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Garston H. Blackwell

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Queen's University

143 Union St.

Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6


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Queen's distinguishes itself as one of the leading research-intensive institutions in Canada. The mission is to advance research excellence, leadership and innovation, as well as enhance Queen's impact at a national and international level. Through undert ... more

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CIM Fellow, A Member
S&ME Inc

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CIM Fellow, A Member
APEO Resources

CIM Fellow, A Member


Camborne School of Mines


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Faculty and Research Staff - Mining Engineering - Applied Science at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada [cached]

Garston H. Blackwell , M.Sc., P.Eng.

A.C.S.M. Mining Engineering, Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, United Kingdom, 1968
Ebrahimi, Hall and Blackwell (2003) "Modeling the impact of larger equipment on open pit mining operations."
Klingmann, S., and Blackwell, G., (2003) " The application of digital video plotter (DVP) systems to the location and orientation of open pit wall slope features."CIM Bulletin, Vol.96, No. 1071, May 2003, pp.72-75
Blackwell, G., (2003) "Open pit grade control with simulation."CIM AGM, Montreal, May 2003.
Bozorgebramimi, E., Hall, R.A. and Blackwell, G., (2003) "Sizing equipment for open pit mining - a review of critical parameters."IMM Transactions Section A - Mining Technology, Vol.112, No. 3, December 2003, pp.171-179
Blackwell, G., "Open Pit Mine Planning with Simulated Gold Grades", Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 100th AGM, 1998., to be published fall 1998.
Blackwell, G., "Effective Modelling of Grades of Mineral Resources", APCOM 1988, IMM, London UK., to be published spring 1998.
Blackwell, G., "Relative Kriging Errors: A Basis for Resource Classification", Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 100th AGM, 1998., to be published fall 1998.
Blackwell, G., "Estimation of Large Open Pit Haulage Truck Requirements", CIM AGM, Edmonton, 1996.
Blackwell, G., "Computerized Open Pit Mine Planning", The Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (UK) Bulletin, Transactions Section A, Volume 102, 1993.
Blackwell, G., & Bonham-Carter, A., "Remote Survey Slope Monitoring", APCOM 1993, Montreal, Quebec, September 1993.
Blackwell, G., & Sinclair A., "Application of Q-MIN to Grade Estimation", APCOM 1993, Montreal, Quebec, September 1993.
Blackwell, G., "Remote Operation of a Large Mining Shovel", AME of SME Annual Convention, Reno, Nevada, February 1993.
Blackwell, G., & Scoble, M., "Research for Improved Profitability in Open Pit Mines", AME of SME Annual Convention, Reno, Nevada, February 1993.

CIM AWARDS - Metal Mining Division Award Past Winner 2005 [cached]

Garston Blackwell

Garston H. Blackwell was born and educated in Cornwall, United Kingdom, and graduated from the Camborne School of Mines in 1968.After working as a mining engineer for Falconbridge in Sudbury for three years, he attended Queen's University at Kingston, graduating with an M.Sc.(Eng.) in 1973, and immediately joined Brenda Mines in British Columbia as senior mining engineer.
Blackwell has worked on numerous projects with the Noranda Group, and became chief engineer at Brenda in 1978.In 1986 he joined Queen's University and teaches open pit mining, ore reserve estimation and grade control, mine feasibility, computer applications, and surveying.He is a full professor, and has taken extended industrial leaves with Barrick in Nevada and IMDI in Antofagasta, Chile.
Blackwell is president of Great Condurrow Mining and Exploration Inc., a CIM Fellow, a member of the APEO, APEGBC, IMM, SME, and a Chartered Engineer.

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