Mining Congresses, World

Mining Congresses, World


international conferences held since 1958. The first World Mining Congress was organized on the initiative of the State Mining Council of the Polish People’s Republic and the Coal Committee of the European Commission of the United Nations. Six world mining congresses were held between 1958 and 1970 (see Table I).

The international organizing committee determines the location

Table 1. World mining congresses
 PlaceDateThemeNumber of participating countriesNumber of participantsNumber of papers
1stWarsaw, PolandSeptember 1958Construction of mines and quarries1570072
2ndPrague, CzechoslovakiaMay 1961Profitability of mining enterprise operations1770050
3rdSalzburg, AustriaSeptember 1963Science and technology in the prevention of work accidents2290043
4thLondon, EnglandJuly 1965Coal and ore deposit mining systems, designing of mining enterprises, planning of mining operations421,50042
5thMoscow, USSRJuly 1967Technological progress in the mining industry441,80055
6thMadrid, SpainJune 1970Science in the service of mining481,60088

in which each world mining congress is to be held. Beginning with the fourth congress, international exhibitions of mining equipment have been organized in conjunction with the world mining congresses. Intergormash-67, held at the time of the Fifth World Mining Congress, was the most impressive exhibition.

B. E. KAZAKOV [7–297-I]

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