IMPORTANT NEWS - Draft Paper Deadline Extended to 19 June

Conference Theme and Topics 

Click below to read through the Mine Closure 2023 conference theme and session topics.

Important information

Maximum length: 400 words

Maximum length: 14 pages (A4)
Format:Must use ACG Style guide, together with Author Guidelines.
Failure to do so may result in paper rejection.
Copyright release:Must be provided by all authors

For more information on paper formatting and submissions, please download the following documents:

Important dates in 2023

The following dates will help you take your accepted abstract through to final paper stage. We recommend you add these dates (PST) to your calendar.

Abstracts due:PASSED
Notification of abstract acceptance:PASSED
Draft papers due:19-June
Paper acceptance notice:30-Jun
Final papers due:21-Jul
Copyright releases due:21-Jul
Author registration due:21-Jul
Author biographies due:21-Jul
Final formatting/edits complete:8-Sep
Final editor/author checks:13-Sep
Final papers available online:27-Sep

Reviewer Opportunities

If you are interested in being a paper reviewer for Mine Closure 2023, please email

Mine Closure 2023 Proceedings Editors

Professor Andy Fourie
Professor of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering; and Program Director, Future Tails
The University of Western Australia, Australia

Andy is a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, and program director – Future Tails, at The University of Western Australia in Perth. He has worked at the University of Queensland and the University of the Witwatersrand. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile and the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research is in the field of mitigating the impact of mining and municipal solid waste disposal. Andy has been involved in many industry-focussed projects with current projects including An Evaluation of Tailings Storage Facilities Monitoring Technologies managed by AMIRA and funded by eight mining companies; Future Tails aimed at training, research and education to improve tailings management funded by BHP and Rio Tinto; and Evaluating Potential Static Liquefaction of Tailings to Prevent Failures, funded by six mining companies as well as the Australian Research Council.

Professor Mark Tibbett
Professor of Soil Ecology, University of Reading, UK

Mark is a soil ecologist with over 25 years of experience in a range of fields related to plant-soil interactions, mycorrhizas, decomposition and microbially mediated processes in soil. His research portfolio includes soil carbon, metals in the soil-plant system, phosphorus cycling, bioremediation, metallophytes and mine site rehabilitation. Mark is the co Editor-in-Chief of the international journal “Soil Research” and an associate editor for the “Australian Journal of Botany” and “Restoration Ecology” and has published a book entitled “Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes”.

Jeff Parshley
Corporate Consultant (Mine Closure), SRK Consulting, USA

Jeff is chairman and a corporate consultant at SRK Consulting, with more than 40 years of North American and international mining industry experience. For over 30 years, he has worked on international closure studies that have included planning and design, cost estimating, liability audits, reclamation, and post-closure management. Jeff has overseen abandoned mine closures in the United States and has consulted on feasibility studies, mine permits, detailed mine designs, and corporate financial reporting. Jeff was awarded the 2014 SME/AIME Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award for development of the Standard Reclamation Cost Estimator, which is used by numerous companies in North America and abroad.

Associate Professor Behrooz Abbasi
Associate Professor, University of Nevada, USA

Dr. Abbasi is an Associate Professor at Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Since 2017. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science from Southern Illinois University. He worked for more than six years as a mining engineer in open pit, underground mines, and quarries, and with CH2M HILL and Golder Associates, Inc. His related research focuses on water treatment, water quality and sustainable mining management.