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Future of massive cave projects in the dark

The focus of the world’s underground ‘mass’ miners shifts from Chile to New South Wales, Australia, next May as the biggest show on the cave-mining calendar, MassMin, moves to Sydney. With the giant, world-class Cadia East panel cave hitting its straps in the background, the venue is fitting yet many questions are currently being asked about whether or not ‘big’ and ‘bigger’ are actually yesterday’s conference keynotes.

According to one of the chief organisers of MassMin 2016 in Sydney the gathering will weigh up answers to no less a question than this one: “How are we going to deal with the future?