An Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing

2 modules


Course Length
8 hours

Edumine Courses

15 Sep 2023



This course provides a non-technical introduction to the basic concepts of mineral exploration, ore extraction, mineral processing, and mine waste management, with numerous examples, figures and images of mining. Also included are some key aspects of the economics of a mining and mineral processing operation.

An Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing is for anyone who finds themselves working in the mining industry and needs a broad understanding of the industry without the technical details. Examples include geologists, chemists, engineers (except perhaps mining engineers), administrative staff, investors, accountants and suppliers.

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).


  • Dr. Scott Dunbar


Duration: 8 Hours
Access: 90 Days
Category: Mining
Level: Introduce
Version Date: June 6, 2014

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The presentation is pictorial and conceptual in nature, and follows a light, easy-to-read format. The course comprises 21 short sessions, each of approximately 15 minutes viewing duration, plus five interactive reviews that confirm the viewer's achievement of learning objectives. The total duration of the course is approximately eight hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the mining industry and mining issues with confidence

Recommended Background

  • High school science


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

An Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing
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Added 7 days ago, by Perreti
This course was good and help me have a good grasp of the mining value chain. Making It more dynamic with video and infographics will surely help consuming it easily.
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Not a basic level course
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