This course has been developed for professionals who work in and around the mining industry and require a holistic overview of mining, from finding a deposit through to closing a mine. While you will learn the basic mining terms, this course is presented in non-technical language that you will be able to understand and demonstrates concepts using many examples to reinforce the learning.
Dates: 6, 7, 8 April, 2021
Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours each
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am PDT. Check the exact time and date in your city here.
Price: $399 USD
See below for course policy
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Develop a basic level of understanding of all aspects of mining.
- Recognize the factors that impact industry events and news releases.
- Understand the factors that impact the shares of mining companies.
- Conduct meaningful discussions with management, investors, corporate issuers, and industry specialists.
- Fill any mining knowledge gaps, providing a structured and holistic overview of all
aspects of the mining industry.
- Understand the issues that drive decisions within mining companies.
Lawrence Devon Smith
Larry Smith is a mining engineer with over 40 years’ experience in economic evaluations and project engineering for mining, metallurgical, and industrial projects. He is the Principal Consultant at LDSA. He has worked as Director Project Evaluations at Barrick Gold and has held similar positions with BHP-Billiton Base Metals, Rio Algom, SNC- Lavalin, Kilborn, Inco, and Vale.
Larry's evaluation experience includes economic evaluations, targeting and ranking studies, scoping studies, optimization studies, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, risk assessment, and due diligence work for banks and mining companies. Larry teaches mineral project evaluation and mineral economics at the University of Toronto/Canada, Schulich School of Business at York University/Canada, as well as in-house courses and seminars. He also presents 'Introduction to Mining' workshops for investors, management, finance personnel, lawyers, and indigenous peoples.
Who Should Attend
The course is recommended for professionals who work in and around the mineral industry and who wish to have a better understanding of what the industry is all about. Persons who might benefit from the course include the following.
- Managers, executives, and directors who are new to the mining industry and are on a rapid learning curve about how the mining industry works.
- Accountants and financial persons who need a deeper knowledge of mining projects and the mining industry.
- Lawyers, tax professionals, and non-mining technical persons who need a general understanding of their company's business.
- Administrators, executive assistants, HR personnel, and staff who want to put the projects they work on into an industry context.
- Environmental specialists, government officials and personnel, and NGOs.
- Community leaders, local communities, and indigenous peoples' groups.
Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of two introductory courses titled An Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing and Mining Explained.
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.
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 organizations 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.
- For persons new to the mining industry, develop a basic level of understanding of all aspects of mining so you can:
- recognize the factors that impact industry events and news releases;
- understand the factors that impact the shares of mining companies; and
- conduct meaningful discussions with management, investors, corporate issuers, and industry specialists.
- For non-mining persons already involved in the mining industry, fill any knowledge 'gaps' by providing a structured and holistic overview of all aspects of the mining industry.
- For persons outside of the mining industry, understand the issues that drive decisions within mining companies.
Session 1: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
- Why Mining?
- Mining Life Cycle
- Geology and Deposits
Session 2: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- Resources and Reserves
- Deposit Modelling
- Waste and Waste Rock
Session 3: Thursday, April 8, 2021
- Environmental and CSR
- Stages and Studies
- Prices and Revenue
- Juniors and Exploration
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