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Simon Houlding was Vice-President of Professional Development for InfoMine Inc. He founded Edumine in 2000, and was responsible for this InfoMine division which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry until 31 October 2017. He is a professional engineer and author.

Tailings Facility Assessment Should be Included in an NI43-101 Report

A recent posting on this blog examined the role of the NI43-101 report in providing information about a mine to prospective investors. As recent failures of tailings facilities have proved, failure of the tailings facility may significantly affect the share value of a mine or its mining company. The share value of BHP may have been reduced by as much as five billion dollars as a result of the Samarco failure. Thus it is reasonable to ask: should an NI43-101 report contain information about a

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Advanced Courses for the NI43-101 Qualified Person

NI43-101 is a securities law governing how issuers on a stock exchange disclose scientific and technical information about their mineral properties to the public. A 43-101 report must be prepared and signed by a “Qualified Person” (see Mineral Project Reporting Under NI 43-101) who: is an engineer or geoscientist with a university degree, or equivalent accreditation, in an area of geoscience or engineering, relating to mineral exploration or mining; has at least five years of experience in mineral exploration, mine development or operation, or mineral

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NI43-101 Reporting Issues and the Need for Professional Development

There is increasing demand in the mining industry for raising the standard of NI43-101 reporting for mining projects. This is well-illustrated by the article “When is a Mineral Resource not a Resource” by Rod Webster (AMC Consultants), published in the October 2015 issue of CIM Magazine. Following this, “CIM Definitions, Standards, Best Practices and NI43-101″ by Garth Kirkham (President, Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) and Chair, CIM Best Practices Committee) was presented as a CIM Management and Economics Society Lecture in November 2015 in Vancouver.

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Online Course Revised: Mineral Project Reporting Under NI 43-101 (a CIM Course)

We’ve updated links and content in the online course Mineral Project Reporting Under NI 43-101 (a CIM Course)! This is a course for professional engineers and geoscientists concerned with mineral project reporting for an issuer on a Canadian stock exchange. It is also a reference source of mineral project reporting standards for property owners, securities analysts and regulators. Visit the course page for Mineral Project Reporting Under NI 43-101 (a CIM Course), and learn more!

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EduMine’s Upcoming Courses – March 2014

EduMine has responded to inquiries for short course offerings in Toronto with a new series of short courses this March/April. We’ve brought back two of last year’s most popular and well-received topics, and added three more. These presenters have been working with EduMine for years, get excellent attendee feedback and, most importantly, they enjoy teaching what they are best at. Don’t miss out-register now to meet these experts in person! Get an introduction and/or update on current topics including the latest industry developments. Keep up

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Tools for the (NI43-101) Qualified Person

Coming up 31 March – 1 April 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Alastair Sinclair’s Quality Control of Assays. This course will demonstrate how the Qualified Person can meet the assay quality requirements of NI43-101. This course will be of great value to geologists, mining engineers, surveyors, geostatisticians and any other professionals dealing with the estimation of resources/reserves in a mining context.

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Resource/Reserve Estimation Courses in Toronto, Ontario

Collecting and interpreting assay data is at the heart of resource/reserve estimation. We’re excited to offer two practical courses by Dr. Alastair Sinclair in Toronto this spring that address the fundamentals of the quality control of assays and resource/reserve estimation. These courses qualify as Professional Development Hours and credit towards a Certificate in Mining Studies from the University of British Columbia or the University of Arizona. Here’s the schedule: Quality Control of Assays, 31 March – 1 April 2014, and Mineral Resource Estimation, 2 –

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Quality Control of Assays in Toronto, Canada

Coming up this September 23-24 in Toronto: Alastair Sinclair’s Quality Control of Assays. This course will demonstrate how the Qualified Person can meet the assay quality requirements of NI43-101. Topics to be discussed include: duplicate data collection, use of standards and blanks, simple statistics in the evaluation of standards, recognition of outliers, binary graphs as an interpretive aid to evaluating duplicate data, and displaying and analyzing data. This course will be of great value to geologists, mining engineers, surveyors, geostatisticians and any other professionals dealing

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Quality Control of Assays in Toronto, Canada

Coming up this September 23-24 in Toronto: Alastair Sinclair’s Quality Control of Assays. This course will demonstrate how the Qualified Person can meet the assay quality requirements of NI43-101. Topics to be discussed include: duplicate data collection, use of standards and blanks, simple statistics in the evaluation of standards, recognition of outliers, binary graphs as an interpretive aid to evaluating duplicate data, and displaying and analyzing data. This course will be of great value to geologists, mining engineers, surveyors, geostatisticians and any other professionals dealing

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