Events

MASTER TALKS 2020 

16 July 2020 / Research Preparation for Publication in Specialized Magazines 

Dr. Paul Santi offered a presentation on procedures and good practices in scientific research, in order to publish articles in indexed journals. The talk was well received by a large audience of UNSA faculty and students. 

 

29 May 2020 / Reuse of Mining Tailings to Produce Construction Materials through Geopolymerization 

Dr. Ahamadreza (Reza) Hedayat gave a talk on the reuse of mining tailings to produce construction materials. Our Center has taken samples of tailings from small mining operations to characterize them and, through a physical and chemical process, transform them into high added value cement. 

 

23 April 2020 / Coexistence and Conflict in a Rapid Growth Zone of Artisanal Mining 

Doctors Aaron Malone (School of Mines) and Eliseo Zeballos Zeballos (UNSA) gave a talk about the coexistence and conflict between artisanal mining, fishing and agriculture in a town in the Río Ocoña Valley, Peru. They were able to conclude why artisanal mining and the proposed hydroelectric dam are eliciting different responses from citizens.  

 

16 April 2020 / Geomechanical Evaluation of the Stability of a Small-Scale Underground Mine in the Arequipa Region 

Engineer Carlos Contreras gave a talk on the evaluation of the stability of the underground workings in a gold mine in the north of the Arequipa region in Peru. Contreras discussed aspects related to the characterization of rock massifs and the use of numerical methods applied in the evaluation of the stability of mining works. 

 

9 April 2020 / Redefining the IX Nazca-Ocoña Zone Metallogenetic Strip 

Dr. Jorge Crespo gave a talk on the Study of the Economic Geology of the area between Nazca-Ocoña. Dr. Crespo is passionate about researching the economic geology of hydrothermal mineral deposits, studying the geochemistry and mineralogy of these deposits. 

 

7 April 2020 / Membrane Technology: An Essential Piece to Achieve Sustainable Mining 

Dr. Johan Vanneste gave a presentation on: 1) The evaluation of reverse osmosis to remove boron from surface waters affected by mining. 2) The destruction and recovery of cyanide and ammonia with hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet in combination with membrane distillation in gold cyanidation plants. 

 

2 April 2020 / Space Resources 

Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid gave a presentation on the resources found outside our planet (on the moon, Mars and asteroids) and prospects for exploration. Dr. Abbud-Madrid identifies resources available in space, the technology to extract them, and the customers that the demand constitutes. One resource is water: there is the potential to find water at the moon’s poles and it could be a source of oxygen and rocket fuel. 

16 July 2020 / Research Preparation for Publication in Specialized Magazines 

Dr. Paul Santi offered a presentation on procedures and good practices in scientific research, in order to publish articles in indexed journals. The talk was well received by a large audience of UNSA faculty and students. 

 

29 May 2020 / Reuse of Mining Tailings to Produce Construction Materials through Geopolymerization 

Dr. Ahamadreza (Reza) Hedayat gave a talk on the reuse of mining tailings to produce construction materials. Our Center has taken samples of tailings from small mining operations to characterize them and, through a physical and chemical process, transform them into high added value cement. 

 

23 April 2020 / Coexistence and Conflict in a Rapid Growth Zone of Artisanal Mining 

Doctors Aaron Malone (School of Mines) and Eliseo Zeballos Zeballos (UNSA) gave a talk about the coexistence and conflict between artisanal mining, fishing and agriculture in a town in the Río Ocoña Valley, Peru. They were able to conclude why artisanal mining and the proposed hydroelectric dam are eliciting different responses from citizens.  

 

16 April 2020 / Geomechanical Evaluation of the Stability of a Small-Scale Underground Mine in the Arequipa Region 

Engineer Carlos Contreras gave a talk on the evaluation of the stability of the underground workings in a gold mine in the north of the Arequipa region in Peru. Contreras discussed aspects related to the characterization of rock massifs and the use of numerical methods applied in the evaluation of the stability of mining works. 

 

9 April 2020 / Redefining the IX Nazca-Ocoña Zone Metallogenetic Strip 

Dr. Jorge Crespo gave a talk on the Study of the Economic Geology of the area between Nazca-Ocoña. Dr. Crespo is passionate about researching the economic geology of hydrothermal mineral deposits, studying the geochemistry and mineralogy of these deposits. 

 

7 April 2020 / Membrane Technology: An Essential Piece to Achieve Sustainable Mining 

Dr. Johan Vanneste gave a presentation on: 1) The evaluation of reverse osmosis to remove boron from surface waters affected by mining. 2) The destruction and recovery of cyanide and ammonia with hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet in combination with membrane distillation in gold cyanidation plants. 

 

2 April 2020 / Space Resources 

Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid gave a presentation on the resources found outside our planet (on the moon, Mars and asteroids) and prospects for exploration. Dr. Abbud-Madrid identifies resources available in space, the technology to extract them, and the customers that the demand constitutes. One resource is water: there is the potential to find water at the moon’s poles and it could be a source of oxygen and rocket fuel. 

MASTER TALKS 2019 

11 December 2019 / Dr. Jeffrey Shragge, Dr. Richard Krahenbuhl, Dana Sirota, Gavin Wilsom / Low-cost geophysical instruments for groundwater management in West Africa 

 

12 November 2019 / Christopher Bellona / Reuse of drinking water to increase municipal water resources 

 

12 November 2019 / Nicole Smith / Challenges to face the use of mercury in small and artisanal gold mining in Peru 

 

12 November 2019 / Josh Sharp / A new type of wetlands built for water treatment 

 

12 November 2019 / David Vuono / Decentralized wastewater treatment for beneficial purposes 

 

22 October 2019 / Aaron Malone / Migration, Remittances and Local Development 

 

27 September 2019 / Richard Krahenbuhl / Geophysics Laboratory at Colorado School of Mines 

 

11 September 2019 / John McCray / Urban Water Management in Arid Areas 

 

11 September 2019 / Paul Santi / Landslide Risk Management in Latin America: An Example from Guatemala City 

 

11 September 2019 / Pablo García / Water Conservation Methods in Arid Areas 

Module 3 (October 22nd, 2019): Workshop on Migration, Remmittances and Local Depelopment

PhD Aaron Malone gave a talk titled “Migración Remesas y Desarrollo Local” in the Facultad de Ciencias Historico Sociales. Drawing on research in Mexico, he presented examples of how community development can be catalyzed by social changes like migration, as well as analyzing how local contexts can reshape the outcomes of public policies and cause unintended consequences

Module 2 (September 27th, 2019): Workshop on the Construction of the Geophysics Laboratory at Colorado School of Mines

PhD Richard Krahenbuhl, from the Geophysics Department at Colorado School of Mines, presented to UNSA students and faculty the experience on the design and development of the Underground Geophysical Education laboratory at Colorado School of Mines. The session took place at the auditorium of the Geology, Geophysics and Mines Departemet at UNSA.

Module 1 (September 11th, 2019): Workshop on managing landslides, water conservation and urban water management

Over 200 students at UNSA attending a session where the Colorado School Mines brought three well known professors in their fields to present on water and landslides. The event took place at an auditorium of UNSA’s Geology, Geophysics and Mining Department. The presentations were:

  • Pablo Garcia – Methods of Water Conservation in Arid Areas
  • Paul Santi – Managing Landslide Risks in Latin America: An Example from Guatemala City
  • John McCray – Urban Water Management in Arid Areas

WORKSHOPS

January 2020 Workshop at Colorado School of Mines  

Mines received a delegation of 17 professors and authorities from UNSA Arequipa for a week. There were 20 hours of joint input and several intensive sessions on the development of each Phase I project and on the preparation of Papers. Topics such as research management, international trends, personal branding, and student contribution were also discussed. And visits were made to laboratories, and in these, training in equipment management. In addition to the participation of faculty from the Center for Mining Sustainability, there was participation of the President of Mines, the Vice President of Research, and the Peruvian Consul in Denver.

Please stay tuned for upcoming Workshops!

CONTACT

Paul Santi

Professor, Colorado School of Mines
Co-Director – Center for Mining Sustainability

psanti@mines.edu

Henry Gustavo Polanco Cornejo

Dean, School of Process Engineering, UNSA
Co-Director – Center for Mining Sustainability

hpolancoc@unsa.edu.pe