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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.

Updated Online Course – Groundwater in Mining

We’ve just launched author updates for Jack Caldwell’s online course, Groundwater in Mining. This course focuses on groundwater theory and practice applicable to mines and the specifics of open pits, shafts, underground mine workings, heap leach pads, waste rock dumps, and tailings impoundments. For more info, see the course page.

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Courses on Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology

The engineering aspects of a mine are paramount for stability, safety, and economical extraction. If you cannot move, open, and control the earth, you will not have a mine. If you cannot predict, model, and manipulate the water, you will not have a mine. Stay up-to-date on the most recent developments in and methods for geological and hydrogeological engineering at mines. EduMine’s live courses offer the opportunity to learn directly from industry specialists. Live webcasts can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection, and

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Early Bird Deadline Approaching: Open Pit Slope Design

This June we’ll be holding our Open Pit Slope Design short course, presented by Felipe Capdeville-Perez, Matthew King. The course begins with the fundamentals of slope design and then progresses from field data collection and QA/QC techniques through to the development of the individual component models that are used to define the geotechnical model…

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Upcoming Short Course: Open Pit Slope Design

This June we’ll be holding our Open Pit Slope Design short course, presented by Felipe Capdeville-Perez, Matthew King. The course begins with the fundamentals of slope design and then progresses from field data collection and QA/QC techniques through to the development of the individual component models that are used to define the geotechnical model…

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Still One Week to Register for Open Pit Slope Design

The slopes of an open pit mine greatly influence the production at the mine, and they are critical for the safety of mine personnel. Safety and stability depend on careful engineering. Peter F. Stacey’s popular course, Open Pit Slope Design and Implementation, presents an overview of the design and management of open pit slopes: methods of data collection; design procedures for bench configurations, inter-ramp slopes and overall slopes, including the analytical procedures commonly in use; implementation of designs; and the risks associated with pit slope

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Courses on Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology

Scheduled for Fall 2013 The engineering aspects of a mine are paramount for stability, safety, and economical extraction. If you cannot move, open, and control the earth, you will not have a mine. If you cannot predict, model, and manipulate the water, you will not have a mine. Stay up-to-date on the most recent developments in and methods for geological and hydrogeological engineering at mines. EduMine’s live courses offer the opportunity to learn directly from industry specialists. Live webcasts can be attended from anywhere with

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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Open Pit Design

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design Slope design is one of the major challenges at every stage of planning and operation of an open pit mine. It requires specialised knowledge of geology and material properties, and an understanding of the practical aspects of design implementation. EduMine’s suite of courses on open pit slope design was developed from the book Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design, edited by John Read and Peter Stacey, and published by CSIRO in Australia.

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Courses in Lima: Mineral Processing, Rock Mechanics, Pit Design, Mine Maintenance, and Groundwater

Tomorrow is the Early Bird deadline for our series of six professional development in mining courses in Lima, Peru! The courses will be organized into two parallel streams, and will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. Processing stream: Advanced Crushing and Grinding Techniques Advanced Flotation Techniques Maintenance and Performance Optimization Engineering stream: Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design Open Pit Slope Design Groundwater Modelling for Mining This series of courses is being presented between May 27 and June 1, 2013, in collaboration with

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Lima Series of Short Courses: Professional Development in Mining

The Early Bird deadline is fast approaching for our series of six professional development in mining courses in Lima, Peru! The courses will be organized into two parallel streams, and will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. Processing stream: Advanced Crushing and Grinding Techniques Advanced Flotation Techniques Maintenance and Performance Optimization Engineering stream: Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design Open Pit Slope Design Groundwater Modelling for Mining This series of courses is being presented between May 27 and June 1, 2013, in collaboration

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Open Pit Slope Design

This May, as part of our series of short courses in Lima, Peru, we are pleased to offer Open Pit Slope Design. This course presents an overview of the process for the design and management of slopes in open pit mines. The course covers the information required to support a slope design; methods of data collection; and design procedures for bench configurations, inter-ramp slopes, and overall slopes. The implementation of the designs will be discussed in terms of both the operating procedures for mining and

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