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Who Should Participate? People active in the design and operation of surface mines for coal and other bedded materials such as china clay, phosphate, tar sands, uranium, etc. People who prepare reclamation plans for these mines. Similarly, people who prepare permit applications and environmental impact assessments for these mines. Environmental resources and reclamation managers What You Will Learn Part 1 provides an introduction and glossary of terms. Part 2 discusses the "Nature of coal-mine overburden," including distribution of coal fields in North America, the kinds of sedimentary strata found typically above and below the coal, the connection between the depositional environment and the types of contaminants found in the overburden, and the connection between rhealogical changes when the overburden is submerged in a groundwater regime and the rock types. In Part 3 we look at "Overburden Analysis" and the kinds of tests that can be used to predict contamination and rhealogical changes. Part 4 looks at "Potential reclamation problems from routine overburden handling," which is a catalog of potential problems and is meant to reinforce the need for good planning of overburden handling. Part 5 goes over the process of "Disposal of inimical material," which is often essential to the economic success of a surface mine but can lead, if done haphazardly, to the need for almost perpetual care and treatment of discharged waters. In Part 6 we get to the heart of the course, for which the earlier materials provide the foundation, "Improved handling techniques of surface coal-mine overburden." Examples are presented and diagnosed for each of the major coal surface-mining geometries. Part 7 - Conclusions reviews the major parts of the course and suggests that individual designs, responsive to the goals of the course, may need to be tested on sophisticated mine-design software to optimize production before buying capital goods. Authors Lee Saperstein Duration 12 Hours Access 90 Days Category Mining Level Specialize Version Date May 16, 2013 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 training course is aimed at anyone working within the mining value chain, that would like to understand how to analyze the risks posed by the current Covid-19 pandemic to the mining sector, how mining and related companies are managing Covid-19 related risks and how practically applied risk management can be used to make effective decisions during this current pandemic and prepare for the next one. It will explore risk management concepts such as Risk Tolerance and Appetite in the context of dealing with risks posed by a global pandemic such as Covid-19. The course will also highlight the important link between strong Enterprise Risk Management and Organizational Resilience. Using an integrated approach, organizations can ready themselves to react in a timely and effective way in case of crises such as a pandemic.   Dates:          16 & 17 June, 2021 Duration:     6 Hours: 2 sessions of 3 hours  Time:           8:00 am - 11:00am  PST. Check the exact time and date in your city here. Price:           $499 USD See below for course policy   Learning Objectives By the end of the course students will learn: • To analyse the risks facing the mining industry such as those faced during the current Covid-19 global pandemic; • How organisations (mining and related companies) are managing pandemic related risks; • How risk appetite and tolerance can be applied to pandemic risks; and • The fundamental principles of resilience and risk management to prepare for future pandemics and crises   Presenter  Sarah Gordon Having completed her PhD at Imperial College, Sarah went to work as a Geologist for Anglo American. She was lucky enough to live and work all over the world in a variety of functions from exploration through to sustainability, risk management and assurance. This grounding allowed her to explore different risk management techniques and uses, applying them to real situations. Sarah co-founded Satarla in 2014. Now with 80 Associates based globally and offices in London, Sydney, Johannesburg, Santiago, and Toronto, Satarla provides risk management consultancy, training, and research to organizations from sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, charities, finance, together with petrochemicals, energy, oil & gas, and mining. Specializing in making risk management practical and accessible to all those that use it, Sarah most enjoys projects through which a company’s culture can be evolved to meet its values and purpose. In recent years, this has focused on integrated risk management with a focus on Environmental, Social and Governance risks. Sarah is an honorary lecturer at Imperial College London and Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. Institute of Risk Management Accredited Trainer and course developer, Sarah is currently leading the team designing the new IRM Climate Change risk management training course. Voted as one of the top 10 most inspirational women in mining in 2016, she is also a trustee of Geology for Global Development and co-founder of Responsible Raw Materials. In 2020, Satarla were shortlisted for a CIR Magazine award for ESG Initiative of the Year, recognizing Satarla’s work on ESG to date, and are winners of the award for Specialist Risk Management Company of the Year.   Who Should Attend Recommended attendees include board members, c-suite executives, risk management leads, health and safety leads, quality control leads and any other relevant professionals.    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Registered participants who attend the entire short course and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.   Cancellations Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation. A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 4 or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply. Cancellation made more than 3 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 70% of the registration fee is reimbursed. Cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 50% of the registration fee is reimbursed. Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees. Edumine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. Read More

Practical Geostatistics 2000 - 1: Classical Statistics is the first of a set of two courses. The companion course is Practical Geostatistics 2000 - 2: Spatial Statistics. These courses are based on over 40 years of teaching statistics and geostatistics to mining engineers, geologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, climatologists, plus the occasional geographer, pattern recognition expert, meteorologist, statistician, and computer scientist. Even, on one occasion, an accountant. Over those years, we have endeavoured to pare away all extraneous mathematics and concentrate on intuitive derivations where possible. Readers interested in rigorous mathematical proofs are urged to stop here and turn to the more theoretically based material (a comprehensive bibliography is included). This course is not intended to turn out fully-fledged geostatisticians. It is intended for people with problems to be solved which can be assisted by a geostatistical approach. To benefit from this course you need to be fairly comfortable with basic algebra. That is, with the notion of using symbols as shorthand for longer statements. We have worked hard to bring you consistent notation throughout the course. Where notation is out of our control, we explain carefully what each symbol stands for and try not to use that symbol for anything else. Calculus—differentiation and integration—is discussed at various points in the text. The reader is not expected to do any calculus (as such) but is expected to know that the differential of x squared is 2x. The only other complication is the frequent use of simultaneous equations. We tend not to use matrix algebra in this course but will give the matrix form after explanations have been given in simple algebra. For example, linear regression is easier to understand if developed with algebra, but very simple to implement in spreadsheets if matrices are used. If we haven't scared you off yet, be reassured by the fact that all the analyses are illustrated with real data sets in full worked examples. Data sets and software can be downloaded from Ecosse Geostatistics. There are also exercises for you to try. Answers are available for you to check your results. Most of these exercises have been collected and used in classes or examinations at Final (Senior) Year and Master's levels. It is our own fundamental regret that this course cannot contain the jokes, anecdotes and sheer fun that we have giving the course in person. We do advise you, however, to keep your sense of humour and common sense at all times while taking this course.The principal topics covered by this course include... Why a Statistical Approach? The Normal (Gaussian) Distribution The Lognormal Distribution (and Variants) Discrete Statistics Testing Hypotheses Relationships The course comprises 24 viewing sessions, each of approximately 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, worked examples, references and appendices, and interactive reviews that confirm your achievement of the learning objectives.The above picture is attributed to USACE HQ. 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 Isobel Clark William Harper   Duration: 25 Hours Access:  90 Days Category: Exploration Level: Exploration Version Date: January 27, 2014   ​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

Practical Geostatistics 2000 - 2: Spatial Statistics is the second of a set of two courses. The companion course is Practical Geostatistics 2000 - 1: Classical Statistics.These courses are based on 40 years of teaching to mining engineers, geologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, climatologists, plus the occasional geographer, pattern recognition expert, meteorologist, statistician, and computer scientist. Even, on one occasion, an accountant. Over those years, we have endeavoured to pare away all extraneous mathematics and concentrate on intuitive derivations where possible.Readers interested in rigorous mathematical proofs are urged to stop here and turn to the more theoretically based material (a comprehensive bibliography is included). This course is not intended to turn out fully-fledged geostatisticians. It is intended for people with problems to be solved which can be assisted by a geostatistical approach.To benefit from this course you need to be fairly comfortable with basic algebra. That is, with the notion of using symbols as shorthand for longer statements. We have worked hard to bring you consistent notation throughout the course. Where notation is out of our control, we explain carefully what each symbol stands for and try not to use that symbol for anything else.Calculus—differentiation and integration—is discussed at various points in the text. The reader is not expected to do any calculus (as such) but is expected to know that the differential of × squared is 2×. The only other complication is the frequent use of simultaneous equations. We tend not to use matrix algebra in this course but will give the matrix form after explanations have been given in simple algebra. For example, linear regression is easier to understand if developed with algebra, but very simple to implement in spreadsheets if matrices are used.If we haven't scared you off yet, be reassured by the fact that all the analyses are illustrated with real data sets in full worked examples. Data sets and software can be downloaded from Ecosse Geostatistics. There are also exercises for you to try. Answers are available for you to check your results. Most of these exercises have been collected and used in classes or examinations at Final (Senior) Year and Master's levels.It is our own fundamental regret that this course cannot contain the jokes, anecdotes and sheer fun that we have giving the course in person. We do advise you, however, to keep your sense of humour and common sense at all times while taking this course.The principal topics covered by this course include... Spatial Relationships The Semi-Variogram Estimation and Kriging Areas and Volumes Other Kriging Approaches The course comprises 17 viewing sessions, each of approximately 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, worked examples, references and appendices, and interactive reviews that confirm your achievement of the learning objectives. Authors Isobel Clark William Harper   Duration: 10 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Exploration Level: Professional Version Date: April 15, 2014         ​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 Version Date: November 8, 2010   ​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

Practical Ore Microscopy and Mineralography is concerned particularly with information obtained from reflected light microscopy of opaque minerals. A review of the mineralographic microscope is provided at the outset, however familiarity with both the petrographic (transmitted light) and mineralographic (reflected light) microscope is a basic premise of the course. Segments of the course that follow are each more-or-less stand-alone. The course places considerable emphasis on the identification, description and classification of textures because of the enormous practical implications of ore textures to mineral beneficiation and ore genesis. Specific topics such as paragenesis, exsolution and sulfide metamorphism and sulfide phase equilibria will be of concern to those with specific interests. A variety of practical concepts related to ore microscopy (liberation, modal analysis, textural case histories, reconciling mineral proportions and assays) are discussed that pertain particularly to mineral beneficiation. Finally, a series of exercises are described that relate to information obtained from ore microscopy studies. These exercises involve topics such as: sampling of particulate ore material, changing volume percent to weight percent (and vice versa), point count and grain counting, calculating mineral formula from chemical analysis, regression as a means of determining precious metal hosts in an ore, mass balance procedures involving modal (volume) percentages of minerals and assays of metals. Authors Alastair J. Sinclair   Duration 12 Hours Access 90 Days Category Environment Level Specialize Version Date August 15, 2003   ​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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