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Webinar: Introduction to Crimes against Mine Planning

PD Hours
The AusIMM Mining Society invites you to learn about the largest pitfalls in mine planning, discover proposed solutions and contribute to the discussion around the opportunities available to improve outcomes in your operation.

About this event

In this webinar Mark Bowater will draw on his 30+ years of experience to share the most common ‘Crimes against Mine Planning’, and prompt discussion regarding their potential solutions.

This webinar isn’t just for mine planning team members, but all stakeholders of the mine plan and especially anyone with influence on the process or systems the operation uses.

The discussion will cover topics such as deterministic mine scheduling flaws and optimistic assumptions, helping attendees understand their impacts and discussing some practical tools to both recognise and address some of these shortcomings for your operation.


Mark Bowater

Director at Focal Mining Solutions
Mark Bowater has been involved in the Australia open cut mining industry for over thirty years, that includes working for a major mining company, large scale contractor and running his own consulting business for over 15 years.

While he has carried out a wide range of roles and studies, he has always been passionate about mine planning and the dichotomy of it being so heavily relied upon in the industry, while also being so widely scorned for its inadequacy.

Mark has set himself a legacy to leave mine planning in a better place than he found it.

Date and Time

Thursday, 07 July 2022
1.00pm – 2.30pm (UTC+10:00)




Free to attend
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