Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities - 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection

Content
15 modules

Rating

Course Length
12 hours

Instructor
Edumine Courses

Released
29 Oct 2019

Price
$399.00

Description

Covers are constructed at mines sites over facilities such as tailings impoundments, heap leach pads, waste rock dumps, sludge ponds, and solid waste disposal units. Generally the cover is constructed as part of the closure and/or reclamation works. A wide range of cover types have been designed and constructed on mine facilities worldwide, from water covers, through soil covers, geosynthetic covers, and waste rock covers. The specifics of the cover are dictated by the:

  • type of waste covered;
  • materials available to construct the cover;
  • environment of the mine; and
  • governing regulations.

This course is the first in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities. Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities - 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection deals with the general principles and practice of covers—what their purpose is, what objectives govern their selection and detailing, and what to consider when choosing a cover for your specific facility. In this course, we examine the:

  • objectives of mine closure—the activity that most frequently gives rise to the need for a cover;
  • purpose of the cover, and hence the criteria which govern the design, construction, and ultimately the performance of the cover; and
  • layers or components of a cover—some to limit infiltration, some to resist erosion, and some to support vegetation.

The course includes numerous case studies from the author's extensive experience. It also includes descriptions of many types of covers that have been used and that could be used at mines.

This course is intended for all who seek to know more about covers for mines and their waste management facilities. There is information in this course for those charged with choosing a cover type, designing and constructing the cover, paying for the cover, and for those regulating and permitting a new cover. There is also information in this course for those who may be evaluating and judging a mine's closure plan, which normally includes one or more covers.

Topics in

include design analyses, performance assessment, cover construction, and surveillance and maintenance. include design analyses, performance assessment, cover construction, and surveillance and maintenance.

Authors

  • Jack Caldwell P.E., MS.(Eng.), LLB
Duration 12 hours
Access 90 Days
Category Geotechnics
Level Specialize
Version Date October 26, 2016

 

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Objectives

Course Content

Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities - 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection consists of 20 viewing sessions of 30–60 minutes each with supporting figures, tables and examples, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 12 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the general principles and practices of covers.

  • Identify the different types of covers constructed at mines.

Recommended Background

  • A degree in engineering, geology, environmental science, or equivalent discipline.

  • Experience in design, construction, or operation of large waste structures in mining.

Certificate

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

Learning Credits

CEU
1.2
PDH
12.0
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Table of Contents
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Module 1: Introduction
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Knowledge Check - Module 1: Introduction
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Module 2: Mine Waste and Closure
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Knowledge Check - Module 2: Mine Waste and Closure
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Module 3: Cover Principles
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Module 4: Types of Covers 1
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Module 5: Types of Covers 2
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Module 6: Types of Covers 3
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Module 7: Types of Covers 4
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Added 3 months ago, by Peter
Informative course that brings together a lot of information into one place. Thanks. Sometime it was a little hard to read some of the text on figures. Not sure whether that's a function of my browser or not.

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