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Welcome to the 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, also known as ‘FRAGBLAST 11’. This symposium will be held from 24-26 August at the Sheraton on the Park hotel in Sydney.

The FRAGBLAST series is the worldwide forum for a scientific and technical update on all aspects of rock blasting and explosives engineering:

  • Rock fracture and fragmentation
  • Explosives system design
  • Tests and procedures
  • Detonics
  • Blast design
  • Blast vibrations and noise
  • Numerical modeling
  • Blast diagnostics
  • Mine economics

Through its history, beginning in 1983, FRAGBLAST has served the blasting community with an unparalleled combination of scientific advances and practical applications. The most well-known models, diagnostic tools and procedures, and sound practices have been presented in the FRAGBLAST symposia, representing a unique opportunity for exchanging knowledge, ideas and experiences among the participants.


FRAGBLAST11 Program Released

We are pleased to release the FRAGBLAST11 technical program featuring over 85 technical papers, 6 industry leading keynote speakers and 3 networking functions.

Who's attending FRAGBLAST11?

View the list of participating companies already registered to attend FRAGBLAST11.

Participant List

Registration Now Open

Early-bird registrations are now open for FRAGBLAST11.

Register Now

Workshops and Tours Announced

An exciting workshop program has been confirmed for before the symposium. It offers you the opportunity to participate in specialised course content.

W1: 2nd International Blasting Geology Workshop
W2: Leveraging Fragmentation for Productivity in Mineral Processing
W3: Blast-Induced Movement (Heave)
W4: Technical Developments in Breakage, Fragmentation, Flow and Recovery in Sub Level Caving (SLC)

Enhance your experience at FRAGBLAST11 by taking part in one of the many post-symposium technical tours, providing delegates the opportunity to visit mine sites in Australia.

T1: Sydney Quarries
T2: KCGM Super Pit
T3: Hunter Valley Coal Mines - Tour full, please contact Eliza Sanneman to be placed on a wait list.

Preliminary List of Papers Released

We have been overwhelmed by the response for the call for papers and we’re now pleased to release the list of preliminary papers.

Preliminary List of Papers

Keynote Speakers Announced
The following keynote speakers have been confirmed to present during the symposium:

  • Bill Adamson, Global Technical Solutions, Vice President, Davey Bickford
  • Dane Blair, Senior Principal Consultant, Blasting Geomechanics Pty Ltd
  • Nick Bowen MAusIMM, Executive Global Head Mining Services, Orica
  • William Fourney, Professor, University of Maryland, USA
  • Alan Minchinton, Manager Blast Modelling, Projects and Technology, Orica
  • Andrew Scott FAusIMM(CP), Consulting Mining Engineer, Scott Mine Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Call for Papers
Submissions have now closed.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Now Available
The organising committee is pleased to invite companies to support FRAGBLAST11. A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. The opportunities, which can be tailored to address your organisation’s business needs, are a very cost-effective way to reach delegates.

FRAGBLAST11 will be an ideal opportunity for sponsors to maximise exposure to a prime international audience.


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