced by mining are highly impure and must be upgraded before they are of use to society. The refining of mineral commodities involves a broad variety of problems, mostly associated with the production, handling and separation of solid particles. Particle systems are also critical to many of the processes and products of modern industry materials, chemicals and electronics as well as minerals. Mineral processing engineers are at the forefront of the development of the science and technology of particle systems and many of the techniques and procedures used in mineral processing find direct application in other areas.

Related Conferences: Global Summit on Petroliferous Basins, December, 07-09, 2015 Philadelphia, USA, 2nd International Conference on Geology, April 21-22, 2016 Dubai, UAE, World Congress on Petroleum and Refinery, July 21-23, 2016, Australia, 2nd Global Geologists Annual Meeting, July 21-22, 2016, Australia, 4th International Seminar on Geology for the Mining Industry, July 8-10, 2015, Chile, Global Summit on Geosciences October 06-07, 2016 Miami, USA, 18th International Conference on Mining, Mineral Processing and Metallurgical Engineering, November 7-8, 2016, Italy, Electramining Africa 2016, Sep, 12-16, South Africa, 8th Investing in African Mining Indaba,  Feb 8-11, 2016, South Africa, Procemin 2015: 11th International Mineral Processing Conference, October 21-23, 2015, Chile, MEI: Biohydrometallurgy 16, June 20-22, 2016, United Kingdom.

Track 6: Mine Ventilation

When air flows through the mine environment, its composition changes due to addition of different kinds of impurities along its path. These impurities are Classification of impurities Nontoxic but explosive gases Examples Methane, Acetylene, Hydrogenate. Toxic gases Examples Carbon dioxide, Radon and its daughter products, etc. Acutely poisonous gases Examples Carbon monoxide, Nitrous fumes, Sulphur dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, Arsine, Phosphine, etc. Miscellaneous impurities like Vapours of water, Fuels and lubricants, Metals like mercury and lead etc. Solid impurities, like dust, Smoke and organisms. Suspended fine liquid droplets, Such as fog due to condensed water- vapour or Mist of fine oil droplets from drills etc. In mines where cooling plants are used, the mine air also picks up Freon Some amount of water vapour is also present in the form of moisture in mine air. The management of mine ventilation is critical to the maintenance of a comfortable atmosphere for workers working in underground coal mines

Related Conferences: 2nd World Congress and Expo on Recycling, July 25-27, 2016, Germany, International Conference on Design and Production Engineering July 25-26, 2016 Berlin, Germany, International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering June 20-22, 2016 Cape Town, South Africa, Mining and Metallurgy Conference, June 27-29 2016, South Africa, World Congress and Exhibition on Wind Energy July 28-30, 2016 Berlin, Germany, International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and International Mine Water Association Conference, April 21 - 24, 2015, Chile, Global Minerals Industry Risk Management, 7-11 September 2015, Australia,  Conference on Environment and Mineral Processing, 4–6 June 2015, Poruba, 32nd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, January 13-15, 2016, Finland, XXII Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Melbourne, August 13-17, 2018, Australia.

Track 7:  Oil and Gas Exploration

Hydrocarbon exploration (or oil and gas exploration) is the search by petroleum geologists and geophysicists for hydrocarbon deposits beneath the Earth's surface, such as oil and natural gas, Oil and gas exploration are grouped under the science of petroleum geology.

Related Conferences: Conference on Design and Production Engineering, July 25-26, 2016, Germany, International Conference and Expo on Oil and Gas November 16-18, 2015 Dubai, UAE, 4th International Conference on Oceanography & Marine Biology July 18-20, 2016 Brisbane, Australia, International Conference on Mining and Metallurgy, June 27-29 2016, South Africa, 2nd World Congress and Expo on Recycling, July 25-27, 2016, Germany, EAGE Petroleum Geostatistics, September, 7-11, 2015, France, Global Oil & Gas Myanmar Conference, Yangon, May  18-21, 2016, 8th Petroleum Geology of Northwest Europe Conference 2015, September 28–30, 2015, United Kingdom, 2nd Oil And Gas Conference, November 3-5, 2016, Turkey, UAE,  Industrial Minerals International Congress and Exhibition, April  1-3, 2016, Turkey.

Track 8: Thermal Stress

Deep mines and mines sunk in hot countries are hot work sites. Some underground mines in moderate geographic zones are hot because of the unusually high heat flow from the earth. Many mines in the south western United States are located along a high heat zone.

In mining, as in other industries, the exposure of workers to very hot conditions is unhealthy and unproductive. Persons working in hot, humid work sites tend to be inefficient; quite often workers prefer to stay away from work or ignore unsafe working situations. Studies in South African gold mines have shown that high temperatures reduce the work output of miners.

However, over time, the essence of these benchmarks loses meaning when they become ‘tick boxes’ for the industry to show sustainability. This appears to be the case currently. There is a need to take stock of what has been achieved thus far, recognise the changing nature of environmental and social impacts and consider ways of building resilient socio-ecological systems that include mining. 

Related Conferences: Global Summit And Expo on Fluid Dynamics & Aerodynamics, March 07-09, 2016, Spain, 4th Global Summit on Geosciences October 06-07, 2016, USA, 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering October 05-07, 2015 San Francisco, USA, 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Biometrics & Biostatistics November 16-18, 2015 San Antonio, USA, World Congress and Exhibition on Construction and Steel Structure November 16-18, 2015 Dubai, UAE, Conference on Advantages in Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, May 13-15, 2015, ICTE: 17th International Conference on Thermal Engineering, May 21 - 22, Germany, ASME: International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 13-19 November, United States, The Eighth International Conference on Thermal Engineering, May 18-21, 2015, Jordan, Industrial Minerals International Congress and Exhibition, April  1-3, 2016, Turkey.

Track 9: Mine Waste & Tailinngs

A feasibility study of a wearable helmet in order to protect mine workers specially of goldmines from carbon monoxide poisoning and cyanidation. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a common problem faced by the workers of coal, gold and many other mines. on the other hand cyanidation problem occurs in gold mines only during ore processing. Current safety systems for mine workers, only monitors environmental concentrations of gas. This is insufficient because toxic exposures effects people at different levels based on their immunity levels. During mining process CO can be emitted which is an odourless gas and lighter than air, it cannot be sensed by workers and effects the haemoglobin range in the body so a CO gas sensor is implemented here in order to detect CO, if the density of CO exceeds inside the mines then the exhaust fan can be switched ON automatically.

Recent research on environmental and social risks and business costs in the extractive industry found that environmental issues were the most common cause of disputes, resulting in lost productivity. International best practices and compliance standards have set the benchmark for mining companies together with national legislation.

Related Conferences: Global Summit on Petroliferous Basins, December, 07-09, 2015 Philadelphia, USA, 2nd International Conference on Geology, April 21-22, 2016 Dubai, UAE, World Congress on Petroleum and Refinery, July 21-23, 2016, Australia, 2nd Global Geologists Annual Meeting, July 21-22, 2016, Australia, 4th International Seminar on Geology for the Mining Industry, July 8 - 10, 2015, Chile, Global Summit on Geosciences October 06-07, 2016 Miami, USA, 21st European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Near Surface Geoscience, September 6-10 2016, Italy, Global Minerals Industry Risk Management, September 7-11 2015, Australia, Mineral Processing Engineering and Metallurgical,November 9-10, 2015, Italy, 2nd Global Geologists Annual Meeting July 11-12, 2016, Australia, Thermec 2016 is the 9th International Conferences on Material Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials, May 29-June 3, 2016, Austria.

Track 10: Optimizing Mine Operations

Mining is an industry in which operational efficiency is key to the feasibility of mine development, particularly with the relatively low ore grades that are being exploited routinely today. From the initial development of the mine, engineers must include quite detailed operational plans in the initial mine design and these must be constantly updated as new information about the ore body and market conditions become available. It is this operational focus that has been behind the successes of operational research in mining.

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We cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the arena of Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Science. Mining & Metallurgy-2016 anticipates more than 300 participants around the globe with thought provoking Keynote lectures, Oral and Poster presentations.

Opportunity to attend the presentations delivered by eminent scientists, researchers, experts from all over the world. Participation in sessions on specific topics on which the conference is expected to achieve progress. Global networking in transferring and exchanging Ideas. Share your excitement in promoting new ideas, developments and innovations in Mining & Metallurgy 2016.

Why to attend???

This Conference has so far attracted the participation of senior executives from several countries and is the perfect environment for private companies to collaborate, discuss challenges and explore solutions with senior executives from Mine Owners and Operators, Investors and Government Officials from the world. Mining & Metallurgy 2016 would lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims in accelerating methodical discoveries in the field of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Deliver your valuable lecture and get a reputation as an early riser at this prestigious event.

Target Audience:

Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists, Metallurgical and Materials Engineers, Mining Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geological Engineers, Geological & Mineral Technologists and Technicians, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers, Geoengineerings, goldmine & Production Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Mineral Engineers, Hydrologists, Drilling Engineers, Hydro metallurgists, Petroleum Engineers and in the filed of  Natural Sciences and Engineering, Material Science & Engineering.

                                                  International Conference on Mining & Metallurgy

                             Theme: To Explore the On-Going Trends in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering”

                                                         June 27-29, 2016 Cape Town, South Africa

Overall Mine Market

The Mining division's capital intensity has increased over the past 20 years, a trend that is expected to continue during the next five years. For every dollar absorbed by depreciation, $1.27 is allocated to wage costs. The division's net capital spending is substantial. Capital spending is heavily influenced by mineral prices, and also reflects shifts in focus between investment and production. Typically, periods of strong investment are followed by phases when new operations are bedded down.

The market is dominated by Asia-Pacific which accounted for a share of about 39.8% in 2013. It is estimated to be the fastest growing market at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019.

Latin America is an emerging market, with the demand projected to grow at a rate of 4.9% during the forecast period

Cryogenic equipment includes containers, pressure vessels, cold traps, purifiers, and piping. The cryogenic equipment market environment. The cryogenic equipment market was estimated to be at $14.47 billion in 2014 and is projected to reach $21.09 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2014 to 2019.

Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe dominated the HTI market in 2013 and accounted for nearly 84.8% of the market, by volume and 89.5% market by value. Region-wise, Asia-Pacific is the top consumer of HTI products globally, and is also the largest market by volume for HTI products registering a CAGR higher than the global average till 2019. Europe is the second-largest HTI consumer in the world. However South America is expected to grow fastest in terms of volume and value at a CAGR of 10.9% and 11.2% respectively till 2019.

Scope & Importance

Mining is the process where minerals or other geological materials are extracted from the earth, from an orebody, lode, vein, (coal) seam or reef. This eventually is the platform for a miner/ mining company to gain monetary benefits and commercialize the output of the activity.

Mining operations

Mining operations are differentiated into five major categories based on their resources such Oil and Gas extraction, Coal mining, Metal ore mining, Non-metallic mineral mining and Quarrying, and Support activities for mining.

Minerals recovered

Mining is carried out to discover materials like base metals, precious metals, iron, uranium, coal, diamonds, limestone, oil shale, rock salt and potash, which cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory. It also includes extraction of any non-renewable resources (e.g., petroleum, natural gas, or even water)

Countries focusing on Mining

Many countries carry out Mining, but USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Chile have become the leaders in mining, exploration methods and technology across the globe

Techniques

There are two common excavation types of mining techniques such as Surface Mining and Sub-Surface (underground) Mining. Surface mining is much more common. Targets are divided into two general categories of materials: placer deposits and lode deposits.

Why South Africa

Investing in African Mining is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa.

Facts and Figures of Mining

  • 20+ YEARS OF ESTABLISHMENT 
  • 7,000 + of the most internationally-diversified and influential professionals in African mining (2013 record breaking year)
  • An average 100 countries & territories across six continents represented annually
  • 45 African and Non-African Government delegations in participation
  • 2,300 international companies represented in the delegation
  • 400 (approximately) sponsoring companies representing an impressive sampling of the world’s largest mining companies by market cap
  • BILLIONS OF US DOLLARS of foreign investment have been channeled into the African mining value chain throughout the last 19 years of the annual Mining. The successful collaboration amongst the organisers, the South African and many other African governments, and Mining Indaba’s partners have led to this success
  • R610 MILLION in revenue has flowed directly to the local Cape economy throughout as a result of Mining Indaba (tracking from 2007-2015). This revenue includes hotels, tourism, shopping, golf and more
  • 5,000 direct and indirect jobs have been created as a result of the Mining Indaba (tracking from 2007 through 2015)
  • 20,000 hotel room nights sold across 40 accommodations sites in the immediate cape area 
  • 100% commitment  by the organisers of Mining to partner with suppliers in South Africa who are currently or in the process of BEE certified

SOUTH AFRICAN ENERGY PICTURE

South Africa is a country rich in mineral resources, with an extensive mining industry. South Africa is ranked first for platinum production, second for gold production and fifth for coal production in the world. In 2007 247.7 million tonnes of coal was mined, and it is estimated that there are a further 31 billion tonnes of recoverable coal resources remaining. (GCIS, 2008) It is this abundance of coal that has resulted in the current energy picture in South Africa, shown in Figure below.

coal

61%

Gas

2%

Oil

25%

Biomass

9%

Hydro

1%

Nuclear

2%

 

CAPE TOWN ENERGY PICTURE

Diesel

22%

Petrol

30%

Coal

2%

 

Members associate with Mining & Metallurgy research

 

 

 

 

Worlds over all members on mining engineering  77,7,968

 

Australia

109727

USA

186953

Canada

56981

India

89692

South Africa

146325

 

 

 

 

Worlds over all members on Geological Science 80,698

Australia

4024

USA

21559

Canada

5311

South Africa

3888

 

Major Research Institutes

China National Nuclear Corporation

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)

Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Beijing, China

Zijin Mining and Metallurgy Research Institute

BGRIMM Guan Machinery Co. China

The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Mining  & Metallurgical Society  of America  

Central South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

SAIMM The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Transboundary Governance of Biodiversity

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)

WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre (BRC)

Universities associated with Mining & Metallurgy

 

Funds grant for different sectors relevant to the Mining & Metallurgy research area

JKMRC is the global mineral industry partner-of-choice for innovation in mineral processing and geo-metallurgy research. For almost 50 years, the Centre has forged a strong reputation for the delivery of its applied research outcomes and for its postgraduate education program.

Attracting research and consultancy funding of around $15 million annually JKMRC has a number of large “one-on-one” research programs such as the Anglo American Centre for Sustainable Comminution and the Rio Tinto Centre for Advanced Mineral Sorting. An equal amount of activity takes place in industry-wide collaborative projects such as the oldest minerals research project in the world, P9, that has advanced the application of characterisation, modelling and simulation in mineral processing circuits, and P843 that has pioneered Geo-Metallurgy.

The UQ Hydrometallurgy Research Group has a portfolio of high quality fundamental research across a range of processes relevant to industry sectors from base metals to alumina production. Building on the research capabilities and facilities at the St Lucia campus, the UQ RTA Bauxite and Alumina Technology Centre funded by RioTinto Alcan has been established to provide fundamental and applied research for the alumina industry. 

Australian Research Council (ARC), awarded a grant of A$5 million over five years to fund research in support of the Australian Steel Industry. The grant, awarded under the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH) scheme, was in addition to over $7.5 million in cash already pledged by the industrial and university partners of the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing, or Steel Research Hub.

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme represents a relatively new funding opportunity for research and development and long-term collaborators BlueScope and the University of Wollongong seized the opportunity to both leverage significant government funding and to expand their list of collaborators

ALMI BUSINESS PARTNER

Together with SEK, EKN, the Swedish Trade Council and Swedfund, Almi Business Partner is offering an Export loan to small- and medium-scale enterprises to step out on the international market. The Export loan can cover up to 90 percent of its total capital requirements with no upper limit. The loan is given only to Swedish companies with operations in Sweden.

Societies Associated with Mining & Metallurgy

At Cape Town

South African Archaeological Society

A Cape Archaeological Society was founded in Cape Town in August 1944 by A.J.H. Goodwin (1900-1959; University of Cape Town).

Societies of Mining & Metallurgy in world

Numerous industries worldwide depend on the supply of commodities from underground such as minerals and metals. The dependency of various high-tech-industries on rare earths is a late-breaking issue – coal, on the other hand, is still one of the leading global energy resources. Consequently, the mining sector is pivotal to the world’s economy. The global top 40 companies, which represent a vast majority of the whole industry, reported some 512 billion U.S. dollars of revenue in 2013. The net profit margin of this industry decreased from 25 percent in 2011 to four percent in 2013.

China is the world’s leading country in the mine production of gold. 

Societies at South Africa

It has been supported by over 150 mining & exploration companies, many geological surveys and many professional societies/associations.

Global Mine Production

This statistic shows the total assets of the global mining industry represented by the top fourty mining companies worldwide, from 2002 to 2013. In 2010, the total assets of the mining industry's leading companies came to approximately 943 billion U.S. dollars.

The mining and metals sector has been very vibrant in terms of deals and acquisitions over the last few years. In 2010, a record high of 1,123 deals worldwide was reported, a number which stood at only 392 about ten years earlier. In 2013, some 700 deals worth around 90 billion U.S. dollars were done. In terms of value, the major commodities targeted by these deals were gold, coal, and copper

South Africa Mining Production

Mining production in South Africa increased 2.70 percent in May of 2015 over the same month in the previous year, mainly driven by a 99.6 percent surge in the platinum group metals. Yet, it is the lowest gain in four months. Mining Production in South Africa averaged -0.02 percent from 1981 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 23.72 percent in October of 2013 and a record low of -16.80 percent in March of 2008. Mining Production in South Africa is reported by the Statistics South Africa.

The International Conference on Mining and Metallurgy will exhibit the products and services from commercial and non-commercial organizations like Mining Industries, Coal Mining Industries, Practical Metallurgy and Materials of Industry, Material Science and Technology, Business delegates and Equipment Manufacturers.

Materials Science-2015

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Engineering hosted by the OMICS International was held during September 14-16, 2015 at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, Orlando, USA with the theme “Highlighting and Focusing on future prospects in Materials Science & Engineering". Active participation of Scientists, Engineers, Researchers, Students and Leaders from the fields of Materials Science, Nanotechnology and Biomaterials is highly appreciated and made this event a blast.

The meeting was carried out through various sessions, in which the discussions were held on the following major scientific tracks:

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
  • Energy Materials
  • Mining and Metallurgy
  • Surface Science and Engineering
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic) and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Biophysics and Systems Biology
  • Optics and Laser Technology
  • Advances in Instrumentation Technology
  • Emerging Areas of Materials Science

Past Reports  Gallery  

Earth Science-2014

3rd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change during July 28-30, 2014 San Francisco, USA. International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change held at Hilton Chicago, USA brought together Scientists, professors, researchers, professional delegates and students making it a perfect arena to share & experience across academia and evaluate emerging technology/ engineering across the globe.

The meeting was carried out through various sessions, in which the discussions were held on the following major scientific tracks:

  • Geosciences and Geology
  • Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climate Change and Extreme Weather
  • Technologies and Applications of Earth Science
  • Global Warming and Environmental Change
  • Environmental and Marine Sciences
  • Environmental Calamity and Hazards
  • Environmental Management
  • Current Approaches in Environmental Studies
  • Effect of Climate Change on Ecosystem

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Materials Science-2013

The 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science & Engineering, hosted by the OMICS Group was held during October 07-09, 2013 at Hampton Inn Tropicana, Las Vegas, USA with the theme “Emphasis on Interdisciplinary Science & Technological Shift, Contributing to the Development of New Materials". Benevolent response and active participation was received from the Editorial Board Members of OMICS Group Journals as well as from the scientists, engineers, researchers, students and leaders from the fields of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, who made this event successful.


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