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Joanna Gaskell is the Manager of Educational Media for EduMine, who coordinates online course development and production. She has a background in environmental consulting, communications, and multimedia.

Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) to Aid Resource Development in the Developing World

The University of British Columbia (UBC), in a coalition with Simon Fraser University and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (EPDM) have established the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). From UBC’s website: “The Institute’s mandate is to act as a worldwide centre for expertise in the extractive industry sector, relating to developing countries needs in this arena. The institute will be a resource of best practice for: improving and strengthening resource-extraction governance; increasing capacity building in policy, legislation, regulatory development and implementation; and educating skilled

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New Online Course: Gold Exploration in Tropical Landscapes

We’ve just launched Gold Exploration in Tropical Landscapes by Danae Voormeij; a grassroots-exploration geologist’s guide to gold exploration in the tropics. This is an informative, technical and applied geoscience online course, which presents trends and important recent discoveries, laterite development and gold dispersion patterns, as well as effective field techniques and cultural etiquette for operating a mineral exploration program in tropical locations. To learn more or to register for certification, have a look at the course landing page for Gold Exploration in Tropical Landscapes.

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A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming Up for EduMine Online

It’s time for another quick look ahead at what you can expect over the next few months from EduMine! We have a very exciting new online course launching soon from Michael Gannon entitled Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining! This course explores ethical concerns in the mineral exploration and mining indutries, and the consequences of poor ethical decisions on business, industry and reputation. It will cover topics like ethical viewpoints, morals, ecological ethics, decision-making and more. Another imminent addition to our online course library is

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Upcoming Webcast: Small Gold Mining Is (Can Be) Beautiful

Dr. Marcello Veiga’s upcoming webcast, Small Gold Mining Is (Can Be) Beautiful explores and integrates the technical, environmental, social, and political aspects of artisanal and small-scale gold mining, creating a holistic view for policy makers and entrepreneurs. The course will cover the bad and good aspects of artisanal and small-scale gold mining and will stress the techniques that can be used to transform an artisanal processing plant into an organized and clean small operation. This three-session webcast will take place 25 – 27 February 2013,

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Upcoming Short Course: Precious Metals Ore Processing

Join us in the new year for Professor Bern Klein’s popular short course, Precious Metals Ore Processing. This course is for anyone concerned with the mineralogy and processing of ores from precious metals. Professor Klein will provide in depth coverage of many topics connected to precious metals, including the nature of precious metal ores, process flow sheets, sampling and analyses, process development, gravity concentration, flotation of precious metals, leaching processes, gold recovery, oxidative pretreatment, cyanidation and its impact on the environment. This two-day course will

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Upcoming Short Course: Precious Metals Ore Processing

We’re very pleased to announce the return of Professor Bern Klein’s popular short course, Precious Metals Ore Processing. This course is for anyone concerned with the mineralogy and processing of ores from precious metals. Professor Klein will provide in depth coverage of many topics connected to precious metals, from the nature of precious metal ores, through process flow sheets, sampling and analyses, process development, gravity concentration, flotation of precious metals, leaching processes, gold recovery, oxidative pretreatment, cyanidation and its impact on the environment. This two-day

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