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Simon Houlding was Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc. He founded Edumine in 2000, and was responsible for this InfoMine division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry until 31 October 2017. He is a professional engineer and author.

In Memoriam: Rimas Pakalnis

It is with sadness that we report the recent loss of Dr. Rimas Pakalnis, professor in rock mechanics, mining consultant, and prominent Edumine author. As a professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), he taught rock mechanics to hundreds of students and supervised dozens of Masters and PhD students. He was a champion of empirical methods for rock mechanics mine design, and he put his conviction and skills into practice around the world. As a consultant, he worked for many mining companies and contributed

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In Memoriam: Otto Schumacher

We are sad to announce that Otto Schumacher, Edumine online course author and short course presenter, passed away on September 27, 2018 at age 76 in Spokane, WA, USA. Otto worked as a mining engineer and geologist in underground mine operations for base and precious metals, and exploration projects for uranium and iron. He specialized in mining cost and economic analysis when he joined the U.S. Bureau of Mines as Supervisor, Mining Feasibility Analysis Group, where he was responsible for development of aspects of Bureau

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Tim Shaw – In Memoriam

We are sad to announce that Professor Tim Shaw, EduMine author, passed away on April 21st, at the age of 82. Professor Shaw was Emeritus Professor of Mining Engineering at Imperial College London, having retired in 2001 after being appointed to the Chair in Mining Engineering at the Royal School of Mines in 1980. Prior to that, he held an academic appointment at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He entered the academic environment after a successful career in the South African mining industry where he reached

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Thank You All

Last week was a great week for EduMine and we would like to take a moment to express our appreciation to all that have made our success possible! On May 11th EduMine’s founder and VP, Simon Houlding was awarded the Vale Medal at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM’s) annual conference in Montreal, an honor that is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to the person who has made a meritorious and practical contribution of outstanding importance to the mining

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