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Beverlee is a Senior Technical Writer at EduMine. 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 – Managing the Environmental Permitting Process

We have recently revised our online course, Managing the Environmental Permitting Process, by Lee W. Saperstein. The concepts that underlie permitting are universal: the social license to operate, including respect for local judgments, environmental assessments, environmental management systems, and that post-mining land use must comply with local or regional planning guidance. Because of the universality of these concepts and the frequent sharing of permitting rules among mining jurisdictions, this course concentrates on those principles that will assist mine planners to obtain permits in a timely

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Sustainable Waste Water Management for the Energy and Mining Industries

Regardless of world market conditions, to win, sustain, and maintain the right to mine is all about sustainability. Waste water management is emerging as the pre-eminent sustainability issue within the global energy and mining resource industries. We’ve recently launched updates for Ralph Gunness’ online course, Sustainable Waste Water Management for the Energy and Mining Industries. This course provides a basic knowledge and understanding of water management tools and strategies related to coal bed methane water, LNG water, oil shale water, coal mining, natural gas extraction,

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Updated Online Course: Environmental Awareness for Resource Planning

We’ve just launched author updates for Ralph Gunness’ online course, Environmental Awareness for Resource Planning. This is an introductory course on environmental awareness and the issue of sustainability with respect to resource projects. The course is aimed at all levels of management, from supervisor to senior management. Topics covered include: sustainability best practices, legal requirements, and corporate environment management. The long-term impacts of operations on local communities should be carefully considered. Sustainability means considering the economic, environmental, cultural, and social aspects in the development of

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New Spanish Online Course: Conciencia ambiental en la planificación de recursos

We’ve just launched a new online course in Spanish, Conciencia ambiental en la planificación de recursos by Ralph Gunness! This is an introductory course on environmental awareness and the issue of sustainability with respect to resource projects. The course is aimed at all levels of management, from supervisor to senior management. Today, sustainability is the key to the future success of mining. The long-term impacts of operations on local communities should be carefully considered. Sustainability means considering the economic, environmental, cultural, and social aspects in

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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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Online Course Heap Leach Pads has been Updated!

EduMine author and presenter Jack Caldwell has updated his popular online Heap Leach Pads course! This course is about heap leaching: the design of heap leach pads; the mechanics of preparing the mined ore for placement on a pad; the construction processes involved in placing materials on pads for leaching; the operation of heap leach pads; the physics and chemistry of the seepage of fluids through the ore; and the ultimate closure of the heap leach pad when mining ends. This course qualifies for the

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New Online Course: Reclamation and Revegetation for Mines in Arid Climates

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the new online course, Reclamation and Revegetation for Mines in Arid Climates, by Dr. Samuel A. Bamberg. Dr. Bamberg focuses on base and precious metal mining operations in the western US, and presents all aspects related to reclamation of mines from the initial baseline studies to final reclamation and bond release. Registrants of the course will learn how to conduct baseline studies to support reclamation and environmental impact analysis, and to develop reclamation plans, apply for

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Updated Online Course: Managing the Environmental Permitting Process

We have just completed updates to the online course, Managing the Environmental Permitting Process! Delays in application processing are often the greatest cause of expense in the permitting process. The overall objective of this course is to assist reclamation engineers, scientists, and managers to obtain environmental permits in a timely fashion. It is also intended to help other people, who may be closely associated with permitting, to understand the permitting process. The course also covers steps that will help a permit holder to maintain continued

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