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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.

Early Bird Deadline Approaching: Open Pit Slope Design

This June we’ll be holding our Open Pit Slope Design short course, presented by Felipe Capdeville-Perez, Matthew King. The course begins with the fundamentals of slope design and then progresses from field data collection and QA/QC techniques through to the development of the individual component models that are used to define the geotechnical model…

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Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design

Dr. Doug Milne’s popular short course Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design has been scheduled for June 2014! This course will prepare mine staff to effectively gather geotechnical data, either from rock cuts, drifts, or core, and process the information for rock mass classification and rock mechanics design calculations…

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Upcoming Short Course: Open Pit Slope Design

This June we’ll be holding our Open Pit Slope Design short course, presented by Felipe Capdeville-Perez, Matthew King. The course begins with the fundamentals of slope design and then progresses from field data collection and QA/QC techniques through to the development of the individual component models that are used to define the geotechnical model…

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Still One Week to Register for Open Pit Slope Design

The slopes of an open pit mine greatly influence the production at the mine, and they are critical for the safety of mine personnel. Safety and stability depend on careful engineering. Peter F. Stacey’s popular course, Open Pit Slope Design and Implementation, presents an overview of the design and management of open pit slopes: methods of data collection; design procedures for bench configurations, inter-ramp slopes and overall slopes, including the analytical procedures commonly in use; implementation of designs; and the risks associated with pit slope

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Rock Mechanics Course in Vancouver

There are still seats available for Dr. Doug Milne’s popular short course Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design. Dr. Milne’s course will prepare mine staff to effectively gather geotechnical data, either from rock cuts, drifts, or core, and process the information for rock mass classification and rock mechanics design calculations. The course will explore effective mapping techniques to obtain data that can be used as input for any of the established rock classification systems. Attendees will participate in hands-on half-day underground mapping and rock classification

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Open Pit Slope Design

This May, as part of our series of short courses in Lima, Peru, we are pleased to offer Open Pit Slope Design. This course presents an overview of the process for the design and management of slopes in open pit mines. The course covers the information required to support a slope design; methods of data collection; and design procedures for bench configurations, inter-ramp slopes, and overall slopes. The implementation of the designs will be discussed in terms of both the operating procedures for mining and

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New Online Course: Introduction to Groundwater Modeling for Mines and Mining

EduMine is pleased to announce the launch of a new online course from Jack Caldwell and Bernard Brixel, Introduction to Groundwater Modeling for Mines and Mining. This course illustrates the basic principles of groundwater modeling; how to select and formulate a groundwater model to simulate real mining conditions; and how to evaluate the results of groundwater modeling in the context of real mining conditions. For more information, visit the course introduction page.

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Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design

Dr. Doug Milne’s upcoming short course Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design will prepare mine staff to effectively gather geotechnical data, either from rock cuts, drifts or core, and process the information for rock mass classification and rock mechanics design calculations. The course will explore effective mapping techniques to obtain data that can be used as input for any of the established rock classification systems. Attendees will participate in hands-on half-day underground mapping and rock classification tour at Britannia Mine, and a half-day surface mapping

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Upcoming Short Course: Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design

The majority of rock falls in mine operations are structurally controlled. Design is largely controlled by existing structure. It is critical that site characterization be performed so as to identify the structural factors that would affect rock slope angles, drill and blast design, support requirements, resultant dilution and span design, etc. A good understanding of rock mass structure forms the basis of rock mass classification which is used in the majority of rock mechanics design methods. The purpose of this course is to provide mine

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New Online Course: Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design 4 – Operation

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Open Pit Slope Design 4 – Operation! This course is the last in a series of four courses on open pit slope design published by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) . The Operation course will prepare participants to discuss procedures for validation of the geotechnical model; to discuss the objectives of slope monitoring and the methods available, including groundwater monitoring; and to appreciate the need for hazard and risk management. For more information,

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