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SRMEG Seminar 6 Sep 2021

Mine Planning Challenges at Lepanto's Cut-and-Fill Mine

by Rey A. Taylan & Edison D. Mating, Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company

Monday, 6 September 2021 // 7.00pm to 8.30pm





Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company has been a proud corporate resident of Mankayan, Benguet in Northern Philippines for over 85 years since 1936 mining gold and copper. The primary mining method at Lepanto is semi-mechanized overhand cut & fill stoping utilizing un-cemented mine tailings for backfill.



The lecture will discuss the current challenges in mine planning with Lepanto’s old mining areas. It will revolve on the issues and solutions with un-documented old stopes, pillar mining, hydraulic backfilling, underground infrastructures, ventilation planning and local variations of cut-and-and fill mining.



Rey A. Taylan is a graduate of B.S. Geology at Mapua Institute of Technology. He is currently the Manager of the Mine Engineering and Geology Group at Lepanto Mine Division of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co. He has over 20 years combined experiences in mining, mineral exploration and tunnelling works with strong background on project management both for mining and exploration, engineering geology and geotechnical, hydrogeology and offshore sand dredging.



Edison D. Mating  has nearly four years of underground mining experience. This exposure spans mine planning, mine design and scheduling, hydraulic backfill system, ore reserve estimation, and mine research and studies. Edison joined Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company in 2018 as a Junior Mine Planning Engineer for a gold and copper vein deposit. Edison is a member of the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers. He graduated from Saint Louis University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering. He is currently pursuing an Executive Micro-certificate in Economic Leadership for Mining specializing in Sustainability Economics, Mineral Processing and Financial Economics at the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining (BRIMM) of the University of British Columbia.



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