Underground Mine Design and Stope Optimisation

Maptek Vulcan Workshop

7 - 11th October 2019
Cresta Lodge Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe

Give your mine engineering skills a boost in April.

Get to grips with the latest techniques and concepts in underground mine planning, optimisation and scheduling. Put your newfound knowledge to practice with hands-on training in Maptek Vulcan, an industry standard mining planning software trusted by hundreds of mines worldwide.  Leave with improved skills.

  • Duration: 5 full days
  • Price: US$450 per person
  • Registration deadline: 3rd October 2019

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Your Instructor

Joseph Kwiri

Joseph Kwiri

Joseph Kwiri is a holder of an MSc and BSc in Mining Engineering. He is a registered Candidate Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and affiliated to several mining institutes which include, Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, South African Institute of Rock Engineering, and Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa. His 5-year career within the mining industry, postgraduate, has allowed him to work in different specialties that include production, rock engineering and mine planning. He is well conversant with different commodities inter alia gold, platinum, coal and zinc. His competences lie in mine design, mine planning, project management and implementation and blasting both for open pit and underground mining.

What you can expect

Valuable skills

Learn the latest principles and techniques for stope design and when to apply them:

  • Design automation and how to use it in Vulcan.
  • Create development drifts, shafts, ventilation holes. Learn how to optimise stope access.
  • Generate reserves, grade and tonnage reports. Learn how to use these for scheduling.
  • And much more.

Hands-on training

The environment will be about discussion, knowledge sharing and learning. You'll get plenty of face-to-face time with the instructor along with Q&A sessions.

An excellent venue

Crest Lodge is the ideal venue in Harare for our workshop. 4* accommodation, excellent food, dedicated conference facilities and beautiful surroundings.

For more info visit www.crestalodgeharare.com


  • A Vulcan license will be provided for the duration of the course.

Want to know more?

Talk to Joseph at joseph.kwiri@maptek.co.za or on +27-11-750-9660