Professor Gideon Chitombo

Chair Minerals Industry Engagement

W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute
g.chitombo@smi.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64029

Overview

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • MSc, University of Colorado
  • BSc, University of Colorado

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Murphy, Travis, Webster, Tony and Chitombo, Gideon (2016). Beyond rock-mass characterisation: the impact of geology on block-caving. In: Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining (MassMin) 2016. Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining (MassMin 2016), Sydney, Australia, (861-871). 7-11 May 2016.

  • Onederra, I., Catalan, A. and Chitombo, G. (2013). A case study of large scale rock mass preconditioning by confined blasting. In: Marek Kwaśniewski and Dariusz Łydżba, Rock mechanics for resources, energy and environment: Proceedings of Eurock 2013. The 2013 ISRM International Symposium. Eurock 2013: ISRM International Symposium, Wroclaw, Poland, (461-471). 23-26 September 2013. doi:10.1201/b15683-77

  • Catalan, A., Onederra, I. and Chitombo, G. (2012). A proposed methodology for evaluation of the preconditioning by blasting at the Cadia East panel cave mine. In: MassMIN 2012 Conference Proceedings. MassMin 2012: 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, (). 10-14 June 2012.

  • Catalan, A., Dunstan, G., Morgan, M., Green, S., Jorquera, M., Thornhill, T., Onederra, I. and Chitombo, G. (2012). How can an intensive preconditioning concept be implemented as mass mining method. In: 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012 Proceedings. 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Chicago, Ill, United States, (). 24-27 June 2012.

  • Catalan, A., Dunstan, G., Morgan, M., Green, S., Jorquera, M., Thornhill, T., Onederra, I. and Chitombo, G. (2012). How can an intensive preconditioning concept be implemented at mass mining method? Application to Cadia East panel caving project. In: Antonio Bobet, Russ Ewy, Murali Gadde, Joe Labuz, Laura Pyrak-Nolte, Azra Tutuncu and Erik Westman, 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012. 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012, Chicago, IL, (2040-2051). 24 - 27 June 2012.

  • Hancock, William, Weatherley, Dion and Chitombo, Gideon (2012). Modeling the Gravity Flow of rock using the Discrete Element Method. In: MassMIN 2012 Conference Proceedings. MassMin 2012: 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, (). 10-14 June 2012.

  • Chitombo, G. (2011). Total deposit knowledge: geology, underground mass mining and the future. A mining engineer's perspective. In: Eighth International Mining Geology Conference 2011, Proceedings. IMGC2011: Eighth International Mining Geology Conference, Queenstown, NZ, (11-14). 22-24 August, 2011.

  • Chitombo, G. P. (2010). Cave mining - 16 years after Laubscher's 1994 paper 'Cave mining - state of the art'. In: Yves Potvin, Caving 2010: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving. Caving 2010: Second International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving, Perth, WA, Australia, (45-61). 20-22 April, 2010.

  • Furtney, J. K., Cundall, P. A. and Chitombo, G. P. (2009). Developments in numerical modeling of blast induced rock fragmentation: updates from the HSBM project. In: José A. Sanchidrián, Rock Fragmentation by Blasting: Proceedings of the 9th Int. Symp. on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting. Fragblast 9. FRAGBLAST 9: 9th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, Granada, Spain, (335-342). 13-17 September, 2009.

  • Brunton, I. D. and Chitombo, G. P. (2009). Modelling the impact of sublevel caving blast design and performance on material recovery. In: Jose A. Sanchidrian, Rock Fragmentation by Blasting: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting - Fragblast 9. 9th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting - Fragblast 9, Granada, Spain, (353-362). 13-17 September 2009.

  • Braithwaite, M., Sharpe, G. J. and Chitombo, G. P. (2009). Simulation of real detonations as an energy source term for the hybrid stress blasting model. In: José A. Sanchidrián, Rock Fragmentation by Blasting: Proceedings of the 9th Int. Symp. on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting. Fragblast 9. FRAGBLAST 9: 9th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, Granada, Spain, (327-333). 13-17 September, 2009.

  • Onederra, I., Chitombo, G. P., Cundall, P. A. and Furtney, J. K. (2009). Towards a complete validation of the lattice scheme in the Hybrid Stress Blasting Model (HSBM). In: Jose A. Sanchidrián, Fragblast 9: Rock Fragmentation by Blasting. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting. Fragblast 9: 9th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, Granada, Spain, (343-351). 13-17 September 2009.

  • Onederra, I., Ruest, M. and Chitombo, G.P (2007). Burden Movement Experiments Using the Hybrid Stress Blasting Model (HSBM). In: Blasting: Techniques & Technology. Explo 2007, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (177-183). 3 – 4 September, 2007.

  • Scott, A., Onederra, I. A. and Chitombo, G. P. (2006). The suitability of conventional geological and geotechnical data for blast design. In: Fragblast 8 - 8th International Symposia on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting. Fragblast 8, Santiago, Chile, (232-238). 7-11 May, 2006.

  • Brunton, I. D., Lewis, G. N. and Chitombo, G. P. (2004). Blast fragmentation modelling for a green field open cut gold deposit. In: Explo 2004. Explo 2004, Perth, WA, (81-93). 26-28 July, 2004.

  • Onederra, I. A., Riihioja, K. J. and Chitombo, G. P. (2001). Computer aided design and information management for tunnel development using drilling and blasting techniques. In: P Sarkka and P Eloranta, Proceedings of the ISRM Regional Symposium Eurock 2001 - Rock Mechanics, A Challenge for Society. ISRM Regional Symposium Eurock 2001, Espoo, Finland, (589-595). 4-7 June 2001.

  • La Rosa, D. M. and Chitombo, G. P. (1999). A hierachical blast management system. In: Rock Fragmentation by Blasting : proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium for Rock Fragmentation by Blasting-FRAGBLAST-6. Fragblast 1999 - 6th International Symposium for Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, Johannesburg, RSA, (263-267). 8-12 August 1999.

  • Djordjevic, N., Brunton, I., Cepuritis, P., Chitombo, G. P. and Heslop, G. (1999). Effect of blast vibration on slope stability. In: C. Workman-Davies, Explo' 99. Explo'99, Kalgoorlie, WA, (105-116). 7-11 November 1999.

  • Chitombo, G. P., Guest, A., Djordjevic, N. and La Rosa, D. M. (1999). In search of an improved understanding of the fundamentals of rock breakage under controlled dynamic loading. In: Rock Fragmentation by Blasting : proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium for Rock Fragmentation by Blasting-FRAGBLAST-6. Fragblast 1999 - 6th International Symposium for Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, Johannesburg, RSA, (73-79). 8-12 August 1999.

  • Onederra, I. A., Player, J., Wade, P. and Chitombo, G. P. (1999). Mass blast design, simulation, optimisation and monitoring at Big Bell gold mine. In: Rock Fragmentation by Blasting : proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium for Rock Fragmentation by Blasting-FRAGBLAST-6. Fragblast 1999 - 6th International Symposium for Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, Johannesburg, RSA, (291-300). 8-12 August 1999.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision