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Broad Themes of the Conference

A. Geology

  1. Geology and geodynamic evolution of Africa
  2. Mineral deposits and ore forming processes
  3. Mineral resources’ exploration and evaluation
  4. Hydrogeology and Hydrogeochemistry
  5. Geothermal and other energy resources
  6. Geohazards

B. Mining

  1. Mining technology, instrumentation and mineral economics
  2. Mining at depth and Mass Mining
  3. Geo-mechanics
  4. Artisanal and Small Scale Mining
  5. Gemstones mining
  6. Groundwater in mining areas

C. Mineral processing and Extractive metallurgy

  1. Mineral beneficiation
  2. Pyrometallurgy
  3. Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy
  4. Metallurgical accounting

D. Emerging Issues

  1. Mining industry, environment and sustainable development
  2. The African Union’s Mining Vision (2009) and its adaptation (process) by the member countries
  3. Energy in Mining and Mineral processing
  4. Women in mining – Challenges for sustainability
  5. Water resources and climate change
  6. Groundwater, rapid urbanization and planning
  7. Legal and Regulatory frameworks in mining and water resources sectors
  8. Remote sensing in mineral and water exploration.