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Beverlee is Edumine's Principal Technical Writer. 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.

Updated Online Course: 360° Mining

We’ve recently launched author updates for the online course 360° Mining. This course will teach you what is current, topical, and important in today’s mining scene. In short, you will quickly achieve street smarts in mining! The course addresses the key players and the relationships in mining between commodities, mines, companies, people, finance, suppliers, education, regulations, risks, and more. Several links to additional sources of information are included in the course. We hope you will find 360° Mining so useful that it will become your

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Recent Tailings Failure at Samarco a Reminder of the Need for Proper Training

Tailings are a necessary component of mine waste. The safe design, operation and management of tailings facilities are key responsibilities of any modern mining operation. Following on the Mount Polley failure in British Columbia, Canada, in 2014, the recent tailings facility failure at the iron ore mine at Samarco in Brazil (MINING.com, 05 Nov), and the consequent loss of life, is yet another reminder of the need for proper training in all aspects of design, operation and management of tailings facilities. The upcoming EduMine course

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