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This is an excerpt of the full course and is intended to give learners a free trial of the content.  For access to the full course, enroll in What is Mining: An Introduction to the Mining Value Chain . In this introductory course, students explore the full breadth and depth of the mining sector. An array of succinct overviews, video clips, and infographics guide students through a typical mining value chain (exploration, mining, processing, transport, closure, and post-closure). Topics such as artisanal and small-scale mining, project financing, and an overview of a variety of commodities are included. Key trends within mining are also explored including insight into new and developing technologies, and true sustainability within mining. Students will leave this course with a solid grasp of mining terminology, processes, and business practices that will help them work in or with professionals in the mining industry. About the Audience This course provides a robust foundation to the key components of the mining industry and introduces the learner to the mining value chain, industry specific terminology and key concepts. This course is for anyone who is interested in the mining sector and would like a broad overview of the mining value chain without the technical details. Examples of those who may be interested include: 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 This is an introductory level course. No specific pre-requisites are recommended. 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

This course provides a non-technical introduction to the use and management of cyanide on a global basis. The course is designed to provide the global picture of cyanide use and how it compares with other chemicals used around the world. Cyanide is used in gold mining operations, however, there is much confusion regarding the real impact of cyanide use in mining. This course attempts to dispel the myths and mysteries surrounding cyanide and provide reliable facts and figures. The course begins with an examination of the production, use, treatment, and transportation of cyanide worldwide, followed by discussions of its technical properties, risks, and management. Subsequent courses in the Cyanide Management in Mining series detail specific technical aspects highlighted in this introductory course. Authors Dr. Terry Mudder   Duration: 4 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Environment Level: Introduce Originally Published: August 17, 2018 Updated:  July 7, 2021         ​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 provides a non-technical introduction to the basic concepts of mineral exploration, ore extraction, mineral processing, and mine waste management, with numerous examples, figures and images of mining. Also included are some key aspects of the economics of a mining and mineral processing operation. An Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing is for anyone who finds themselves working in the mining industry and needs a broad understanding of the industry without the technical details. Examples include geologists, chemists, engineers (except perhaps mining engineers), administrative staff, investors, accountants and suppliers. 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. Scott Dunbar   Duration: 8 Hours Access: 90 Days Category: Mining Level: Introduce Version Date: June 6, 2014 ​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

Who Will Benefit from this Course? This course is intended for those with little knowledge of mining, but a desire to learn enough to make wise and successful investment moves in public stock markets where mining shares are traded. This course is also intended for seasoned mining stock investors who wish to take a fresh look at the basics of investing in mining stocks with a view to polishing up on, and possibly revising, strategies and investment portfolios. The Good News and the Bad News The good news is that many people have made lots of money investing in mines. The bad news is that many have lost money, or had to wait many years for a fair return on invested capital. The basic reason is that mining is a risky business. There are multiple risks involved at all steps along the way through finding an ore body, confirming the extent of resources, permitting a new mining operation, constructing the support facilities, operating the mine, and finally closing it so that it is not a perpetual financial drain on the owning company. There are also related risks from mining scams and investment "bubbles." What this Course Can Do for You In this course, the author does three main things: describe the various phases of mining so that you can understand and evaluate the risk of investing in a mine that is involved in one or more of the phases of mining; discuss technical, social, political, and financial factors that make one mining investment better or worse than another; and present stories that highlight the risks and rewards of investing in mines. The course is arranged so that you, as somebody probably relatively new to mining and investment in mining, can identify and evaluate the risks involved so you can make informed decisions about how and when to invest in a mine or mining company. Authors Jack Caldwell P.E., MS.(Eng.), LLB   Duration 15 Hours Access 90 Days Category Financial Level Introduce Version Date September 12, 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

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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