Author Archives: Joanna Gaskell

Joanna Gaskell is the Manager of Educational Media for EduMine, who coordinates online course development and production. She has a background in environmental consulting, communications, and multimedia.

A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming Up for EduMine Online

It’s time for another quick look ahead at what you can expect over the next few months from EduMine! The second course of our Groundwater Modelling for Mining course set is expected very soon. This new course will cover numerical modelling, including calibration, verification and predictions based on numerical models. It will also explore model uncertainty, and provide an exhaustive case study that will take you through the steps of numerical modelling. Another course we expect to launch within the next few weeks is a

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Exploration, Geology and Reserves

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Exploration, Geology and Reserves Exploration involves a wide range of skills from mineral identification, to geostatistics, to quality control and sampling. If you’re involved in the exploration community, or just interested in how mineral reserves are discovered and developed into mining projects, EduMine has online courses for you. EduMine has over 15 online courses addressing topics in exploration, geology and reserves. Each course is self-paced, low-bandwidth, and approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

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A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming Up for EduMine Online

It’s time for another quick look ahead at what you can expect over the next few months from EduMine! We have a very exciting new online course launching soon on the identification of ore minerals from professional geologist and consultant Selina Tribe. This course will be packed full of pictures and figures to help with identification of everything from sulphides to oxides to native metals, and will feature extensive reviews so you can thoroughly test your knowledge. Dr. Tribe is also the author of our

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Open Pit Design

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design Slope design is one of the major challenges at every stage of planning and operation of an open pit mine. It requires specialised knowledge of geology and material properties, and an understanding of the practical aspects of design implementation. EduMine’s suite of courses on open pit slope design was developed from the book Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design, edited by John Read and Peter Stacey, and published by CSIRO in Australia.

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings from EduMine and e3Plus

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: e3Plus – A Framework for Responsible Exploration e3Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration is 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. EduMine has adapted the e3Plus online toolkits on environmental stewardship, social responsibility and health and safety into eight comprehensive courses. Each course

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A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming Up for EduMine Online

EduMine currently has over 180 courses in five languages in our online course library. We are constantly developing new ones to fill gaps in our repertoire, and updating older courses to keep them current with modern ideas and technologies. One very exciting project that we expect to be launching soon is a new course on heap leach design by sustainable development expert Dr. Dirk Van Zyl and geotechnical engineer and consultant Terry Mandziak. This course will be a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of heap

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Mining Methods and Planning

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Mining Methods and Mine Planning No matter what kind of mine, there are complex, specific skills, equipment and processes required during planning and operation. Whether you’re working with an open pit, a block caving operation, a site with heap leaching, or a mine with complex ventilation systems, we have courses that will help you improve and develop your skill set. EduMine has more than 30 online courses addressing topics in mining methods and mine planning. Each course is

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Management and Financial Topics

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Management, Risk and Financial Topics Are you a mine site supervisor or a mining economist? Perhaps you’re involved in risk assessment, or maybe you’re an independent investor interested in minerals markets? Whether you’re experienced or just starting out, we have online courses for you. EduMine has more than 20 online courses addressing topics in management, risk and financial topics for the mining industry. Each course is self-paced, low-bandwidth, and approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Health and Safety

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Health, Safety and Human Resources Are you a health & safety officer or a human resources professional on a mine site, or in a mining company? Perhaps you want to top up your safety skills and awareness, whatever your position? Safety at a mine is everyone’s responsibility – and we can help! EduMine has more than 15 online courses addressing topics in health, safety and human resources for the mining industry. Each course is self-paced, low-bandwidth, and approved

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology Are you a geotechnical or a rock engineer? Perhaps you work with mine or tailings facility design, or you have a keen interest in stereography? EduMine has more than 30 online courses addressing topics in geotechnics, rock mechanics and hydrology. Each course is self-paced, low-bandwidth, and approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to meet your professional development needs. We are pleased to present our new and newly updated

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