Author Archives: Steven Hahn

Steven Hahn grew up on the Prairies and moved to Vancouver to pursue an MA in English. He is a Technical Writer and provides support for educational events at EduMine.

Quality Control of Geochemical and Assay Samples: Updated Online Course

We’ve just launched comprehensive updates to Quality Control of Geochemical and Assay Samples, written by Dr. Alastair Sinclair and Asger Bentzen. This practical course is concerned with the principles, procedures and tools for quality control of geochemical and assay samples on a mineral project. It addresses a variety of procedures designed to fulfill the requirements of NI43-101 to define and monitor the quality of geochemical and assay values that are the basis of deposit evaluation. Quality Control of Geochemical and Assay Samples is aimed at

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New Online Course: Strategic Social Management

Even the smallest group of pre-exploration geologists walking through a community can set off gossip and speculation about potential future economic, political, environmental, social and cultural transformations in a community; construction and operations typically lead to significant long-term change. A strategic social management system can help a company think about its relationship with communities, the extent of the risks posed to their construction or operations, and can help a company to assess and manage the social issues, strategies and benefits that are important to the

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Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015

InfoMine is excited to announce that they are organizing the Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015 conference, in partnership with MWH, which will take place April 12 to 15, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Early bird registration is open until March 9. Be sure to secure your spot now at the discounted early bird rate. Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments 2015 is the second in an innovative new conference series that examines a wide range of issues associated with mine water management in extremely

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Bachelor of Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering: BCIT’s New Degree

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has just announced that it will offer Canada’s first joint bachelor’s degree in mining engineering and exploration: the Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering. This new degree will allow students to earn a degree that is applicable to virtually the entire mining chain: from exploration through to closure and remediation. See BCIT’s announcement for more details about the program. “Starting this Fall, BCIT will offer a new Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering.

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Updated Online Course: Acid Rock Drainage Prediction

Last month, we launched an extensive update to a very popular course, Acid Rock Drainage Prediction. The course provides an introduction for students, technicians, and practicing geochemists, geoscientists and other professionals who desire a solid grounding on acid rock drainage prediction. This expansion adds 6 new sessions that cover costs and liabilities, geophysics, clay Mineralogy and Geochemistry and new case studies. The new material also significantly adds to the sections on Mineralogical and Geochemical Interpretation and Laboratory Tests and Interpretation. Take a look at the

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Updated Online Course: Underground Mining Methods and Equipment

We’ve just updated one of our most popular courses, Underground Mining Methods and Equipment. The course is one of EduMine’s earliest courses, and this updated version includes advances in underground mining methods, changes to equipment, and costing figures. Underground Mining Methods and Equipment provides a comprehensive introduction and reference for students, engineers and other mining professionals who require a solid grounding in selection, design and development of mining methods and equipment. It is a great starting point for anyone looking to begin a career underground.

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New Spanish Online Course: Molienda 3 – Circuitos

We’ve just launched a new online course in Spanish, Molienda 3 – Circuitos (Grinding 3 – Circuits). This course is the third and final installation of Metso Process Technology‘s popular courses on grinding engineering. This series of courses is the new iteration of Metso’s Computer-Based Training (CBT), an industry standard for mineral processing. The suite of courses teaches the principles that help operators make safer, faster and better decisions at the mill. With this last installment, Spanish learners now have access to all three courses

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What’s New in Environmental and Social Issues in Mining at EduMine Online

It has been a busy season for the courses in our Environmental and Social Issues in Mining application. Over the past few months, we’ve launched two new courses (one in English and one in Spanish) as well as sweeping updates to a popular online course, Establishing a Social License to Operate in Mining. We’re also hard at work on updates to the course Acid Rock Drainage Prediction as well as the development of a new course, Strategic Social Management. Watch for announcements about those courses

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Geosynthetics in Mining: New Online Course

We’re very excited to have launched our newest online course, Geosynthetics in Mining. The course provides an introduction to the types of geosynthetics used in mine structures. From there, the course details the ways in which the many different types of geosynthetics can be used to build safe mine structures. The course is written by three engineers with years of industry experience: Jack Caldwell, Colleen Crystal, and Tarik Hadj-Hamou. Geosynthetics in Mining uses case studies drawn from the authors’ combined 75 years of experience to

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What’s New in Management, Risk, and Finance at EduMine Online

There have been quite a few additions this past year to our courses on mine management, risk and mining finance. In the past year, we’ve launched 5 new courses (4 in English and 1 in Spanish) and revised 1 current course. Take a look below to see the new additions! At the start of a mining project, there are of a lot of unknown variables. Even When the mining project is in operation, there is no crystal ball to tell exactly when the mining project

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