Entirely new mining method – first talk in the world held at Euro Mine Connect

The announcement of an entirely new mining method is one of the most important breaking news in years for the mining industry. First talk on this subject, in the world, is held at Euro Mine Connect.

“New mining methods are a rare treat. To be able to be the first conference in the world to have a talk on this subject with Mattias Wimmer, mining engineering manager at LKAB in Kiruna leading the development of the method, is fantastic. We are excited and proud to be able to present this as one of more than 20 reasons to attend the digital conference Euro Mine Connect held June 1-3, 2021, in the heart of the Swedish mining industry”, says Sinnika Sjunnesson project manager for Euro Mine Connect.


The digital conference Euro Mine Connect, held June 1-3, is filled with an extensive program including more than 20 talks from representatives of leading companies in the mining industry like Boliden, LKAB, Sandvik, Metso Outotec, ABB and Epiroc as well as Northvolt, Zinkgruvan Mining, Xylem Water Solutions, Andritz Automation, Mobilaris, Widefind, researchers and professors from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Luleå University of Technology and Univerity of Leoben.

"There will be many important talks at this year’s conference, but we have one that stand out and will draw attention from all over the world”, says Sinnika Sjunnesson, the project manager of Euro MIne Connect.

The one she is referring to is a talk on an entirely new mining method called Raise caving, held by Mattias Wimmer, mining engineering manager at LKAB in Kiruna leading the development of the method. developing the method. He will also attend a panel discussion after his talk together with other researchers and colleagues in the session, hosted by LKAB, called “Deep rock engineering challenges “.

”This is a major groundbreaking step towards a safer, more efficient mine. Raise caving has been developed for efficient mining at great depth," says Matthias Wimmer in a press release from LKAB.