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SOMP Conference at the THGA looks at mining, post-mining and sustainability

What might mining look like in the future? How should the post-mining era be shaped? And how can raw material extraction, post-mining and sustainability be interlinked? These topics were considered by the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), who met in Bochum/Germany from 1st to 4th July 2019 for the “Glückauf Future” conference (Figure 1). Around 110 renowned scientists from around the ...

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THGA President Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann is the first German to receive the Günter Fettweis Award

He has dedicated his working life to mining and post-mining, and has cultivated international partnerships as well as the next generation of scientists: For his dedication, Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, President of the Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences (THGA), Bochum/Germany, has now been honoured with the Günter Fettweis Award. The prize is awarded by the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), ...

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Drone flight in the quarry

Fourteen budding engineers for raw material extraction from the TH Georg Agricola University in Bochum/Germany visited WESTKALK’s Kallenhardt plant on a study trip (Figure 1). They were accompanied on their excursion by a drone, which documented the university group’s activities with a photo flight. Nowadays, drones are used for surveying, which is required in quarries for their annual mass calculation, ...

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A data haven in perpetuity

Perpetuity starts at the former Pluto mine in Herne-Wanne/Germany. All the elements that are needed to manage and control post-mining tasks converge at the new control room of RAG Aktiengesellschaft, Essen/Germany (Figure 1). The company is thus ensuring that its water-related processes run smoothly – for the protection of people and the environment. Monitoring staff man the new control room ...

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NACHBergbauzeit in NRW – Post-mining era in North Rhine-Westphalia: THGA and the District Government of Arnsberg discuss challenges and prospects

Kamp-Lintfort/Germany, at the edge of the Ruhr valley area: In a place once dominated by noise, dirt, sweat and coal, there is to be a horticultural show in 2020, with millions of visitors descending on the former mining site of Friedrich-Heinrich mine. How to transform former working sites into local recreation areas was one of the focal points of “NACHBergbauzeit ...

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Prepared for the future: THGA publishes new university development plan

Digitalisation, competitive pressure, social change: Trends such as these are having a significant impact on requirements for universities. The Georg Agricola Technical University (THGA) in Bochum/Germany, has been focussing on the challenges of the future for some time. In a new university development plan, which it has published at www.thga.de/hochschulentwicklung, the THGA sets out its objectives through to 2022 (Figure ...

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THGA President Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann is the new President of the Society of Mining Professors

Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, President of the Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola (THGA), Bochum/Germany, has taken over the presidency of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) (Figure 1). This appointment will see him head the world’s leading professional association of mining sciences for one year. “It’s a great honour to be appointed president. It gives me the opportunity to draw public attention ...

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Raw materials day at the THGA

On 12th April 2018, the Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola (THGA) in Bochum/Germany hosted a raw materials day (Figure 1). Prof. Albert Daniels, who organised the event, called the day a huge success. The last few to sign up were still registering one day before the event, and in the end there were exactly 200 names on the list of participants. This ...

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The best thesis at the conference: THGA student receives the Oskar-Niemczyk prize in Austria

How can the world power itself in the long term? And how can we make sustainable use of raw materials in the future? Experts frequently exchange ideas on these topics at the “Mining, Energy and Raw Materials” conference held by the Deutscher Mark­scheider-Verein (DMV). This year, the conference took place at the Montan­universität Leoben in Austria. Specialists from the TH ...

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Mining and Water Forum: Christian Melchers from THGA has joined the new board of expert trustees

What happens when miners leave and water comes in? What do you have to watch out for to ensure nature and the environment are not affected negatively? The independent “Mining and Water Forum” trust foundation, which has started up in Essen/Germany (Figure 1), is dedicated to answering questions like these concerning mine water plans. The board of trustees, composed of international ...

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