The Evolving Image of Mining

2 modules


Course Length
7 hours

Edumine Courses

23 Nov 2023



This is a course for managers, professionals, students and concerned stakeholders in mining who require a better understanding of the impacts of mining on the environment and communities.The course discusses the underlying causes which have shaped the public's evolving perception of the mining industry and presents ways in which mining companies can overcome these perceptions.

The following subjects are covered:

  • Separating Fact from Fiction
  • Characteristics of Mining
  • Canadian Mining Facts
  • Mining Images - OK Tedi, Porgera, Grasberg and others
  • Public Perception of Mining
  • Promotion of Mining
  • Mining and Communities
  • Adding Value to Communities


  • Marcello Veiga
  • Stephen Roberts


Duration: 7 Hours
Access: 90 Days
Category: Leadership
Level: Introduce
Version Date: January 17, 2013

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The course is presented as 10 learning sessions, each of 30 to 60 minutes duration. It includes three interactive review sessions for verification of course learning objectives. Total course duration is equivalent to approximately 7 hours of learning content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the evolution of the public image of mining.
  • Discuss the responsibilities of a mining company with respect to the impact of mining on the environment and communities.
  • Apply the knowledge gained to a better appreciation of how their activities in mining can contribute to sustainable development.

Recommended Background

  • A basic understanding of the mining process and its contributions and impacts on society.


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

Learning Credits

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