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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 Course – Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 2: Design and Performance Analysis

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online course, Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 2: Design and Performance Analysis by Jack Caldwell. This course is the second in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities. This course deals with cover design and performance analysis: the calculations and analyses that underlie comprehensive cover design which includes: engineering, scientific, and technical design methods to calculate and quantify just how the cover may perform in regards to stability, infiltration, erosion,

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New Online Course – Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online course, Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection by Jack Caldwell. This course is the first in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities deals with the general principles and practice of covers—what their purpose is, what objectives govern their selection and detailing, and what to consider when choosing a cover for your specific facility. In this course, we examine the: objectives of mine closure—the activity

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Updated Online Course – Geotechnical Data Collection for Excavation in Rock

We’ve just launched an exciting update from EduMine Author James Mathis. Geotechnical Data 1 – Rock Fabric and Structures, and its companion course Geotechnical Data 2 – Rock Material Properties, replace and expand upon the original course Geotechnical Data Collection for Excavation in Rock by the same author. Geotechnical Data 1 – Rock Fabric and Structures provides practical guidelines and procedures for collection of relevant geotechnical data by stereonets, cell mapping, core logging, and reduction of data for rock mass classification purposes. Geotechnical Data 2

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Geosynthetics in Mining: New Online Course

We’re very excited to have launched our newest online course, Geosynthetics in Mining. The course provides an introduction to the types of geosynthetics used in mine structures. From there, the course details the ways in which the many different types of geosynthetics can be used to build safe mine structures. The course is written by three engineers with years of industry experience: Jack Caldwell, Colleen Crystal, and Tarik Hadj-Hamou. Geosynthetics in Mining uses case studies drawn from the authors’ combined 75 years of experience to

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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 Webcast: Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining

There’s still time to register for this October’s Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining webcast! Geotechnical inputs are important in all stages of a block cave mine: design, planning, and operations. Designed for engineers involved in the design and operation of block cave mines, this 3-session webcast aims to provide information to enhance the safe and productive operation of mines. The live webcast will be held October 1, 2 & 3, and you can attend from anywhere. For more info or to register, see the

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Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining

There’s still time to get the Early Bird discount for this fall’s Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining webcast! Geotechnical inputs are important in all stages of a block cave mine: design, planning, and operations. Designed for engineers involved in the design and operation of block cave mines, this 3-session webcast aims to provide information to enhance the safe and productive operation of mines. The live webcast will be held October 1, 2 & 3, and you can attend from anywhere. For more info or

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Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining

This October 1-3, we’re pleased to present Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining in webcast format. Geotechnical inputs are important in all stages of a block cave mine: design, planning, and operations. Designed for engineers involved in the design and operation of block cave mines, this 3-session webcast aims to provide information to enhance the safe and productive operation of mines. For more info or to register, see the course page. The early bird deadline is August 30th – don’t be late!

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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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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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