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Beverlee is a technical writer and provides support for educational events at EduMine. Beverlee has many years of experience as a technical and journalistic writer, working in these fields in both Vancouver and Montreal.

New Online Courses – Ore Minerals 1 and 2

We are pleased to announce the launch of 2 new online courses: Ore Minerals 1 – Native Ores and Sulfides and Ore Minerals 2 – Sulfides and Oxides by Dr. Selina Tribe. These courses replace the original course, Ore Minerals, by the same author. Ore Minerals 1 covers 11 common metal-bearing and industrial minerals that belong to the native ores and yellow-coloured sulfides. The companion courses, Ore Minerals 2, looks at 16 common sulfide and oxide ore minerals of the black, grey, brown and red

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What’s New in Exploration at EduMine Online

EduMine makes significant additions to their online course catalogue in the field of exploration, geology and reserves.

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New Online Course: Ore Minerals

We’re very excited about the launch of Dr. Selina Tribe’s new online course, Ore Minerals. Dr. Tribe’s extensive course covers 27 common ore minerals, addressing mining techniques, economic mine grades, commodity prices, and world-wide reserves and resources for each ore mineral. The course provides learners with knowledge of the physical properties of minerals, tests used to evaluate or describe those properties, and methods for identifying common ore minerals. The course is essential for anyone interested in exploration and geology…

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Online Certification for e3Plus: Guidelines for Exploration

The PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) developed e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration in order to help exploration companies continuously improve their social, environmental and health and safety performances and to comprehensively integrate these three aspects into their exploration programs…

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New Online Course: Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining

Sound decision-making is essential for success in business, and a sound grasp of ethics is vital to sound business decision-making. Michael Gannon’s new online course, Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining, covers ethics as it applies to decision making in the mineral exploration and mining industries. Learners who complete the course will be equipped to critically assess decisions in terms of their ethical components and to extract practical ethical lessons from real-life cases. To learn more or to register for certification, have a look at

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New Spanish Translation: e3Plus: Responsabilidad social en exploración

EduMine is pleased to announce the launch of e3Plus: Responsabilidad social en exploración, a Spanish translation of PDAC’s online course, e3Plus – Social Responsibility in Exploration. This course will enable Spanish learners to appreciate the social risks that apply to mineral exploration projects and to understand the principles of governance, due diligence, community engagement, community development, ethical conduct, responsibilities and human rights in the context of mineral exploration projects. The goal of the course, and the other courses in the e3Plus series, is to help

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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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New Online Course: Mining Explained

EduMine is pleased to announce the launch of a new online course developed from the 11th edition of Mining Explained by the Northern Miner. This respected reference on exploration, mining and metallurgy, and investing explains in layperson’s terms how minerals are discovered, extracted, refined and marketed. The comprehensive Mining Explained online course covers basic geology, prospecting, sampling and drilling, mining methods, metals markets, investing in mining, and much more! For more information, visit the course introduction page.

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Health and Safety in Exploration 4: Site and Camp Safety

EduMine is pleased to announce the launch of e3Plus – Health and Safety in Exploration 4: Site and Camp Safety. This course covers the practical health and safety considerations for camp setup and management; health and communications; drilling sites; exploration sites, trenches and access Routes; and abandoned and old sites. This course is the fourth and final in a series of EduMine online courses on Health and Safety in Exploration, which is part of PDAC’s e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration. For more information,

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New Online Course Translation to Spanish: e3Plus – Principles and Guidance for Responsible Exploration

We are very pleased to announce the translation of e3Plus – Principles and Guidance for Responsible Exploration into Spanish! e3Plus: Principios y guías is the first in a series of courses developed from e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration, 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. Learners who register

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