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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.

Revised Online Course – The Mill Operating Resource – 2: Mineral Recovery

We’ve recently launched updates for the online course, The Mill Operating Resource – 2: Mineral Recovery, by Ron Magill! This course is the second in a set of two courses on Mill Operating. It is a resource for people who need to understand and operate the equipment used in mineral processing. The second course covers classifiers, pumps, flotation methods, leaching and other methods, thickeners, filters, driers, evolving technology, and mill safety. The companion course, The Mill Operating Resource – 1: Ore Preparation covers feeders, conveyors,

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Better Instrumentation Requires Better Skills in Mineral Processing

A recent article in CIM Magazine (October 2015) titled “A Measure of Control” describes how better instrumentation and a drive for efficiency are making big changes to the way mineral processing plants are run. When commodity prices were strong and rising, mining companies could afford minor inefficiencies in their plants. That is rarely the case in these days of lower-grade deposits, lower metal prices and economic pressure from every direction. There has been significant progress in automated instruments recently. These measure crucial parameters in the

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Updated Online Course – The Mill Operating Resource – 1: Ore Preparation

We’ve just launched author updates for Ron Magill’s online course, The Mill Operating Resource – 1: Ore Preparation. This course is the first of two courses that serve as an essential resource for people who need to understand and operate the equipment used in mineral processing. For more info see the course page.

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New Spanish Online Course: Molienda 3 – Circuitos

We’ve just launched a new online course in Spanish, Molienda 3 – Circuitos (Grinding 3 – Circuits). This course is the third and final installation of Metso Process Technology‘s popular courses on grinding engineering. This series of courses is the new iteration of Metso’s Computer-Based Training (CBT), an industry standard for mineral processing. The suite of courses teaches the principles that help operators make safer, faster and better decisions at the mill. With this last installment, Spanish learners now have access to all three courses

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Mining 101 Live Webcast

Dr. Scott Dunbar’s webcast introduction to mining and mineral processing, Mining 101 has been scheduled for August! The course is designed for people who are new to the mining industry and for those who seek a broad understanding of mining processes: how mines are found and built, how the ore is extracted and processed, how the waste is disposed, how mineral products are marketed, and where mining is headed. This is EduMine’s most popular webcast, and has been taken by everyone from administrative staff and

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Introduction to Crushing, Grinding and Flotation

Marc Grondin’s upcoming short course Understanding the Basic Mineral Processing Flowsheet is designed to provide those new to the topic with an overall understanding of a typical copper/gold mineral processing circuit. This includes the basic concepts and principles, and an explanation of the operation of the major components likely to be used in such a process, from crushing and grinding to concentration by flotation. This 2-day short course will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada on June 19 & 20, 2014. For more info or

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Metso Signs Training Agreement with EduMine

The following is a press release from EduMine that may be of interest to readers of the blog who are involved in mineral processing. “Brian Knapp of Metso Minerals (Canada) Inc. and Simon Houlding of EduMine (the Professional Development Division of InfoMine Inc.) have signed an agreement under which EduMine will present their unique, award-winning, computer-based training (CBT) as online courses for the global mining industry…

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Updated Online Course: Gyratory Crushing

We’ve just updated Gyratory Crushing – Fundamentals, Unit Operations and Circuits. This course, from Metso Process Technology, is designed to enhance the skills of process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students so that they can better meet the changing demands of mineral processing. This course will provide learners with a broad base in gyratory crushing, including and understanding of the physical principles of gyratory crushing, maintenance and trouble-shooting of equipment, operation and control of a crushing circuit, and effective safety procedures. To view the

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Revised Online Processing Courses: Grinding 1, 2, and 3

Last week, we updated our suite of flotation courses; this week, we’ve completed our updates to our suite of three grinding courses—Grinding 1 – Fundamentals, Grinding 2 – Unit Operations, and Grinding 3 – Circuits. These three courses are also authored by Metso Process Technology and are also aimed at helping process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students to improve their processing skills. Grinding 1 – Fundamentals will prepare learners to explain the principles and dynamics of the grinding process and to discuss effective

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Understanding the Basic Mineral Processing Flowsheet

The early bird deadline for Marc Grondin’s short course, Understanding the Basic Mineral Processing Flowsheet is fast approaching! This course is designed for anyone working at a mineral processing site who wishes to better understand the environment in which they work. The course will provide attendees who are new to the topic with an overall understanding of a typical copper/gold mineral processing circuit, including basic concepts and principles, and an explanation of the operation of the major components likely to be used in such a

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