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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 ​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 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 ​ 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 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. More recently, this course has been augmented by NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health - United States Bureau of Mines) to incorporate case histories from mines in the USA operating within a weak rock mass. Design Guidelines is the second of two Design for Underground Metal Mines courses by the author. The companion course is Design Parameters. Design Guidelines employs the input parameters for stress, structure, rock mass characterization, failure criteria and support procedures developed in Design Parameters as the basis for design methods and approaches for mine openings presented in this course. Authors Dr. Rimas Pakalnis   Duration: 12 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Geotechnics Level: Specialize Version Date: December 23, 2004   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

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 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

La mayoría de las minas produce relaves, el producto final que resulta de la extracción del cuerpo mineralizado, el procesamiento del mineral y la recuperación de minerales y metales valiosos. Los relaves son el producto de desecho que se genera a partir de la extracción, la trituración, la molienda y el tratamiento químico del mineral. Este curso se centra en los relaves como parte del proceso de minería, tipos y características de los relaves, tipos tranques de relaves y sus componentes, diseño de tranques de relaves, desempeño, construcción, operación y cierre, todo esto ilustrado con historias de casos. Este curso está dirigido a cualquier persona involucrada en los distintos aspectos de los relaves mencionados anteriormente; se incluyen ingenieros, ambientalistas, geólogos, operadores y reguladores. Traducción al español La traducción de este curso al español ha sido auspiciada por Goldcorp Central America. Autores Jack Caldwell P.E., MS.(Eng.), LLB   Duration: 19 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Geotechnics Level: Specialize Version Date: June 27, 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

Health and Safety in Exploration 1 is one of a series of courses developed from e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration, a guideline developed by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to help exploration companies continuously improve their social, environmental and health and safety performance and to comprehensively integrate these three aspects into all of their exploration programs around the world. e3 Plus provides the means for members to reduce social and environmental risk to their projects, to benefit local communities and to enable companies to become world leaders in corporate social responsibility performance (CSR) The intended audience for e3 Plus includes: the exploration sector, local communities, government organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society, academia or any interested party. The complete series of e3Plus courses includes the following titles: Principles and Guidance for Responsible Exploration Social Responsibility in Exploration Environmental Stewardship in Exploration 1 - 2 Health and Safety in Exploration 1 - 4 Students of these courses please note that the first course in the series, Principles and Guidance, must be studied before any of the other courses. Authors Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Duration 12 Hours Access 90 Days Category Safety Level Cross Train Version Date April 3, 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

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