Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The abstract deadline is 30th September 2017

Reclamation is an important and inseparable part of mining and compensates for the unavoidable impact of mining activities on nature, landscape and the society. Without this compensation, mining is not possible, neither from the perspective of the approval procedures nor considering the acceptance of society. Unfortunately, this is not common practice in worldwide mining, even in developed countries.

In Germany, there exists an extensive knowledge in closing ore, spat, salt and coal mines, which has been going on for about 25 years, and which determines standards of active mining. The results of the recultivation depend on many factors, in particular on the social, geological and natural environment. MINECLOSURE2018 brings together various sectors, such as active large and small scale mining, abandoned mines, marine mining or illegal mining.

The Bergakademie Freiberg, founded in 1756, is the oldest existing montane educational institution in the world. With over 250 years of tradition, today the Bergakademie Freiberg is a resource university with the principle of sustainable development in research and teaching in order to promote responsible handling and production of natural resources.

In co-operation with the ACG, the Bergakademie Freiberg as the host of the MINECLOSURE 2018 in Leipzig hopes to welcome many experts from authorities, planning companies, universities as well as companies active in mining and reclamation. In addition to the presentations and posters there will be numerous opportunities for professional exchange and insights into successful mining and reclamation in Germany.


Conference themes:

  • legal, financial, socio-economical and organizational aspects
  • planning, modelling and monitoring
  • case studies for mine closure
  • mine closure and mining infrastructure
  • mine flooding, balancing of groundwater deficits and pit lakes
  • hydrogeochemistry, AMD and treatments
  • geotechnical aspects
  • biodiversity and ecological aspects
  • handling of contamination and soil formation
  • aftercare, marketing, reorganization of land, geotourism


Looking forward to seeing you in 2018 in the beautiful Leipzig, Germany!

Kind regards and Glückauf!

Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt