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Edumine Fundamentals: Intro to Modern Mining Our new selection of Edumine Fundamentals courses are specifically designed for those new to mining or looking to brush up on their basics. The Intro to Modern Mining learning path provides learners with a foundational knowledge of the mining industry that covers all the key concepts required, without the need for a technical or engineering background. From key terminology, to who’s who, and the basics of ESG, this learning path covers all the essentials needed for an understanding of the modern mining landscape. This learning path is ideal for geologists, chemists, engineers, government officials, regulators, data scientists, policy setters, non-governmental organizations, procurement specialists, academics, finance professionals, sustainability experts, lawyers, and administrative staff. What is Mining – An Introduction to the Mining Value Chain Gain a broad overview of the mining sector with insights into the mining value chain and how the industry operates, without the prior need for detailed technical knowledge. Build a robust foundation of mining knowledge through industry specific terminology and key concepts, ideal for anyone just getting started in the mining industry. 7 modules | 4 Hours | Authored by Dr. Sarah Gordon & Dr. Rose Clarke 360 Introduction to the Mining Industry Learn about the key players in the mining sector, including equipment and service suppliers, government organizations and regulators, and administrative and support staff. Newly updated for 2022, this course is vital for anyone who needs to interface with mining industry, 8 Modules | 10 Hours | Authored by Julian Houlding & Simon Houlding, MSc P. Eng. Introduction to ESG A modern understanding of the mining sector wouldn’t be complete without a working knowledge of Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) practices. This course includes a brief history of sustainability, the circular economy, the global factors driving demand, as well as the risks and opportunities of ESG in the mining industry. 6 Modules | 3 Hours | Authored by Dr. Sarah Gordon & Dr. Rose Clarke Save Time and Money with Edumine Fundamentals This learning path contains everything you need to get started in the mining industry, all in one convenient package that saves you money. Buy the Bundle and Save $200 Intro to Modern Mining: $599 USD 180 Day Access   Read More

About the Course   The battery metals industry is at the forefront of our shift from a fuel-intensive to a materials-intensive energy system. This course will help you better understand one of the key aspects of this energy transition.   The shift to fully electric vehicles using lithium-ion battery technology is well underway and the rate of production of electric vehicles is set to accelerate. New lithium-ion battery factories are being built and more planned to meet this demand. Battery component supply pipelines will struggle to keep up with such a sharp rise in demand.   This introductory course provides  an overview of the Battery Metals industry. The content includes a brief history of battery technology, the factors that are driving and influencing the market, the supply chain, and future predictions.   Learners explore battery metals with a holistic approach. You will gain insight into the complex business, political, social, and environmental factors influencing and driving the industry.  Discover these considerations through an ethical standpoint as well as a business and financial perspective.  This course consists of 12 modules of 15 - 30 minutes each with supporting resources and knowledge checks. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 4 hours.  About the Audience  This course explores concepts that will be useful for those entering the battery metals industry and is suitable for beginner to intermediate levels.     Examples of those who may be interested include: investors, geologists, chemists, engineers, government officials, regulators, data scientists, policy setters, non-governmental organizations, procurement specialists, academics, finance professionals, sustainability experts, lawyers, and administrative staff.   Recommended Background  We recommend “What is Mining” to give learners a baseline understanding of the mining industry, terminology and the value chain.  Author     Alison Saxby has 35 years’ experience of consultancy and market coverage of critical metals and minerals. Previously at Roskill, latterly as Managing Director, she drove the direction of the company research and products with critical minerals, and sustainability at the forefront of the company's research. Recently she has formed Buchanan Saxby Associates is an independent consultancy company focused on critical and strategic minerals. Alison has a B.Eng (Hons) in Minerals Engineering and is a Professional Member of the IOM3.  Duration:  4 Hours  Access:  90 Days  Category:   Mining  Level:  Introductory  Publish Date:  January 2023  Delivery Format:  On-Demand  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 introductory course gives the learner a foundational understanding of Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) practices. The content includes a brief history of sustainability, the circular economy, the global factors driving demand as well as the risks and opportunities of ESG in the mining industry. Learners explore ESG practices with a holistic approach to gain insight into the complex relationships that develop between these considerations and how they interact with environmental goals, social strategies and geopolitical relationships. Discover these considerations through an ethical standpoint as well as a business and financial perspective. This course consists of 6 viewing sessions of 15 - 30 minutes each with supporting resources and knowledge checks. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 3 hours. About the Audience This course explores concepts that will be useful for those seeking an introductory understanding of ESG and is suitable for beginner to intermediate levels. Examples of those who may be interested include: investors, geologists, chemists, engineers, government officials, regulators, data scientists, policy setters, non-governmental organizations, procurement specialists, academics, finance professionals, sustainability experts, lawyers, and administrative staff. Recommended Background While this is an introductory course, we recommend “What is Mining” to give learners a baseline understanding of the mining industry, terminology and the value chain. Authors Duration: 3 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining, Environment Level: Introduce Publish Date: May 13 2022 Delivery Format: On-Demand 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 course is for those who seek to understand why block caving is becoming the mining method of choice for large, disseminated copper deposits at greater depths. This is partly because we are running out of such deposits nearer the surface; partly because it offers economies of scale unachievable with other methods; and also partly because it presents opportunities to maximize metal recovery. The method has been in use for many years and, though conceptually simple, is perhaps the most technically challenging of all underground methods. The amount of metal recovered is a function of a complex set of inter-relationships between geology, rock properties, stress, cave propagation, fragmentation, layouts, draw strategy, draw compliance and time. Modern caving operations are scheduled to produce at substantially higher tonnage rates from deeper ore bodies located in more competent ground than has been the case in the past. These are large, capital intensive operations that must be justified by a good understanding of the relationship between the major value drivers: orebody knowledge, design, schedule, and performance. This understanding must in turn be based on quality measurements of orebody data such as geology, grade, rock properties and stress, and key performance data such as cave back propagation, fragmentation size, material movement in the draw column, draw control and drawpoint availability. This course introduces the student to the concepts and principles of block caving. Authors Allan Moss   Duration: 8 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Cross Train Version Date: May 15, 2012 Review Date:  June 06, 2022 ​ 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 course is for anyone who needs to interface with the mining industry: suppliers of equipment and services, government and regulators, administrative and support staff. In short, anyone who needs answers to questions like the following. Do you know who Robert Friedland is? Or Ivan Glasenberg? Do you know what Escondida is? Or where it is? Or Oyu Tolgoi? Or Grasberg? What is NI43-101? … The Equator Principles? … Copiapo? … Bre-X? … PDAC? What percentage of GDP in Australia is accounted for by mining and mineral processing? If you complete this course, you will. You won't learn everything about the technical aspects of mining, but you will learn what is current, topical and important in today's mining scene. In short, you will get a comprehensive overview of the mining industry. And you will get links to sources of information where you can find everything else. We hope that you will find the course so useful that it becomes your gateway for information on any mining topic. The 2022 version of the course has been extensively updated and improved: charts and figures have been brought up to date and improved; many images have been replaced and some have been added; all online links have been verified and/or updated as necessary; mining people, companies and salaries have been brought up to date; and a new commodities section has been added for Lithium. Authors Julian Houlding (Co-Author) Simon W. Houlding MSc P.Eng (Co-Author)   Duration: 10 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Introduce Version Date: April 2022             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

About the Course In this introductory course, students explore the science behind the processes used in today's mineral processing industry. The concepts of reaction kinetics are introduced and applied to the chemistry and physics in mineral processing operations. With ever more difficult ores to process, we bring a new approach to mineral processing by focusing on understanding the consistency of science at the molecular level. This course explores the improved use of old techniques and development of new ones will advance the industry into the 21st century.​ Students will leave this course with a solid grasp of reaction kinetics concepts such as surface charge, reaction selectivity, application characteristics of soluble and insoluble reagents, equilibrium, chemical dispersion characteristics, and practices that will help them troubleshoot and improve mineral processing operations and increase plant efficiency. About the Audience This course is for individuals interested in the science behind mineral processing operations. Examples of those who may be interested include: mineral processors, metallurgists, mineral processing researchers, engineers, and plant managers. Recommended Background This is an introductory level course. We recommend a university level of chemistry taught to engineers and an understanding of engineering mathematics. For an introduction to the mining industry and terminology, we recommend “What is Mining” Authors Bret Cousins, M.Sc., P.Eng. Course Details Duration: 2 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Introduce Version Date: January 1 2022 Delivery Format: On-Demand 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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