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Publications


Publications by:

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

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

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

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