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Advancing professional excellence
in the mining industry for over 10 years

Founded in 1998, Gecamin organises highly technical, international seminars and conferences that focus on generating interdisciplinary collaboration within the mining industry.

More than 12,000 professionals have attended Gecamin seminars and conferences in various areas of importance to the mining industry, including geology and mining, sustainability and environmental issues, mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, maintenance, automation, and human resources.

These seminars and conferences allow for the exchange of best practices, innovative experiences and new technologies applied to the mining industry. Through its events, Gecamin provides a space where professionals from mining companies, suppliers, research centres and universities can meet and interact, fostering an international network of knowledge and exchange.

Each seminar and conference organised by Gecamin features a great diversity of technical presentations comprised of case studies, theoretical research and scientific findings shared by prominent industry experts and academics. These presentations are documented by the proceedings, which contain carefully selected, peer-reviewed articles. The joint effort between the contributing authors and Gecamin is what ensures the high technical standards of each event.

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The Mining Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile

The Mining Engineering Department was founded on 7 December 1853 by the Rector Andrés Bello and the then President Manuel Montt. Since the graduation of the first four engineers in 1856, the department has trained over 1,200 professionals for one of the most important Chilean industries.

Leadership of the Universidad de Chile graduates in such projects as block caving, heap leaching and El Teniente converter, have brought the university worldwide recognition. The department carries out research in such areas as mineral resources evaluation, geoestatistics, mine planning, mining technology, mineral processing, hydro-electrometallurgy, environment and mineral economics.