An Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing

12 modules


Course Length
8 hours

Edumine Courses

09 Oct 2019



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

Table of contents
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Module 1: Geological Concepts
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Module 2: Mining Methods
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Module 3: Mineral Processing and Refining
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Module 4: Mine Waste Management
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Module 5: Mining and Money
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Module 6: Appendices
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Added 6 days ago, by Chantal
Added 9 days ago, by Eduard
It was great to learn more about mining in general
Added about 1 month ago, by Adrien
Added about 1 month ago, by Fred
I found a number of the answers in the quizzes to be ambiguous or in some cases wrong (Kimberlite is not a mineral). In some that required multiple answers only one could be selected. The course itself is laid out well and gives an excellent overview of the mining process.
Added about 1 month ago, by Anonymous
The course is not very interactive so you essentially learn as you would through a book; this may work for some, but if it's not your learning style then it can be a bit of a slog.
Added about 2 months ago, by Mark
Added 2 months ago, by Barb
Good content but quite technical for someone who hasn't taken a chemistry course in 20+ years. More background info would have been helpful.
Added 3 months ago, by Cary

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