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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.

New Online Course – Safety Risk Management

We’ve recently launched a new online course, Safety Risk Management, by Dr. Carl Marx! This course provides basic information and risk management tools that can be used by individuals to look after their own well-being at work, or to use as they build a risk management program that will enable the proactive prevention of unwanted events in their workplaces. Each year, hundreds of people are killed in accidents at work and at the same time millions of people are injured and maimed. In addition, millions

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Online Course Revised: An Introduction to Mining Investment – Understanding the Risks

Jack Caldwell has updated his online course, An Introduction to Mining Investment – Understanding the Risks. This course is intended for those with little knowledge of mining, but a desire to learn enough to make wise and successful investment moves in public stock markets where mining shares are traded. This course is also intended for seasoned mining stock investors who wish to take a fresh look at the basics of investing in mining stocks with a view to polishing up on, and possibly revising, strategies

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Improve Your Investment Skills with a Better Understanding of Mining Risk

Mining has always been a high risk investment, subject as it is to probabilities and uncertainties regarding mineral grade, deposit extent, metal recovery and the fluctuation of commodity prices. Compounding the risk is a perception of rising political risk in many of the key mining regions, based on political instability, civil unrest, economic volatility, security crises, corruption and geopolitical rivalries. The regions most affected include the Middle East, Central and South Africa, and South America (see Political risk seen on the rise in these key

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New Online Course: How to Conduct Due Diligence of Junior Mining Companies in 15 Minutes

Due diligence can be very stressful, time consuming, and sometimes even boring. As a result, investors tend to take shortcuts, and invest with partial information and/or using their gut feeling. These can lead to disastrous results.

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Upcoming Webcast from InvestmentMine – Junior Resource Investing: Now is the Time

Next week, on February 12, our colleagues at InvestmentMine will be holding an innovative webcast, Junior Resource Investing: Now is the Time. The webcast will help investors discover why Now is the Time to be accumulating select junior resource companies, and which companies offer the best upside potential to investors. The webcast features keynote speaker, renowned mining industry expert Lawrence Roulston of Resource Opportunities, who will share his 30+ years’ experience with you and offer commentary on approaches to resource investing. The webcast will also

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Project Evaluation – Strategy

Each mine project has its own complexities, challenges, and potential for success. Mining project evaluators try to evaluate/valuate the mine, taking into account the uncertainties that are inherently attached to mining projects. Dr. Sean Shafiee and Dr. Micah Nehring’s upcoming Live Webcast, Project Evaluation – Strategy will provide an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of financial and project evaluation as applied to investment decisions in the resources sector. This 3-session webcast will take place 28 – 30 October 2013, and you can attend

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Health, Safety and Security in the Extractive Sector

Extractive industries face potentially severe health and safety challenge and reputational risk operating in international communities. While there are several sets of principles available as guidelines for best practice, managing them can be a serious challenge for operations managers and corporate directors due to gaps in knowledge and best practices. The upcoming short course Health, Safety and Security in the Extractive Sector is intended for management-level extractive industry professionals who need to effectively identify and manage risk, and want to create opportunities for mutual benefits

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Mine Project Economics Webcast

There are still seats left for Dr. Scott Dunbar’s Mine Project Economics webcast! The webcast will provide instruction in the fundamental aspects of the valuation of mining projects with particular emphasis on the models used for valuation, uncertainties in the input to these models, and the role of the models in decision-making. This course is ideal for anyone involved in carrying out mine valuations or who wishes to understand mine valuations done by others. This three-session webcast will take place 5 March 2013 from 8:00

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Mining Investment – Understanding the Risks: Seats Still Available

There are still seats available for Jack Caldwell and Mike Collins’ popular webcast, Mining Investment – Understanding the Risks. To help you invest in mining so that you make money by avoiding the risk, Caldwell and Collins describe the various phases of a mining project so that you can understand and evaluate the risk of investing; discuss technical, social, political, and financial factors that make one mining investment better or worse than another; and focus on stories that highlight the risks and rewards. This three-session

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Upcoming Webcast: Mine Project Economics

At popular request, we are bringing Dr. Scott Dunbar’s Mine Project Economics to you as a live webcast! The webcast will run Tuesdays, from March 5 to March 19, and will provide instruction in the fundamental aspects of the valuation of mining projects with particular emphasis on the models used for valuation, uncertainties in the input to these models, and the role of the models in decision-making. This course is ideal for anyone involved in carrying out mine valuations or who wishes to understand mine

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