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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

In theory, mine closure is simple; in practice, it is difficult. In this course, we will start with the simple and then proceed to the more difficult, which we will explain in terms that will enable you to deal with the many issues that arise as you plan and implement mine closure. The simple part of mine closure may be set down as three objectives: remove equipment and structures; stabilize waste piles; and control spread of pollutants from the closed site. As we shall see as we progress through this course, these three simple objectives quickly give rise to many questions and knotty issues, including: Who pays? Who says enough is enough? And, What is to become of the site in the long term? Many more related and difficult issues arise. Reading only this course will not enable you to solve all the problems. Each mine site is unique and demands a unique closure plan and approach. You will undoubtedly have to formulate the specifics of the closure plan for your mine by way of many studies, meetings, reports, and deep deliberations. This course will attempt to set down the current state of ideas, practice, and possibilities, so that you are empowered to move forward to success at the mine where you are part of a team charged with mine closure. Author Jack A. Caldwell Duration 15 Access 90 days Category Environment Level Cross Train Version May 11, 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

Regardless of world market conditions, to win, sustain, and maintain the right to mine is all about sustainability. Waste water management is emerging as the pre-eminent sustainability issue within the global energy and mining resource industries, i.e. related to the following activities: coal bed methane water (CBMw), LNG waste water, oil shale water, coal mining, open pit and underground mining, natural gas extraction, hydrocarbons, metallurgical ore processing, surface and underground earthworks and drainage, and underground coal gasification. This waste water management course has been designed to educate people from the mining, metallurgical, oil, and gas sectors who have to manage waste water issues associated with their day to day activities. This course will equip them with a basic knowledge and understanding of water management tools and strategies, including knowledge of the common terms associated with the water treatment industry. The course does not replace professional advice; however, it does allow informed discussions with professionals. Traditionally, waste water management is encountered in most energy resource extraction, mining, and ore processing activities. All of these industries are facing increasing scrutiny, regulation, competition for land access, and "angst" from local landholders (farmers) and stakeholders (agricultural and urban development). These crucial stakeholders have the perception of their water resource being potentially polluted, and/or reduced in available volume by the resource industry unless proved otherwise. They are concerned about sustainability, potential pollution issues, and access to the water resource itself. Water is the principal vehicle by which potential pollutants in untreated wastewater can be carried from these industries to local habitats potentially impacting on the local surface areas, the local environment, and underground aquifers—especially where this water is accessed and applied through traditional practices such as irrigation. In extreme cases, the polluted water could impact on human life itself. So, in order to demonstrate responsible stewardship over the water resource being extracted, this course gives a practical framework in order to create a robust sustainable water management solution (plan) that has the components of assessing the: raw waste water quality; final stage target water quality; potential beneficial uses for the water; treatment options to achieve the targets outlined above; and a risk assessment process that avoids harm to the environment while realising long-term sustainable benefits. Author Ralph Gunness   Duration 9 Hours Access 90 Days Category Environment Level Specialize Published Date August 16, 2016 Updated  August 4, 2023   ​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

This is a practical course in mineral processing, designed for engineers, technicians, operators, support staff and others working in the mineral processing industry but with no prior training in this area. The course reviews fundamental principles, conventions and terminology, and provides a broad overview of current technical and operating issues and circuit design considerations. Participants are not expected to become expert practitioners in the field, but to learn enough about the concepts and processes to work effectively with specialists or to manage projects that include metallurgical operations. The course begins with an overview of the discipline, and describes the various drivers for decision-making in operating plants or in project design. Topics covered include comminution, physical separation, flotation, classification and dewatering. Some basic analytical tools and a wide range of metallurgical terms and constructs are covered. Key sustainability issues are also examined, including the drive to reduce energy use in crushing and grinding, reduce water usage across all areas of processing, and incorporate recycling technology. 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). Authors Diana Drinkwater   Duration: 20 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mineral Processing Level: Cross Train Published Date: November 8, 2010 Last Updated: July 24, 2023 ​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 This short course provides an in-depth understanding of stakeholder mapping and its application in the mining industry. Participants will learn how to effectively identify, analyze, and engage with stakeholders in the mining sector, considering their interests, influence, and potential impacts on mining projects. The course will cover stakeholder theory, practical tools for stakeholder analysis, and strategies for stakeholder engagement in the context of the mining industry. Real-world case studies and contributions from industry experts will be used to illustrate stakeholder mapping concepts and their relevance in the mining sector.  About the Audience  This course is tailored for individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder theory and management throughout the mining lifecycle. It is suitable for beginner to intermediate-level participants who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in effectively identifying, analyzing, and engaging with stakeholders in the mining sector. This course is relevant to a wide range of professionals working in various roles within the mining industry and related sectors. Potential participants who may benefit from this course include: Project Managers, Sustainability Managers, Community Relations Specialists, Environmental Scientists, Social Impact Assessors, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Professionals, Government Officials, NGO Representatives:, Indigenous Community Leaders, Project Planners, Risk and Compliance Managers, Communication Specialists,  Legal and Regulatory Advisors, Sustainability Consultants. Recommended Background  We recommend "What is Mining” to give learners a baseline understanding of the Mining Industry.  Course Details Expert Contributors Amiel Blajchman, MES, P. Ag Dr. Rose Clarke Kyle Pearce    Duration:        3 Hours  Access:           90 Days  Category:       Mining  Level:  Intermediate  Version Date: June 30, 2023  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

About the Course This course covers Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) components and their impact on the mining value chain. Participants will learn about the various stages of the mining process, from exploration to closure, and the different ESG threats and opportunities associated with each stage. Learners will also gain a deeper understanding of ESG regulations, standards and reporting requirements, and how these are changing the mining industry. Case studies and real-world examples will be used to illustrate the practical application of ESG across the mining value chain. The course is designed for professionals in the mining industry, as well as those with an interest in ESG and sustainable business practices.   About the Audience  This course explores concepts that will be useful for those seeking a robust understanding of ESG considerations at each stage of the mining value chain and is suitable for intermediate levels.  Examples of those who may be interested include: investors, geologists, chemists, engineers, government officials, regulators, data scientists, policy setters, non-governmental organizations, procurement specialists, academics, finance professionals, sustainability experts, lawyers, and administrative staff.    Recommended Background  We recommend “Introduction to ESG” to give learners a baseline understanding of Environmental, Social and Governance concepts.  Course Details Authors  Dr. Sarah Gordon  Dr. Rose Clarke     Duration:        4 Hours  Access:           90 Days  Category:       Mining  Level:  Intermediate  Version Date: March 1, 2023  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

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