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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

En este curso analizaremos el balance de agua y de masa química de una faena minera y los numerosos componentes o instalaciones que conforman una mina. Existen tantos balances de agua y de masa química como existen minas. Y existen tantos balances de masa como instalaciones en una mina. En esta oportunidad, centraremos nuestra atención en las principales teorías y fundamentos que estarán acompañados de ejemplos que servirán de guía y ayuda cuando usted deba preparar balances de agua y de masa química para su mina y para las diversas instalaciones que en ella existan. Este curso es parte de una serie de cursos relacionados, que incluye: Aguas subterráneas en minería Manejo de aguas superficiales en minas Traducción al español La traducción de este curso al español ha sido auspiciada por Goldcorp Central America. Authors Jack Caldwell P.E., MS.(Eng.), LLB   Duration: 14 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Crosstrain Version Date: Abril 2, 2014   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

Sound decision-making is essential for success in business, and a sound grasp of ethics is vital to sound business decision-making. This course explores ethical concerns in the mineral exploration and mining industries, and the consequences of poor ethical decisions on business, industry and reputation. This course covers the following topics. Morals, Ethics and Ethical Viewpoints Human Rights and Ethics in the Developing World Environmental and Ecological Ethics Decision-Making Codes of Ethics, Laws, and Corruption Solving Ethical Problems Authors Michael Gannon   Duration: 15 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Leadership Level: Specialize Version Date: November  ​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 that provides a review of blasting theory and blasting products, and emphasizes the design, assessment and optimization of blasting practices. The course focuses on drilling and blasting as it is applied in surface mines and quarries. Design methodology for safe and efficient blasting is provided. Monitoring and assessment to improve blast performance and reduce blast vibrations are discussed and examples of optimization programs are provided to illustrate the process. Topics are presented in an applied manner and address the impact of blasting on mine design and overall mining efficiency. Topics covered by the course include: Explosives and Charging Systems Initiating Devices and Systems Production Bench Blasting Overbreak Control and Secondary Blasting Damage Control Safety and Accident Prevention 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 Dr. Alan Cameron Bill Forsyth P.Eng Dr. Tom Kleine   Duration: 30 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Specialize Version Date: April 14, 2002 ​ 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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