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Beverlee is a Senior Technical Writer at EduMine. She has experience writing and editing technical content for the software and mining industries. She also has an interest in user interface design and user experience.

Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls

We have recently revised our online course, Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls, by Dr. Frances Solomon. Dr. Solomon has more than 25 years of professional experience in environmental agencies, addressing the biological impacts of toxic water pollutants, pollution prevention and control, and protection and restoration of salmon habitat. Her course presents the principles of ecology with respect to aquatic ecosystems, and how metals from all stages in the life of a mine are discharged to these ecosystems. The course also examines the properties

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Andy Robertson in Mining Hall of Fame

On Monday night, 16th February 2015 the International Mining magazine inducted new members into the Mining Hall of Fame. We congratulate InfoMine CEO, EduMine Review Board Executive Chairman and online course author Dr. Andy Robertson!

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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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Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls

Collaboration between engineers and scientists with respect to prospecting, design, development, permitting, operation, and closure of mines is key to reducing environmental impact and ensuring the future of a vital and profitable metal extraction industry. Dr. Frances Solomon’s engaging and timely short course, Metal Mining Discharges – Impacts and Controls, aims to encourage environmentally-sensitive mining practice by educating mining engineers and environmental professionals about the impacts of metals on fish, other aquatic species, and human health. This 2-day short course will be held in Vancouver,

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Upcoming Webcast: Small Gold Mining Is (Can Be) Beautiful

Dr. Marcello Veiga’s upcoming webcast, Small Gold Mining Is (Can Be) Beautiful explores and integrates the technical, environmental, social, and political aspects of artisanal and small-scale gold mining, creating a holistic view for policy makers and entrepreneurs. The course will cover the bad and good aspects of artisanal and small-scale gold mining and will stress the techniques that can be used to transform an artisanal processing plant into an organized and clean small operation. This three-session webcast will take place 25 – 27 February 2013,

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Upcoming Webcast: Small Mining Is (Can Be) Beautiful

Dr. Marcello Veiga’s upcoming webcast, Small Mining Is (Can Be) Beautiful explores and integrates the technical, environmental, social, and political aspects of artisanal and small-scale mining, creating a holistic view for policy makers and entrepreneurs. The course will cover the bad and good aspects of artisanal and small-scale gold mining and will stress the techniques that can be used to transform an artisanal processing plant into an organized and clean small operation. This three-session webcast will take place 31 October, 1, 2, November 2012, and

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