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Who Will Benefit from this Course? This course is intended for those with little knowledge of mining, but a desire to learn enough to make wise and successful investment moves in public stock markets where mining shares are traded. This course is also intended for seasoned mining stock investors who wish to take a fresh look at the basics of investing in mining stocks with a view to polishing up on, and possibly revising, strategies and investment portfolios. The Good News and the Bad News The good news is that many people have made lots of money investing in mines. The bad news is that many have lost money, or had to wait many years for a fair return on invested capital. The basic reason is that mining is a risky business. There are multiple risks involved at all steps along the way through finding an ore body, confirming the extent of resources, permitting a new mining operation, constructing the support facilities, operating the mine, and finally closing it so that it is not a perpetual financial drain on the owning company. There are also related risks from mining scams and investment "bubbles." What this Course Can Do for You In this course, the author does three main things: describe the various phases of mining so that you can understand and evaluate the risk of investing in a mine that is involved in one or more of the phases of mining; discuss technical, social, political, and financial factors that make one mining investment better or worse than another; and present stories that highlight the risks and rewards of investing in mines. The course is arranged so that you, as somebody probably relatively new to mining and investment in mining, can identify and evaluate the risks involved so you can make informed decisions about how and when to invest in a mine or mining company. Authors Jack Caldwell P.E., MS.(Eng.), LLB   Duration 15 Hours Access 90 Days Category Financial Level Introduce Version Date September 12, 2016   ​Need to train a team? Whether you're looking for a customized training program or developing a team, we have enterprise solutions to fit your needs. Learn More   Read More

An Introduction to Modelling Coal Project Finance serves as an introduction to the critical issues associated with the debt financing of coal mining projects. The aims and objectives of project financing are discussed with an overview of the steps leading up to application. The course is aimed at professionals throughout the mining industry and assumes a basic appreciation of the main financial parameters. Logical guidelines on how to construct a preliminary level cash flow model of project finance are provided, with descriptions of the major input variables. Coal is used to demonstrate the principles of modelling project finance. A background discussion on the technical aspects and major costs involved in coal mining operations is followed by a step by step guide to developing a financial model of a large-scale open pit project and an underground longwall project using the financial modelling software tool IC-CoalEval. Authors Dennis Buchanan Tim Shaw   Duration 10 Hours Access 90 Days Category Financial Level Specialize Version Date 16 October 2009   ​Need to train a team? Whether you're looking for a customized training program or developing a team, we have enterprise solutions to fit your needs. Learn More Read More

An Introduction to Modelling Metal Project Finance serves as an introduction to the critical issues associated with the debt financing of mining projects. The aims and objectives of project financing are discussed with an overview of the steps leading up to application. The course is aimed at professionals throughout the mining industry and assumes a basic appreciation of the main financial parameters. Logical guidelines on how to construct a preliminary level cash flow model of project finance are provided, with descriptions of the major input variables. Nickel and platinum are used as example commodities with which to demonstrate the principles of modelling project finance. A background discussion on the technical aspects and major costs involved in developing a large-scale open pit nickel mining project is followed by a step by step guide to the development of a financial model of the project using the financial modelling software tool IC-MinEval. Similarly, background discussion on platinum mining is followed by a step by step guide to developing a financial model of an underground platinum mining project using IC-MinEval. The workbooks generated by IC-MinEval are also included as downloadable spreadsheets for each worked example. The fully linked Excel workbooks have been saved such that by changing the variables in the input sheet revised performance indicators are generated. This does not require the user to have access to IC-MinEval.  A case example is included from Prof. Buchanan's book, Metals and Energy Finance (2018). Authors Prof. Dennis Buchanan Dr. Mark Heyhoe Prof. Tim Shaw   Duration: 10 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Financial Level: Cross train Version Date: January 10, 2019   Need to train a team? Whether you're looking for a customized training program or developing a team, we have enterprise solutions to fit your needs. Learn More Read More

Objectives This course presents the principles and application of stereographic projections, illustrated by numerous interactive figures. The course is divided into three parts. Part 1 - Geological Structures introduces the concept of orientation of geological structures. Part 2 - Stereographic Projections demonstrates the principles of projecting the relative orientation of geological features onto a stereonet. Part 3 - Types of Failure shows the methodology of plotting, processing and interpretation of structural geology data for the purpose of stability analysis of rock slopes and underground excavations. Authors Grazyna Chrobok M.Eng., P.Eng.   Duration 5 Hours Access 90 Days Category Geotechnics Level Specialize Version Date August 16, 2012   ​Need to train a team? Whether you're looking for a customized training program or developing a team, we have enterprise solutions to fit your needs. Learn More   Read More

About the Course In this introductory course, students explore the science behind the processes used in today's mineral processing industry. The concepts of reaction kinetics are introduced and applied to the chemistry and physics in mineral processing operations. With ever more difficult ores to process, we bring a new approach to mineral processing by focusing on understanding the consistency of science at the molecular level. This course explores the improved use of old techniques and development of new ones will advance the industry into the 21st century.​ Students will leave this course with a solid grasp of reaction kinetics concepts such as surface charge, reaction selectivity, application characteristics of soluble and insoluble reagents, equilibrium, chemical dispersion characteristics, and practices that will help them troubleshoot and improve mineral processing operations and increase plant efficiency. About the Audience This course is for individuals interested in the science behind mineral processing operations. Examples of those who may be interested include: mineral processors, metallurgists, mineral processing researchers, engineers, and plant managers. Recommended Background This is an introductory level course. We recommend a university level of chemistry taught to engineers and an understanding of engineering mathematics. For an introduction to the mining industry and terminology, we recommend “What is Mining” Authors Bret Cousins, M.Sc., P.Eng. Course Details Duration: 2 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Introduce Version Date: January 1 2022 Delivery Format: On-Demand Need to train a team? Whether you're looking for a customized training program or developing a team, we have enterprise solutions to fit your needs. Learn More Read More

Common Rocks, Minerals and Ores is a short (non-certification) course and reference for beginners in geology and mineral exploration and for others who require the basics of rock and mineral identification. It provides participants with a means of practicing identification and classification of common rocks and minerals in the field. The course is enhanced by integration with the Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms. Authors Dr. Glenn B. Stracher   Duration: 1 Hour Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Introduce Version Date: January 7, 2011 ​Need to train a team? Whether you're looking for a customized training program or developing a team, we have enterprise solutions to fit your needs. Learn More Read More

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