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This is a concise course on rock engineering for non-engineers in mining. The course addresses rock engineering issues for personnel of mining companies who are not directly involved in mining: people like managers, metallurgists, field geologists... even accountants, secretaries and lawyers. This course has been given to mining companies and mining operations around the world, primarily so that non-engineering personnel can understand what operations personnel need at the mine site level. The goal is to give non-engineering personnel an appreciation of the volume of rock failures and their implications.   A Rock Engineering Primer for Non-Engineers in Mining consists of 7 viewing sessions of 30 - 60 minutes each with supporting figures, tables and examples, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 3 hours of viewing content. Authors Dr. Rimas Pakalnis   Duration: 3 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Geotechnics Level: Introduce Version Date: August 3, 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

Covers are constructed at mines sites over facilities such as tailings impoundments, heap leach pads, waste rock dumps, sludge ponds, and solid waste disposal units. Generally the cover is constructed as part of the closure and/or reclamation works. A wide range of cover types have been designed and constructed on mine facilities worldwide, from water covers, through soil covers, geosynthetic covers, and waste rock covers. The specifics of the cover are dictated by the: type of waste covered; materials available to construct the cover; environment of the mine; and governing regulations. This course is the first in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities. Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities - 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection deals with the general principles and practice of covers—what their purpose is, what objectives govern their selection and detailing, and what to consider when choosing a cover for your specific facility. In this course, we examine the: objectives of mine closure—the activity that most frequently gives rise to the need for a cover; purpose of the cover, and hence the criteria which govern the design, construction, and ultimately the performance of the cover; and layers or components of a cover—some to limit infiltration, some to resist erosion, and some to support vegetation. The course includes numerous case studies from the author's extensive experience. It also includes descriptions of many types of covers that have been used and that could be used at mines. This course is intended for all who seek to know more about covers for mines and their waste management facilities. There is information in this course for those charged with choosing a cover type, designing and constructing the cover, paying for the cover, and for those regulating and permitting a new cover. There is also information in this course for those who may be evaluating and judging a mine's closure plan, which normally includes one or more covers. Topics in include design analyses, performance assessment, cover construction, and surveillance and maintenance. include design analyses, performance assessment, cover construction, and surveillance and maintenance. Authors Jack Caldwell P.E., MS.(Eng.), LLB Duration 12 hours Access 90 Days Category Geotechnics Level Specialize Version Date October 26, 2016   ​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

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

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