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Course Summary The course is divided into two broad sections: the science (surface chemistry) of flotation, and flotation technology and practice. The course content is structured to provide a review of the current state of the fundamentals and technology of froth flotation. A significant part of the course will be devoted to examples of most common flotation separations of sulfide minerals, coal, oxide minerals, and industrial minerals such as potash and phosphates. The selected process examples will cover a wide range of physicochemical conditions under which the froth flotation process is employed around the world.   Dates:          14 - 15 November, 2019 Location:     Vancouver, Canada Price:           $1499 USD Duration:     2 day in person See below for course policy   Who Should Attend The course is aimed at plant managers, operation managers, technical managers, metallurgists, engineers and researchers, engineering geologists, processing managers, and materials managers. It can also benefit service providers, suppliers to the mining industry, and technologists. The course is also of value to students as well as research and academic personnel of universities.   Presenter  Dr. Marek Pawlik Dr. Marek Pawlik obtained his BSc in Chemistry with specializations in environmental chemistry, radiochemistry, and colloid chemistry from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland, in 1994. He obtained his PhD degree in 2002 in Mineral Processing Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In 2002, he was appointed as an assistant professor in Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Presently, Dr. Pawlik is an associate professor and Associate Head of Research in the Institute. He teaches two core undergraduate courses on mineral processing: Froth Flotation and Coal Preparation, and a technical elective on Processing of Oil Sands. He has also given several short courses to the industry on various aspects of froth flotation and coal processing. Dr. Pawlik's research interests cover the following subjects: the surface chemistry of minerals and coal, froth flotation and fine particle processing, process water chemistry, chemistry and structure-performance characteristics of industrial reagents (polymers, surfactants, etc.), rheology of mineral suspensions, dispersion and aggregation phenomena in fine particle systems, flocculation and dewatering, and adsorption of polymers and surfactants. He also regularly provides consulting services in these areas. Dr. Pawlik has published 30 refereed journal articles and another 30 non-refereed international conference presentations and conference papers.   Pre-Course e-Learning Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to online e-learning material consisting of two introductory courses, titled Practical Mineral Processing and Flotation 1 - Fundamentals.   Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.   Cancellations Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation. A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 4 or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply. Cancellation made more than 3 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 70% of the registration fee is reimbursed. Cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 50% of the registration fee is reimbursed. Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees. Edumine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. Edumine also reserves the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary. Read More

Course Summary The mineral inventory of a mining or exploration company is quantified as resource/reserve estimates with associated error levels that, in many cases, are unknown. Consequently, the estimation procedure should incorporate efforts to minimize errors at every level of decision. This short course will consider the detailed methodology of various resource/reserve estimation methods that are in common use in the Mining Industry. Emphasis will be on general procedures, inherent assumptions, and advantages and limitations of each of the principal methods. Methods to be discussed include: polygonal estimation, nearest neighbour estimation triangular estimation, contour estimation, method of sections (plans) estimation, inverse distance estimation, and reference to various geostatistical methods. All of these estimation methods have significant practical limitations for appropriate use. For many of the estimation methods, decisions are required that have a bearing on classification of resources/reserves. Consequently, criteria for classification will be discussed from the perspective of the estimation procedure. All methods require assumptions, either implicit or explicit, that impact significantly on quantity and quality of estimated resources/reserves, for example, block size, search radius, anisotropy, geological continuity, grade continuity, stationarity, etc. The nature of these assumptions will be discussed in detail. A laptop computer, while not essential during the course itself, would be useful. Attendees may want to purchase a copy of the book, “Applied Mineral Inventory Estimation”, (pictured above, right) for further study at leisure. Note that it is not essential for course attendees to have the book while at the course.   Dates:          19 - 20 November, 2019 Location:     Vancouver, Canada Price:           $1499 USD Duration:     2 day in person See below for course policy   Who Should Attend The course is aimed at geologists, mining engineers, surveyors, geostatisticians, and any other professionals dealing with the estimation of resources/reserves in a mining context.   Presenter  Dr. Alastair Sinclair Alastair J. Sinclair obtained his B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in geological engineering from the University of Toronto (1957 and 1958) and a Ph.D. in Economic Geology from the University of British Columbia (1964). From 1962 to 1964 he taught in the Dept. of Geology, University of Washington, Seattle; and from 1964 to 1998 taught at the University of British Columbia. In addition to teaching at UBC he was Head of the Department of Geological Sciences (1985-1990) and Director of Geological Engineering (1991-1998). He is presently Professor Emeritus in geological engineering at the University of British Columbia. For many years he taught courses in Economic Geology, Mineral Inventory Estimation and Mineralography and Ore Microscopy. His research activities have focused on Mineral Exploration Data Analysis, Resource Estimation of Mineral Deposits and Quality Control Aspects of Resource Evaluation. He has presented a wide range of short courses for mining companies and professional organizations and has consulted widely for the international mining industry; he continues to be active in these fields.   Pre-Course e-Learning Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled Conventional Methods of Resource / Reserve Estimation.   Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.   Cancellations Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation. A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 4 or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply. Cancellation made more than 3 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 70% of the registration fee is reimbursed. Cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 50% of the registration fee is reimbursed. Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees. Edumine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. Edumine also reserves the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary. Read More

This course is for anyone who needs to interface with the mining industry: suppliers of equipment and services, government and regulators, administrative and support staff. In short, anyone who needs answers to questions like the following. Do you know who Robert Friedland is? Or Ivan Glasenberg? Do you know what Escondida is? Or where it is? Or Oyu Tolgoi? Or Grasberg? What is NI43-101? … The Equator Principles? … Copiapo? … Bre-X? … PDAC? What percentage of GDP in Australia is accounted for by mining and mineral processing? If you complete this course, you will. You won't learn everything about the technical aspects of mining, but you will learn what is current, topical and important in today's mining scene. In short, you will get a comprehensive overview of the mining industry. And you will get links to sources of information where you can find everything else. We hope that you will find the course so useful that it becomes your gateway for information on any mining topic. Course content has been updated to December 2017 mining industry news, events and, where available, information. Authors Julian Houlding (Co-Author) Simon W. Houlding MSc P.Eng (Co-Author)   Duration: 10 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Introduce Version Date: December 15, 2017         Read More

Course Aim and Structure Market turbulence significantly affects the mining industry. While the intrinsic value of a mineral project is still a key consideration, understanding the interrelationship between technical and financial risk to truly understand the long term value of an asset, helps companies make better investment (or divestment) decisions. Companies that are able to secure debt finance for both development and acquisition of advanced projects have greater strategic flexibility. Understanding how debt impacts the valuation of projects allows for an objective approach to determining levels of gearing; this is relevant to both the investment banking and mining communities. The Valuation of Mineral Projects course is designed to address these issues. This course is for professionals with a basic to intermediate understanding of the principles of the accounting cash flow model that wish to gain expertise in quantitative finance in the context of mining. Actual operating mine valuations are a central focus of the course. To gain the most out of the course, attendees should have had some exposure to the technical aspects of minerals and mining. Attendees are expected to have their own laptop computers available for this course. Workshop sessions are an integral part of the course delivery. Use will be made of the IC-MinEval software, which automates the generation of Excel™-based spreadsheets to produce models for a wide range of mineral projects. These models can be used independently of the software once the course is completed. At the end of the course, attendees will: Know how to build a financial model using realistic assumptions and inputs such as a rate of production appropriate to the size of the resource, and associated capex and opex costs using CostMine data. Understand the circumstances in which it is appropriate to set up models based on a straight discount rate basis vs a model that includes debt (in the latter case the approach to determining the appropriate level of debt will be explained). Be able to analyse the financial performance indicators generated by the IC-MinEval software outputs and indicate the valuation that could be placed on the asset based on the output. Be able to undertake a sensitivity analysis on key technical and financial variables. Particular attention will be given in the course to why sensitivity on variables such as mining dilution should not be considered. Appreciate the role of financial models in identifying those technical variables that have the greatest impact on financial performance and then back-engineering that to the corresponding technical risk. Have worked through a variety of case studies that are based on real projects. This course is characterized by dynamic interaction between presenter and delegates that promotes inter-delegate professional dialogue. Previous courses presented in Vancouver, London, Johannesburg and Stockholm have received wide participation from major finance and mining companies, providing an opportunity to bring together professionals with common concerns in this area. In addition to the presentation slides, attendees will receive a copy of the book Metals and Energy Finance, authored by Prof. Buchanan.   Dates:          22 - 25 October, 2019 Location:     POHTO, Vellamontie 12, 90510 Oulu, Finland Price:           $2999 USD Duration:     4 - day in person See below for course policy   Presenters  Professor Dennis Buchanan Professor Buchanan works jointly between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College London. His current research interest lies in addressing the underlying technical principles applying to mineral projects and demonstrating how these influence financial modelling. He has almost 40 years’ experience teaching mining geology, mineral exploration and mineral project appraisal and is responsible for the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance. This is a joint degree between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College. Professor Buchanan has worked as a Mining Geologist in both gold and platinum mines in South Africa and had wide experience as a consultant to the industry, as an expert witness and in designing and delivering short courses for the industry.  James Buchanan James has an MEng in Chemical Engineering with eight years of professional experience in the minerals industry and he, with close colleagues, have recently started their own company, Zenito. Details on: Zenito. This is a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy specialising in the design of mineral processing plants and associated infrastructure. James was a delegate on the 2016 delivery of the Valuation course and will be supporting the workshop sessions.   Who Should Attend The course will be of particular interest to mining analysts, fund and asset managers, bankers, engineers responsible for development planning, exploration managers and other specialists in the valuation of mineral projects. It will also be of interest to government officials. The course will be relevant to entrepreneurs needing to understand the qualifying framework that private equity funds use to evaluate projects.   Pre-Course e-Learning Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled An Introduction to Modelling Metal Project Finance.   Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.   Cancellations Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation. A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 4 or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply. Cancellation made more than 3 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 70% of the registration fee is reimbursed. Cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 50% of the registration fee is reimbursed. Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees. Edumine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. Edumine also reserves the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary. Read More

This course, taking into account developments in the field of quality management in the mineral industry during the last 10 years, provides an in-depth assessment of the various factors affecting quality, and then outlines a rational path to implementing and sustaining improvement programs. The course is especially pertinent as it addresses the all-important sustainability issue in collaboration with the Continuous Learning Group (CLG), which has been a world leader since 1993 in behaviour-based strategy execution and performance improvement consulting. Part 4 of the course, which was contributed by CLG, elaborates on tried-and-true methodologies to encourage behaviour changes that will establish an enduring culture that supports continuous improvement (CI) initiatives. In addition, the course highlights other factors that are critical to the successful implementation of CI programs. The course is specifically tailored for the requirements of the mineral industry. Unlike other industries, mining companies do not compete on the basis of product quality. Because the prices for commodity-grade products are determined by the market, a company's control over its profitability stems largely from its ability to minimize production costs. The course emphasizes the strategic need for a company to remain viable by continuously driving costs down, and positioning itself in the lower quartile of the cost curve. The course focuses on the following aspects needed to successfully implement a CI program: Part 1: Establishing a culture that enables mining companies to continuously emphasize cost reductions by minimizing waste and eliminating non-value-added activities. Part 2: Transforming organizations by forming partnerships between customers and suppliers (both external and internal), and improving costs through cross-functional problem-solving teams. Part 3: Encouraging cooperative behaviours to facilitate teamwork, and providing training in various group decision-making techniques to motivate employees to participate in continuous cost reduction efforts. Part 4: Stressing the role of leadership to remove internal barriers that act as hindrances, and embed a CI culture to sustain the process by actively managing individual behaviour through monitoring of key performance indicators. The course is designed for engineering, operating and administrative personnel, as well as senior executives—in fact, for all stakeholders whose participation and commitment are essential to the success of any CI initiative. It draws on leadership and cultural issues that are critical to motivate individuals to buy into the program. Practical suggestions are provided on how to structure and sustain implementation efforts. The course goes beyond the traditional approach and addresses how individuals, far from being mere spectators, can be empowered to take the critical actions that drive continuous improvement. This is a premium course which has been peer-reviewed by a committee appointed by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). Authors Bish Chanda P.Eng. CLG   Duration: 15 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Leadership Level: Specialize Version Date: February 6, 2016 Read More

Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) Prediction provides an introductory course and application reference for students, technicians, and practicing geochemists, geoscientists and other professionals who desire a solid grounding on the subject. The course provides sufficient knowledge and background to allow useful application of the presented information toward site assessment with regard to the evaluation of acid generation potential. By design, Acid Rock Drainage Prediction emphasizes the practical application of the concepts presented and limits the presentation of theory to the level required for a basic understanding of the topic. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the concepts underlying acid rock drainage prediction and to act as a resource for practitioners to become more familiar with or reaquaint themselves with the topic. For those who require a specialized theoretical background on the topic, ARD Prediction provides an exhaustive list of technical references. The companion textbook to this course which contains some of the course text and has additional references should be read in conjunction with this course: Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage and Acid Sulfate Soils, causes, assessment, prediction, prevention and remediation, edited by James A Jacobs, Jay H. Lehr, Stephen M. Testa, John Wiley & Sons, 2014. Principal topics covered by the course include: Chemistry, Mechanisms and Sources Site Assessment and Sampling Mineralogical and Geochemical Interpretation Static Laboratory Tests and Interpretation Kinetic Laboratory Tests and Interpretation Waste Material Management Case Studies in ARD Prediction Authors Chris Mills MSc P.Eng (Author) Bruce Downing MSc P.Geo (Co-Author) Dr. Andy Robertson P.Eng (Co-Author)   Duration: 33 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Environment Level: Specialize Version Date: December 15, 2014 Read More

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