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BBUGS is the Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society based in the Bowen Basin in Queensland, Australia. BBUGS is a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment.  Read more…

Bowen Basin

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal. Bowen Basin Coal Mines 

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Upcoming Events


Success! BBUGS 3rd Technical Meeting and Mine Tour of 2016

On May 26 BBUGS hosted a mine tour at the Kestrel mine and a meeting at the Capella Cultural Centre. Kestrel put on a great tour for nine members of the society and 38 attended the meeting. flyer here. Presentations on Kestrel South, The Goliath Bolt trial at Grasstree and a 1 hour workshop on "Advanced Features and a Better Understanding of the GSS Software Packages" by Mark Colwell were excellent and well received

Special Event! – BBUGS August tour and technical meeting

Note: The next BBUGS meeting and mine tour will be held on a Monday, August 15 in Moranbah. Special guests Chris Mark, MSHA, Keith Heasley, WVU and Tony Iannachionne, U Pitt. Venue and mine site tour will be announced as soon as known. Be sure to reserve a spot in your calender.

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BBUGS 2016 Scholarships

BBUGS 2016 Scholarships

The 2015/16 BBUGS scholarships are currently being evaluated. The announcement and...

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