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Lifelong Practical Training

in Research and Educational Mine Sites


George Barakos, Helmut Mischo, Marcos de Paiva Bueno, Kirsi Luolavirta, Saija Luukkanen

The Future of Raw Materials Higher Education


2-4, October 2019
Zagreb, Croatia
TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos
Raw Materials Higher Education & Research Perspectives

MINERAL MINE TRAINING FOR


GEOLOGY GEOPHYSICS MINING OPERATORS &
PROCESSING CLOSURE MINING INDUSTRY

• Exploration • Geophysical Survey • Mining • Physical and • Tailings management • Trade School
• Geochemistry methods • Surface mining methods chemical mineral • Environmental geology • Concentrate
EDUCATION

• Core logging • Geophysical equipment • Mine surveying beneficiation • Mine remediation and commercialization
• Mine geology and field measurements • Ventilation and safety • Plant operation rehabilitation • Plant design and control
• Project evaluation • Geophysical monitoring • Transport and hoisting • Geometallurgy and • Social responsibility • Vocational training
in mines • Rock mechanic HSC Simulation for

Sustainability
• Mining seismology • Damage mapping design and optimization
• Monitoring and
measurement
• Ground support
systems

• Till geochemistry • Geophysical deep • Monitoring and survey • In-situ beneficiation • Discharge water
• Geoenergy exploration • Ground support • Metals from mine • Cover technology
RESEARCH

• Photogeology (Potential fields, fragmentation waters • Sedimentation


• Common earth model electromagnetic imaging, • In-situ mining • Large scale pilot-runs • Lidar analysis
• Structural geology seismic imaging) • Electric vehicles in • Industrial Minerals for • Nuclear waste disposal
• 3-4D modeling • Advanced monitoring mining construction
• Structural geology technologies in mines
(micro and nano,
electric and EM imaging)

Automation and maintenance


Health and safety
Environment

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 2
Raw Materials Higher Education & Research Perspectives

Theoretical education Laboratory scale training

(Source: ALAMY) (Source: TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

(Source: TU Bergakademie Freiberg) (Source: Univ. of Pretoria)

3D software learning Virtual reality experience


TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 3
Raw Materials Higher Education & Research Perspectives

Visiting of mine sites


and processing plants

(Source: Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Weyer, 2019)

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 4
Underground R&D Facilities in Europe

Legend

Underground Educational and R&D Mines


Underground R&D Mines and Test sites
Underground R&D Mines – planned
Underground R&D Mines – defunct
Underground Scientific Labs for Research

FLB Reiche Zeche

Europe

 One operating Educational and R&D Mine in Freiberg


 One R&D Mine at MU Leoben University under construction
 Two company owned mines under construction
 Two former R&D mines defunct now
 8 underground labs open to raw materials research

(Source: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mischo, 2018)

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 5
Research & Educational Mine at Reiche Zeche in Freiberg

(Source: Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Weyer, 2017)

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 6
Research & Educational Mine at Reiche Zeche in Freiberg

Mine Structure Old dewatering drifts


Lower dewatering drifts
• 1,270 km of horizontal openings 1st level, accessible routes
2nd level, accessible routes
• 129 km of accessible openings Non-accessible routes

• 14 km in Reiche Zeche area

• 15 levels (down to 750 m)

(Source: Pforr)
• 5 levels accessible

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 7
Research & Educational Mine at Reiche Zeche in Freiberg

Training & Lecture Facilities

• 4 lecture rooms underground

• 10 GB LAN

• Up to 50 persons/course

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 9
Research & Educational Mine at Reiche Zeche in Freiberg
(Source: Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Weyer)
Practical modules for students

• Drill & blast practice


• Ventilation measurements
• Mine surveying
• Haulage
• Hoisting
• …
• Astrophysics
• Microbiology
• Water protection
• Materials research

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 10
Research & Educational Mine at Reiche Zeche in Freiberg

Mine Emergency Response & Rescue School

• Theoretical & practical courses

• Industry-standard exams

• Industry support (Source: TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 11
Research & Educational Mine at Reiche Zeche in Freiberg

Autonomous Robots & the IoT

(Source: TU Bergakademie Freiberg)


TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 12
Research & Educational Mine at Reiche Zeche in Freiberg

Biohydrometallurgy for strategic elements (Source: TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 13
The MINETRAIN Project
01.01.2018 – 31.03.2021

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 14
The MINETRAIN Project

(Source: CallioLab, 2018)


TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 15
The MINETRAIN Project

The Pyhäsalmi Mine

• Open pit at 210m

• Underground mine at 1450m

• Blind shaft at 660m

• New shaft from surface at 1410m

• State-of-the-art equipment

• Big concentration plant

• Remote control of mining equipment

• Ore crusher established underground

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 16
(Source: CallioLab, 2018)
The MINETRAIN Project – Pilot On-site Course

(Source: George Barakos, 2019)

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 17
The MINETRAIN Project – Pilot On-site Course

(Source: George Barakos, 2019)

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 18
Underground R&D Facilities in Europe

Legend

Underground Educational and R&D Mines


Underground R&D Mines and Test sites
Underground R&D Mines – planned
Underground R&D Mines – defunct
Underground Scientific Labs for Research

Europe

 One operating Educational and R&D Mine in Freiberg


Lavrion Mines
 One R&D Mine at MU Leoben University under construction
 Two company owned mines under construction
 Two former R&D mines defunct now
 8 underground labs open to raw materials research

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 19
Lavrion Mines

(Source: oryktosploutos.net, 2019)


TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 20
Lavrion Mines

(Source: George Barakos, 2019)


TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 21
Concluding Remarks

• On-site training is very important for raw materials higher education

• Limited research and training underground facilities

• Potential collaboration with FLB (Freiberg) and MINETRAIN (Pyhäsalmi)

• Development & establishment of new underground facilities

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 22
Thank You for Your Attention

GlückAuf!

TU Bergakademie Freiberg • Institute of Mining & Special Civil Engineering • Chair for Underground Mining Methods
Fuchsmühlenweg 9, 09599 Freiberg • Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 39 3602 • Georgios.Barakos@mabb.tu-freiberg.de • Dr.-Ing. George Barakos 23