Welcome to the Real-Time Mining project

Real-time continuous closed-loop process
Moving from discontinuous process to a real-time continuous closed-loop process

The overall aim of Real-Time-Mining is to develop a real-time framework to decrease environmental impact and increase resource efficiency in the European raw material extraction industry.

The key concept of the research conducted is to promote a paradigm shift from discontinuous to a continuous process monitoring and quality management system in highly selective mining operations.

The positive impact of the project will be achieved through improvements in process efficiency and resource utilization. These will increase energy efficiency and facilitate significant improvements in the environmental performance of mining operations by reducing the emissions and wastes generated. It is considered that deposits which are currently thought as economically marginal or difficult to access could become viable.

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Real Time Mining Conference

The first International Raw Materials Extraction Innovation Conference is bringing together individuals and companies working on EU-sponsored projects to exchange knowledge and rise synergies in resource extraction innovation.



  • Resource Modelling and Value of Information;
  • Automated Material Characterization;
  • Positioning and Material Tracking;
  • Process Optimization;
  • Data Management.

The Real Time Mining™ International Raw Materials Extraction Innovation Conference™ will be held

in central Amsterdam at Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club, Dam 27, 15 minutes from Schiphol &

45 minutes from Rotterdam airport.


For registration, abstract and paper submission, and all enquiries, please contact RTMconference@tudelft.nl.

RTM Conference Proceedings
RTM Conference Proceedings.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 9.9 MB
Real Time Mining Conference - Flyer
Real Time Mining Conference
10 to 11 October 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dissemination Update:

Benndorf J, Buxton, M.: Real-Time Integration of Sensor Data for Improved Grade Control. At SME Annual Meeting 2017 in Denver, Co. Febuary 19th to 23rd 2017.