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Jennifer is a technical writer and educational events administrator with EduMine. She has many years of experience as a writer and photographer, and an interest in social media and conflict resolution in the mining industry.

Updated Online Course – Geotechnical Data Collection for Excavation in Rock

We’ve just launched an exciting update from EduMine Author James Mathis. Geotechnical Data 1 – Rock Fabric and Structures, and its companion course Geotechnical Data 2 – Rock Material Properties, replace and expand upon the original course Geotechnical Data Collection for Excavation in Rock by the same author. Geotechnical Data 1 – Rock Fabric and Structures provides practical guidelines and procedures for collection of relevant geotechnical data by stereonets, cell mapping, core logging, and reduction of data for rock mass classification purposes. Geotechnical Data 2

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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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What’s New in Geotechnics and Hydrology at EduMine Online

EduMine makes significant additions to their online course catalogue in the field of geotechnics, rock mechanics and hydrology.

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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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Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design

Dr. Doug Milne’s popular short course Rock Mass Characterization for Mine Design has been scheduled for June 2014! This course will prepare mine staff to effectively gather geotechnical data, either from rock cuts, drifts, or core, and process the information for rock mass classification and rock mechanics design calculations…

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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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Upcoming Webcast: Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining

There’s still time to register for this October’s Geotechnical Inputs to Block Cave Mining webcast! Geotechnical inputs are important in all stages of a block cave mine: design, planning, and operations. Designed for engineers involved in the design and operation of block cave mines, this 3-session webcast aims to provide information to enhance the safe and productive operation of mines. The live webcast will be held October 1, 2 & 3, and you can attend from anywhere. For more info or to register, see the

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Open Pit Slope Design and Implementation

This October, we’re pleased to bring you one of our most popular short courses: P.F. Stacey’s Open Pit Slope Design and Implementation. The 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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What’s New: Online Course Offerings in Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology

What’s New in EduMine’s Online Course Offerings: Geotechnics, Rock Mechanics and Hydrology Are you a geotechnical or a rock engineer? Perhaps you work with mine or tailings facility design, or you have a keen interest in stereography? EduMine has more than 30 online courses addressing topics in geotechnics, rock mechanics and hydrology. Each course is self-paced, low-bandwidth, and approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to meet your professional development needs. We are pleased to present our new and newly updated

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