XIII National Conference with international participation on Open and Underwater Mining of Minerals, 1 – 5 September 2015, Varna, Bulgaria

Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria, with the assistance of Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Environment.
Co-organizers: Federation of the Scientific and Technical Unions in Bulgaria, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, University of Structural Engineering & Architecture “Lyuben Karavelov”, University of Transport “Todor Kableshkov”, Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology, Bulgarian Construction Chamber and Bulgarian Coal Output Association.
Prof.Dr. Tzolo Voutov, is Chairman of the organizing committee and the executive director of Ellatzite-Med Dipl. Eng. Dobri Tzvetkov is among its members.
Main conference topics:
  1. New technologies and systems for open and underwater development of deposits of coal, ores, industrial minerals, decorative rocks and construction materials
    Drilling and blasting, excavation, loading, transport and dump works.
  2. Innovatios in drilling, excavators, transport, dump and reclamation equipment..
  3. Electrification, automation, mechanization and repair.
  4. Information technology design, geological, mining and mine surveying.
  5. Drainage, stability and consolidation of the slopes in open pits and quarries, dumps and tailings.
  6. Ecology, reclamation and environmental protection.
  7. Technical safety activities in open pit and underwater mining.
  8. Improvement of technologies for mineral processing and leaching.
  9. Mining legislation, qualification and specialization of the experts in open and underwater mining of minerals.
Official languages of the events are Bulgarian, English and Russian.


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