Official Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic


Santiago, 2020 – At this time, Chile and the world are in a difficult situation due to the propagation of the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the recommendations of the local and international authorities, the Organizing Committee has decided that holding the Eighth International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining, MassMin2020, in Santiago in October 2020 is no longer possible. We believe that postponing the conference is the best option for all the participants and collaborators.

This has been a hard decision for the Organizing Committee, but due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation, MassMin2020 has been rescheduled for 3-6 October 2021. Rescheduling should provide the maximum time to gain control of the health emergency that is currently affecting us all. This decision was taken to protect the health of the authors and collaborators and to give everyone involved in the MassMin2020 organization time to deal with the constantly changing landscape.

The Organizing Committee has been working from the outset with a strong commitment to ensure the quality of this event. We assure you that MassMin2020 Conference will be held under the best possible conditions with the safety and health of all as our first priority.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause to our authors, sponsors and participants. We wish you all good health and the strength to face this difficult situation, and we hope to see you at the new edition of the most important Mass Mining Conference worldwide, MassMin2020.

Kind regards,

Organizing Committee,