Pangeo 2020

Abstract Submission and Registraion open! Abstract submission and registration for Pangeo 2020 are open now ( The conference will be hosted in Leoben in September 2020 and will cover a wide range of geological topics, geomechnical, mining and rock excavation. Sessions include: Advanced Structural and Geochemical Characterization of Geomaterials Applied Mineralogy Aspects of Seismology Earth Surface Dynamics Economic Geology Enhanced … Continue reading Pangeo 2020

How to improve mechanical hard rock excavation?

It is important to have reliable prediction methods for mechanical excavation tools. I.e. when pre-damage methods like high-power microwaves, lasers, water jets or others are applied theoretical investigations on the possible improvements are inevitable. Montanuniversitaet Leoben performed two different studies on the subject (one for roadheaders, one for full-face tunnel boring machines). See the abstracts … Continue reading How to improve mechanical hard rock excavation?

Sensor Technology for Automation in Mining and Tunneling

RWTH takes on Chairposition for EUREG The Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) at RWTH Aachen University was selected to chair the European Rock Extraction Research Group. EUREG for short, this group constitutes an informal reserch network currently consisting of four universities: RWTH Aachen University, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, TU Clausthal und Montanuniversit√§t Leoben. The objective … Continue reading Sensor Technology for Automation in Mining and Tunneling

The importance of research on alternative and hybrid rock extraction methods

With the increasing complexity of currently mined deposits, their depth and the long lead up time to first prodcution, and many more ecologic and economic factors traditonal mining methods come to their limits. There is a strong need to shift current economic boarders of excavation of raw materials.
New, alternative fragmentation concepts play a very impottant role in this future development.