Authors: Hadjigeorgiou, J

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Hadjigeorgiou, J 2019, 'Understanding, managing and communicating geomechanical mining risk', in J Wesseloo (ed.), MGR 2019: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Mining Geomechanical Risk, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 3-20,

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This paper addresses issues related to understanding, managing and communicating geomechanical mining risk at all decision levels of a mining company. The focus is on how different risk analysis tools and procedures can be used effectively, while also highlighting limitations of some of the most popular tools. A strong case is made for a critical assessment of the effectiveness of risk-management tools. Finally, the paper discusses the challenges of understanding and communicating geomechanical mining risk, given the asymmetry of knowledge and information by decision-makers in mining companies.

Keywords: geomechanical mining risk, underground and surface mining, risk tools, asymmetry of knowledge

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