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About BBUGS

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. 

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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

Aug
15

Special Event! – BBUGS August tour and technical meeting

On Monday, August 15 in Moranbah BBUGS held another successful meeting and mine tour with 36 attendees. Special guests Chris Mark, MSHA, Keith Heasley, WVU and Tony Iannachionne, U Pitt. The Carborough Downs tour was fantastic and well organised with lots of structure to be seen. Papers will soon be on the web site. "Significant Recent Ground Failures in US Underground Coal Mines.” Chris Mark, MSHA "A back analysis of the Brody Mine" where a recent double fatality bump occurred. Keith Heasley WVU. "The Stability Mapping software (including the new CMRR and ARBS additions) for developing a stability/hazard map using available geologic data and LaModel stress analysis", Keith Heasley, WVU "110 Years of US Experience with Coal Bursts and an Assessment of Future Risk” – Tony Iannacchione, U Pitt

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BBUGS 2017 Scholarships

BBUGS 2017 Scholarships

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