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The cyanidation process for the extraction of gold and silver from ore has been employed since 1898 when it was first used in New Zealand and Africa and soon after in the United States. It is a very efficient process capable of extracting gold in amounts of less than one percent of an ounce from a ton of rock with over 90% efficiency. Because of the environmental risks, a cyanide management plan is of critical importance to a mining operation. The lack of such a plan, in some cases, has contributed to adverse environmental incidents involving cyanide. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is developing an international code for the management of cyanide. Implementation and adherence to this code, augmented by experienced scientific and engineering judgment, will help reduce both the number and severity of environmental incidents involving cyanide. The "Cyanide Management in Mining" courses attempt to provide the user with the necessary background for development of a cyanide management plan that meets the unique requirements of each operating mine. The full complement of courses in the series includes: Chemistry of Free and Complexed Cyanide Analysis of Cyanides Geochemical Properties and Environmental Fate of Cyanide Toxicity and Environmental Properties of Cyanide Water Management and Discharge Strategies Treatment Technologies for Cyanide and Related Compounds "Toxicity and Environmental Properties of Cyanide" is the fourth in the series of six courses. This course covers the sources and toxicology of cyanide; its toxicity to aquatic organisms, birds and mammals; the toxicity of related compounds and mine waste; and environmental exposure and monitoring. This course comprises 13 viewing sessions, each of 30 - 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables and references, and three interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. Authors Dr. Terry Mudder Dr. Karen A. Hagelstein   Duration 12 Hours Access 90 Days Category Environment Level Specialize Version Date December 13, 2006   Read More

The cyanidation process for the extraction of gold and silver from ore has been employed since 1898 when it was first used in New Zealand and Africa and soon after in the United States. It is a very efficient process capable of extracting gold in amounts of less than one percent of an ounce from a ton of rock with over 90% efficiency. Because of the environmental risks, a cyanide management plan is of critical importance to a mining operation. The lack of such a plan, in some cases, has contributed to adverse environmental incidents involving cyanide. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is developing an international code for the management of cyanide. Implementation and adherence to this code, augmented by experienced scientific and engineering judgment, will help reduce both the number and severity of environmental incidents involving cyanide. The "Cyanide Management in Mining" courses attempt to provide the user with the necessary background for development of a cyanide management plan that meets the unique requirements of each operating mine. The full complement of courses in the series includes: Chemistry of Free and Complexed Cyanide Analysis of Cyanides Geochemical Properties and Environmental Fate of Cyanide Toxicity and Environmental Properties of Cyanide Water Management and Discharge Strategies Treatment Technologies for Cyanide and Related Compounds "Water Management and Discharge Strategies" is the fifth in the series of six courses. This course discusses components of a water management plan including water balance, cyanide management, water management practices and treatment and discharge facilities. This course comprises 8 viewing sessions, each of 30 - 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables and references, and two interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. Authors Dr. Terry Mudder   Duration 6 Hours Access 90 Days Category Environment Level Specialize Version Date December 18, 2006   Read More

The cyanidation process for the extraction of gold and silver from ore has been employed since 1898 when it was first used in New Zealand and Africa and soon after in the United States. It is a very efficient process capable of extracting gold in amounts of less than one percent of an ounce from a ton of rock with over 90% efficiency. Because of the environmental risks, a cyanide management plan is of critical importance to a mining operation. The lack of such a plan, in some cases, has contributed to adverse environmental incidents involving cyanide. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is developing an international code for the management of cyanide. Implementation and adherence to this code, augmented by experienced scientific and engineering judgment, will help reduce both the number and severity of environmental incidents involving cyanide. The "Cyanide Management in Mining" courses attempt to provide the user with the necessary background for development of a cyanide management plan that meets the unique requirements of each operating mine. The full complement of courses in the series includes: Chemistry of Free and Complexed Cyanide Analysis of Cyanides Geochemical Properties and Environmental Fate of Cyanide Toxicity and Environmental Properties of Cyanide Water Management and Discharge Strategies Treatment Technologies for Cyanide and Related Compounds "Treatment Technologies for Cyanide and Related Compounds" is the last in the series of six courses. This course discusses cyanide treatment technologies, including cyanide destruction, biological treatment, cyanide recovery, natural attenuation and treatment of related compounds. This course comprises 12 viewing sessions, each of 30 - 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables and references, and three interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. Authors Dr. Terry Mudder Duration 10 Hours Access 90 Days Category Environment Level Specialize Version Date December 19, 2006   Read More

This course refers to the generic mining method of sublevel stoping. The most commonly used sublevel stoping mining methods are sublevel open stoping, long-hole open stoping or blasthole stoping, and vertical crater retreat (VCR). Variations of this method include vein (Alimak) mining, transverse stoping, Avoca and longitudinal mining. Sublevel stoping accounts for more than 60% of all underground production in North America. This is largely due to the developments of extension steels, hollow tube and special long-hole rock drills, and ITH drilling techniques requiring less development and greater production capacities. Several variations exist; however, characteristic to this method is the development from a top drill drive and removal of muck from a draw level below for a steeply dipping stope. The variations of the method are selected to suit the ground conditions and operational requirements of the mine. This course presents the features, design requirements, design guidelines and application of the different sublevel stoping methods. Authors Rimas Pakalnis Paul Hughes Duration 4 Hours Access 90 Days Category Mining Level Specialize Version Date February 20, 2011   Read More

The Design for Underground Metal Mines courses have been written with the mine operator in mind. Numerous conferences, papers and texts have been written on the procedures to gather and analyze data for implementing into a design process. Although there is wide experience and expertise in the design of mine openings, it has not previously been compiled into courses that enable users to engineer their work place based upon past experience and practice augmented by sound engineering principles. Mining is a dynamic process which requires in excess of thousands of cubic metres of openings to be developed daily over the life of a mining operation. Those openings may be for development and/or production purposes, however all cases must be designed so as to ensure the required behaviour. The site engineer therefore, must design the mine opening or pillars after addressing all issues relevant to the design and assessment of the overall behaviour. These courses are designed to give the operator a design procedure that has been developed in conjunction with academia and practicing operations. This design procedure has been implemented at over twenty underground metal mines around the world. The courses reference numerous authors in the field and apply their findings to arrive at tools for design. The geomechanics design group at the University of British Columbia has been instrumental in developing the design curves presented here along with the direction and sponsorship of CANMET and mining operations throughout Canada. Design Parameters is the first of two Design for Underground Metal Mines courses by the author. The companion course is Design Guidelines. Design Parameters provides the necessary background, in terms of input parameters for stress, structure, rock mass characterization, failure criteria and support procedures, for the design principles presented in the companion course. Authors Dr. Rimas Pakalnis   Duration: 12 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Geotechnics Level: Specialize Version Date: January 7, 2005   Read More

Se presta especial atención en ayudar a los participantes en la comprensión de los principios de suministro y diseño, junto con la definición de la terminología y los recursos, con el fin de aplicar estos conceptos a las necesidades locales, los procedimientos y orden de funcionamiento. Se brindan las respuestas a problemas operacionales prácticos relacionados con el diseño del camino de transporte de la mina, tales como: ¿Por qué se necesitan caminos buenos? ¿Cuáles son los beneficios de tener una infraestructura de caminos mejorada? ¿Qué aspectos críticos operacionales deben de ser considerados en el diseño de caminos? Equipos, materiales y métodos. ¿Qué se necesita? ¿Cómo puede usted interpretar un diseño en técnicas prácticas de construcción? ¿Cuándo es apropiado el uso de supresores de polvo? ¿Cómo selecciona el producto adecuado y su método de aplicación? ¿Cómo calificaría o evaluaría usted el estándar del diseño de un camino? ¿Qué ve usted, qué significa y cómo identificaría la causa de un problema del camino? ¿Cómo podría usted determinar la resistencia al rodamiento y qué significaría reducirla? Authors Prof. Roger J Thompson   Duration 20 horas Access 90 Days Category Mining Level Specialize Version Date 20 de septiembre de 2013   Read More

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