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  • Geophysics for Mining Professionals


    Starting:
    23/04/2024 @ 06:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    Ending:
    18/06/2024 @ 06:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • ESG & Social Responsibility


    Starting:
    30/04/2024 @ 06:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    Ending:
    25/06/2024 @ 06:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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Metso, like its customers, understands the pressures imposed by rapidly changing technology, and the need to do more with less. In this new business environment, education and training programs have even greater importance in the maintenance and development of a company’s intellectual capital, arguably it’s most important asset. To address the needs of the plant operators, Metso Technology Development has developed a unique computer based training system (CBT). It focuses on generic principles aimed at equipping people with the knowledge to make safer, faster and better decisions. Gyratory Crushing is a course for process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students. It is one of a suite of mineral processing courses from Metso... other courses include a Flotation series and a Grinding series. A partial list of topics covered by this course include Mineral Processing Basics, Particles, Comminution, Physics, Mill Safety, Primary Crushing, Auxiliary Equipment, Circuit Basics and a Crusher Circuit Example. In recent years the mineral processing industry has downsized its labor force, installed new technology with larger equipment and incorporated plant wide automation, all in an effort to improve productivity and performance while maintaining operating cost at a minimum. As a consequence of these actions the operator is now required to make more and better informed decisions. To meet the educational needs at the mill operation level Metso developed a Computer Based Mill Operator Education Program. The full program includes a suite of mineral processing courses for mill operators and process engineers on Grinding and Flotation which have been adapted for Web presentation on Edumine. The program is presented by Edumine as online self-paced, self-learning courses. The courses include online certification as well as performance tracking and reporting. For information on the courses, contact support@edumine.com. Well-trained operators mean higher profits, more throughput, safer operation, better morale, better grade and recovery and improved communication. Authors Metso Performance Solutions   Duration: 13 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mineral Processing Level: Specialize Version Date: June 18, 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

The scale and nature of mining projects may result in impacts to the receiving environment, including groundwater resources. These impacts need to be quantified before undertaking the project and throughout the mining lifecycle to ensure regulatory compliance, project sustainability, and environmental protection. Common groundwater impacts associated with mining projects may include: aquifer drawdown and/or reduction in groundwater flow due to pumping from groundwater production wells and/or dewatering of open pit/underground workings; loss of groundwater discharge to surface water such as springs, lakes or streams (of particular significance during winter baseflow conditions) due to aquifer drawdown/dewatering related to mining activities; seepage and associated contaminant transport from mine waste units such as waste rock piles, heap leach piles, tailings storage facilities, backfilled and/or flooded pits/underground workings; and off-site migration of contaminant plumes in groundwater aquifers (originating from mine waste units) and potential discharge of contaminants into the receiving surface water (springs, lakes or streams). The use of numerical groundwater models enables decision makers to study and evaluate potential impacts of large and complex mining projects. Sophisticated models and modelling platforms are, however, no guarantee of good modelling practice. The complexities of groundwater models used for impact assessment may even lead to misuse and/or misinterpretation. This course on groundwater modelling describes the broader concepts of groundwater modelling related to impact assessment for mining projects. Yet, these guidelines reflect generally accepted best practices in groundwater modelling and as such should be applicable to a wide range of groundwater modelling applications. This groundwater modeling course is based on the British Columbia Groundwater Modelling Guidelines which were commissioned by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment (BC MoE). This course has been modified and condensed to suit the format and (international) audience of an Edumine course. Authors Christoph Wels Dan Mackie Jacek Scibek Lawrence Charlebois Paul Ferguson   Duration: 6 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Geotechnics Level: Specialize Version Date: June 28, 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

Metso, like its customers, understands the pressures imposed by rapidly changing technology, and the need to do more with less. In this new business environment, education and training programs have even greater importance in the maintenance and development of a company’s intellectual capital, arguably it’s most important asset. To address the needs of the plant operators, Metso Technology Development has developed a unique computer based training system (CBT). It focuses on generic principles aimed at equipping people with the knowledge to make safer, faster and better decisions. Grinding 1 - Fundamentals is a course for process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students. This course is the first of a suite of three courses on grinding engineering from Metso Performance Solutions... the companion titles are Grinding 2 - Unit Operations and Grinding 3 - Circuits. A partial list of topics covered by this course includes Mineral Processing Basics, Particles, Slurries, Comminution, Classification, Dynamics, Physics and General Mill Safety. In recent years the mineral processing industry has downsized its labor force, installed new technology with larger equipment and incorporated plant wide automation, all in an effort to improve productivity and performance while maintaining operating cost at a minimum. As a consequence of these actions the operator is now required to make more and better informed decisions. To meet the educational needs at the mill operation level Metso has developed a Computer Based Mill Operator Education Program. The full program includes a suite of mineral processing courses for mill operators and process engineers on Grinding and Flotation which have been adapted for Web presentation on Edumine. The program is presented by Edumine as online self-paced, self-learning courses. The courses include online certification as well as performance tracking and reporting. For information on the courses, contact support@edumine.com. Well-trained operators mean higher profits, more throughput, safer operation, better morale, better grade and recovery and improved communication. Authors Metso Performance Solutions   Duration: 11 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mineral Processing Level: Specialize Version Date: May 26, 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

Gestión de proyectos mineros es un curso evaluado por miembros del programa de desarrollo profesional del Instituto Canadiense de Minería, Metalurgia y Petróleo (CIM). Este curso sobre gestión de proyectos mineros ha sido preparado para ingenieros, estimadores, agentes de compras, gerentes sénior y presidentes de compañías. De hecho, para cualquier persona que tenga cierto grado de responsabilidad en un proyecto pero necesita un mejor entendimiento sobre cómo funcionan las cosas. El curso abarca los aspectos más importante de la gestión de proyectos, como: planificación y calendarización, estimación, control de costos, proyecciones de cambios, adquisiciones, contratos, informes, administración y cómo trabajar con consultores. También se mencionan problemas que por lo general conducen a retrasos y sobrecostos, y se presentan las mejores formas de evitarlos. Sin importar si usted es un operador que utiliza consultores de gestión de proyectos o usted gestiona sus propios proyectos, este curso le dará las herramientas que necesita. Este curso ha sido desarrollado y evaluado por miembros del Programa de desarrollo profesional del Instituto Canadiense de Minería, Metalurgia y Petróleo. Autor Dan Mackie   Duration: 30 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Leadership Level: Specialize Version Date: Noviembre 28, 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

This is a course for anyone concerned with sustainable community relationships in mining: professionals, managers, regulators, NGOs, community leaders and graduate students. The course explains how a mining company can earn and maintain a social license to operate. It begins with the business case for dedicating resources to the social license and describes the returns a company could expect from each successive level of license. The course also explores what can be done to make the issuer of the license more politically stable so that the company's social political risk is reduced and the community's readiness for sustainable development is enhanced. Finally the course looks at the overlap between these activities and areas of corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, and sustainability reporting. Part 1 of the course explains what a social license to operate is, why it is important to mining companies, and how the general management theory known as the "resource dependence view of competitive advantage" explains how relationships with stakeholders affect project feasibility and success. Going deeper, Part 2 describes the four levels of social license and the three boundary criteria that must be met to go from one level to another, and examines common factors that can cause the level of social license to rise or fall. Turning to the issuer of the social license, Part 3 of the course draws on social network analysis concepts to explore the many ways a community could be unable to issue a social license that is durable and socially legitimate, and looks beneath the stakeholder politics at the social capital patterns that can improve a community's capacity to issue a solid social license, while simultaneously raising the level of social license the community grants to the company. Authors Robert G. Boutilier PhD. Ian Thomson PhD.   Duration: 9 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Leadership Level: Cross train Version Date: October 3, 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

The predominant economic evaluation technique for a mineral project, from pre-feasibility study stage to operating mine, is the discounted cash flow (DCF) method. A DCF evaluation will include a detailed year-by-year cash flow projection spanning the life of the mineral reserves plus the DCF metrics of net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR). DCF methodology is accepted by industry, the financial community and regulatory bodies. This course examines the requirements, practice, and application of DCF methodology, as well as insights into the potential pitfalls to be found in such evaluations. Principal course topics include: Discounted Cash Flow Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Determination of Discount Rate Metal Price, Inflation, Debt and Taxes Targeting, Scoping and Ranking Optimizing Production Rate and Project Size Project Expansion Analysis Trade-Off Analysis Equivalent Annual Cost Analysis The course includes practical applications of DCF methodology, with examples, to project evaluation, mineral process selection, process optimization, project expansion, selection of equipment and comparison of alternatives. This course is designed for an audience of mining professionals and managers who require a practical understanding of economic evaluation and financial analysis methods and their application to mineral projects. Authors Lawrence Devon Smith   Duration: 8 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Financial Level: Cross train Version Date: January 13, 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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