About the Symposium

The ACG is delighted to host the Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving in October 2018, in Vancouver, Canada.


Symposium Themes

  • Draw control/ material flow
  • Caving mechanics
  • Ground support
  • Geotechnical monitoring
  • Fragmentation
  • Mine equipment
  • Numerical modelling
  • Planning and design of caving mines
  • Preconditioning
  • Seismic monitoring of caving mines
  • Subsidence
  • Caving mine closure

Symposium Chair

Jarek Jakubec

Corporate Consultant, SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.

Jarek has over 30 years of operating and consulting experience in the mining industry. He specialises in mass mining, rock mechanics, diamond mining and technical auditing.
As a cave mining expert, Jarek has worked on most of the world’s caving and sublevel caving projects. He has participated in several international research projects, developed a rock mass classification system for caving mines, developed a planning tool for sublevel caving mines and has lectured on cave mining on five continents.