Publications

Dr John Player
  • Hassell, R., de Vries, R., Player, J., Carswell, J. F., 2017
    Improving the prediction of stope hanging wall dilution – a critical factor to the success of Dugald River
    Proceedings 13th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference 2017, pp 71–78
  • Saw, H., de Vries, R., Player, J., Hassell, R, Villaescusa, E., 2017
    Optimisation of cemented rock fill strength for open stope support
    Proceedings 13th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference 2017, pp 85–90
  • Villaescusa, E., De Zoysa, A., Player, J. R., Thompson, A. G., 2016,
    Dynamic Testing of Combined Rock Bolt and Mesh Schemes
    Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining
  • Varden, R. P., Player, J. R., Player, N. M., Jones, E, 2016
    Justifying Slope Design Risks and Costs
    Proceedings Ninth AusIMM Open Pit Operators’ Conference 2016, pp 185–201
  • de Vries, R., Hassell, R., Player, J., 2015
    Geotechnical design considerations for Dugald River from slot to sequence
    International Seminar on Design Methods in Underground Mining, November 2015, Perth, Western Australia, pp 167-185
  • Hassell, R., de Vries, R., Player, J., Rajapakse, A., 2015
    Dugald River trial stoping, overall hanging wall behaviour
    International Seminar on Design Methods in Underground Mining, November 2015, Perth, Western Australia, pp 185-198
  • Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., Player, J. R., 2015
    Dynamic Testing of Ground Support Systems
    Report No. 312, MRIWA (Minerals Research Institute of WA) Project M417
  • Hassell, R., Villaescusa, E., de Vries, R., Player, J., 2015
    Stope blast vibration analysis at the Dugald River underground mine
    Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (Fragblast 11), The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Melbourne, pp 221-231
  • Carswell, J.F., Player, J., de Vries, R., Hassell, R., 2015
    Sublevel open stoping hanging wall instrumentation program at the Dugald River underground mine
    Ninth International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, September 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, pp 551-564
  • Villaescusa, E., Player, J. R., Thompson, A. G., Oct 2014
    A Reinforcement Design Methodology for Highly Stressed Rock Masses
    8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS8), Sapporo, Japan, 14-16 October 2014
  • Villaescusa, E., Player, J. R., Thompson, A. G., Morton, E. C., 2013
    Static and Dynamic Testing of Welded and Woven Mesh for Rock support
    7th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, May 2013, Perth, Australia, pp 187-196
  • Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., Player, J. R., 2013
    Dynamic Testing of Large Scale Fibrecrete Panels
    7th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, May 2013, Perth, Australia, pp 197-206
  • Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., Player, J. R., 2013
    A decade of ground support research at the WA School of Mines
    Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp 233-245
  • Player, J. R., Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., 2013
    Dynamic Testing of Fully Encapsulated Threaded Bar – Resin and Cement Grouted
    7th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, May 2013, Perth, Australia, pp 247-264
  • Thompson, A., Villaescusa, E., Player, J., Morton, E., 2013
    Rock support mesh responses to static and dynamic loadings
    Rock Dynamics and Applications – State of the Art: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications, RocDyn-1 2013, pp 537-542
  • Beck, D. A., Windsor, C. R., Reusch, F., Player, J. R., 2012
    Stress heterogeneity and complexity : implications for mining
    46th U.S. Rockmechanics and Geomechanics Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, 24-27 June, 2012. ARMA
  • Villaescusa, E., Azua, J., Player, J. R., Thompson, A. G., Morton, E. C., 2012
    A database of static and dynamic energy absorption of mesh for rock support (WASMMeshStrengthDataBase2012)
    Proceedings 2012 Australian Mining Technology Conference, pp 27–34
  • Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., Player, J. R., Morton, E., 2010
    Dynamic Testing of Ground Support Systems, Phase 2 – Final Report
    MERIWA (Minerals and Energy Research Institute of WA) Project M349A
  • Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., Morton, E. C., Player, J. R., 2009
    The performance of mesh, shotcrete and membranes for surface ground support
    Proc. Western Australian Mining and Petroleum Bulletin, Australian Publishing Resource Service, pp 106-111
  • Player, J., Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., 2009
    Dynamic Testing of Friction Rock Stabilisers
    Paper 4027 – Rock Engineering in Difficult Conditions, 3rd Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium & 20th Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Toronto, May 2009
    Dynamic Testing of Friction Stabilisers-version in conference.pdf
  • Player, J., Thompson, A. G., Villaescusa, E., 2009
    Dynamic Testing of Threadbar used for Rock Reinforcement
    Paper 4030 – Rock Engineering in Difficult Conditions, 3rd Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium & 20th Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Toronto, May 2009
    Dynamic Testing of Rebar-full paper3.pdf
  • Player, J., Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., 2008,
    An Examination of Dynamic Test Facilities
    Australian Mining Technology Conference, September 2008, CRC Mining, AusIMM, pp 349-379
    Examination of Dynamic Test Facilities CRC2008 v3.pdf
  • Player, J., Perara, V., 2008,
    A Back Analysis of Dilution and Recovery in Longitudinal Sublevel Caving
    Proceedings of MassMin2008, Lulea, Sweden, June 2008, Lulea University Press, pp 133-146
    Dilution_MassMin2008_perera_player3.pdf
  • Player, J., Thompson, A., Villaescusa, E., 2008,
    Dynamic Testing of Reinforcement Systems
    6th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Civil Engineering Construction, April 2008, Cape Town, South Africa, SaIMM, pp 597-622
    Player etal Cape Town v4 public paper.pdf
  • Player, J., Morton, E., Thompson, A., 2008,
    Static and Dynamic Testing of Steel Wire Mesh for Mining Applications of Rock Surface Support
    6th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Civil Engineering Construction, April 2008, Cape Town, South Africa, SaIMM, pp 693-706
    Player et al Mesh Testing Ground Support 2008 South Africa.pdf
  • Varden, R., Lachenicht, R., Player, J., Thompson, A. G., Villaescusa, E, 2008,
    Development and Implementation of the Garford Dynamic Bolt at the Kanowna Belle Mine
    10th Underground Operators Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, April 2008, AusIMM, pp 95-102
  • Player, J., Thompson, A., Villaescusa, E., 2008,
    Improvements to Reinforcement Systems through Dynamic Testing
    10th Underground Operators Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, April 2008, AusIMM, pp 79-88
  • Player, J., Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A., 2005,
    An Examination of Dynamic Test Facilities
    Advanced Geomechanics in Underground Mines. Section 9. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, WA, August 2005
  • Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A. G., Player, J. R., 2005
    Dynamic Testing of Ground Support Systems, Phase 1
    Report No. 249, MERIWA (Minerals and Energy Research Institute of WA) Project M349
  • Player, J. R., 2004,
    Field Performance of Cone Bolts at Big Bell Mine
    Fifth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, pp 289-298. Australian Centre for Geomechanics and Western Australian School of Mines, Perth, September 2004
  • Player, J. R., Villaescusa, E., Thompson, A., 2004,
    Dynamic Testing of Rock Reinforcement using the Momentum Transfer Concept
    Fifth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, pp 327-340. Australian Centre for Geomechanics and Western Australian School of Mines, Perth, September 2004
  • Thompson, A., Player, J. R., Villaescusa, E., 2004,
    Simulation and Analysis of Dynamically Loaded Reinforcement Systems
    Fifth International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction pp 341-358. Australian Centre for Geomechanics and Western Australian School of Mines, Perth, September 2004
  • Player, J. R., 2004,
    Strain Energy Control for the Big Bell Longitudinal Sublevel Cave
    Proceedings of Massmin2004, Santiago, Chile. pp 570-576.
    massmin2004 big bell paper.pdf
  • Barrett, D., Player, J. R., 2002,
    Big Bell, High Stress at Shallow Depth
    International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre of Geomechanics, Perth, November 2002
  • Player, J. R., 2001,
    Implementation of Bulk Emulsion Explosives at Big Bell Gold Mine
    Proceedings of Blasting Explosive and Non-Explosive for Underground and Surface Operations, South Africa, September 2001
    (This paper and presentation was at invitation from the organising committee)
  • Player, J., 2001,
    Longitudinal Sublevel Caving, Big Bell Mine
    Underground Mining Methods : Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies, Editor. Hustrild. SME – AIME
    (This paper was awarded the Robert Peel Award by the AIME)
  • Turner, M. H., Player J. R., 2000,
    Seismicity at Big Bell Mine
    Proceedings of MassMin 2000, Brisbane, Australia, pp 791-797
  • Onederra, I., Player, J. R., Wade, P., Chitombo, G., 1999,
    Mass Blast Design, Simulation, Optimisation and Monitoring at Big Bell Gold Mine
    Proceedings of Fragblast 6, Balkema, South Africa
  • Sandy, M. S., Player J. R., 1999,
    Reinforcement Design Investigations at Big Bell
    Proceedings of the International Symposium of Ground Support – Balkema. Kalgoorlie, Australia. pp 301-316
  • Yeung, C., Player, J. R., Braddon, K., 1999,
    The Implementation of Bulk Emulsion Explosives at Big Bell Mine
    Proceedings of Explo 99, Kalgoorlie, AusIMM, pp 71-78
  • Player, J. R., 1998,
    Big Bell Mine Coming Back for Seconds, Thirds and Fourths
    Proceedings of Seventh Underground Operators Conference, AusIMM, pp 103-114
  • Player, J., 1995,
    Operational Review Mt Leyshon Gold Mine
    Student Conference AusIMM, 1995
Gordon Sweby
  • Sweby, G., Dight, P., Potvin, Y., Gamble, N., 2016
    An instrumentation project to investigate the response of a ground support system to stoping induced formation
    Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Lulea, Sweden, 12-14 September, 2016
  • Sweby, G., Dight, P., Potvin, Y, 2016
    A numerical modelling case study – correlation of ground support instrumentation data with a three dimensional inelastic model
    Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Lulea, Sweden, 12-14 September, 2016
Peter Evans
  • Fernandez, F., Evans, P., Gelson, R., 2010
    Design and Implementation of a Practical Damage Assessment in Argyle Diamonds Block Cave Project
    Second International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp 65-81
  • Evans, P., Weir, A., 2008
    A review of fibrecrete management at the Argyle Diamonds Underground Project
    5th International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Luleå, Sweden, 9-11 June 2008
Richard Varden
  • Varden, R., Woods, M. J., 2015
    Design approach for squeezing ground
    International Seminar on Design Methods in Underground Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp 489-504
  • Varden, R., Esterhuizen, H. Z., 2012
    Kanowna Belle – evolution of seismicity with increasing depth in an ageing mine
    Sixth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp 211-227
  • Cepuritis, P. M., Villaescusa, E., Beck, D. A., Varden, R., 2010
    Back analysis of Over-break in a Longhole Open Stope Operation using Non-linear Elasto-Plastic Numerical Modelling
    44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, 27-30 June, 2010
  • Varden, R., Jones, E., 2010
    Analysing and Rehabilitating Rock Mass Failure in Critical Mine Infrastructure
    Second Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference, November 2010, The University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Varden, R., 2009
    Implementation of the Garford Dynamic Bolt at Kanowna Belle mine
    The 7th International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines (RaSiM7), Dalian, China, 21-23 August 2009
  • Varden, R., 2009
    Seismic management and seismic hazard quantification at Kanowna Belle mine
    The 7th International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines (RaSiM7), Dalian, China, 21-23 August 2009
  • Varden, R., Lachenicht, R., Player, J., Thompson, A. G., Villaescusa, E, 2008
    Development and Implementation of the Garford Dynamic Bolt at the Kanowna Belle Mine
    10th Underground Operators Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, April 2008, AusIMM, pp 95-102
  • Villaescusa, E., Varden, R., Hassell, R., 2008
    Quantifying the performance of resin anchored rock bolts in the Australian underground hard rock mining industry
    International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, vol. 45, no. 1, pp 94-102
  • Varden, R., Villaescusa, E., Jun 2006
    A methodology for selection of fully encapsulated resin grouted bolts
    Golden Rocks 2006, The 41st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS), June 17 – 21, 2006 , Golden, Colorado, USA
  • Varden, R., 2001,
    Case study support at Sons of Gwalia
    Advanced Rock Mechanics Practice for Underground Mines, Perth, Western Australia

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