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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 – Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 2: Design and Performance Analysis

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online course, Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 2: Design and Performance Analysis by Jack Caldwell. This course is the second in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities. This course deals with cover design and performance analysis: the calculations and analyses that underlie comprehensive cover design which includes: engineering, scientific, and technical design methods to calculate and quantify just how the cover may perform in regards to stability, infiltration, erosion,

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New Online Course – Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online course, Covers for Mine Geowaste Facilities – 1: Principles, Practice, and Selection by Jack Caldwell. This course is the first in a series of two courses on covers for mine geowaste facilities deals with the general principles and practice of covers—what their purpose is, what objectives govern their selection and detailing, and what to consider when choosing a cover for your specific facility. In this course, we examine the: objectives of mine closure—the activity

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Geosynthetics in Mining: New Online Course

We’re very excited to have launched our newest online course, Geosynthetics in Mining. The course provides an introduction to the types of geosynthetics used in mine structures. From there, the course details the ways in which the many different types of geosynthetics can be used to build safe mine structures. The course is written by three engineers with years of industry experience: Jack Caldwell, Colleen Crystal, and Tarik Hadj-Hamou. Geosynthetics in Mining uses case studies drawn from the authors’ combined 75 years of experience to

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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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Seats Still Available for Stereographic Projections

There’s still time to register for Grazyna Chrobok’s upcoming webcast, Stereographic Projections. This course will present the principles and applications of stereographic projection techniques commonly used in rock engineering to analyze geotechnical data and to determine the likelihood of rock mass failure induced by geological structures. Participants will learn about the methodologies of plotting, processing, and interpreting geotechnical data for the purpose of stability analysis of rock slopes and underground excavations. The webcast will take place 24 – 25 April 2013, from 4:00 pm to

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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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Technical Professional Development Opportunity: Stereographic Projections

Grazyna Chrobok’s upcoming webcast, Stereographic Projections, will present the principles and applications of stereographic projection techniques commonly used in rock engineering to analyze geotechnical data and to determine the likelihood of rock mass failure induced by geological structures. Participants will learn about the methodologies of plotting, processing, and interpreting geotechnical data for the purpose of stability analysis of rock slopes and underground excavations. The webcast will take place 24 – 25 April 2013, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time each day, making

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New Learning Program: Open Pit Slope Design

EduMine has launched a new online learning program for mining engineers and geological engineers concerned with the design and maintenance of pit slopes. The design of pit slopes is one of the major challenges at every stage of planning and operation of an open pit mine. It requires specialised knowledge of the geology, which is often complex in the vicinity of orebodies where structure and/or alteration may be key factors, and of the material properties, which are frequently highly variable. It also requires an understanding

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Upcoming webcast: Stereographic Projections

There’s still time to register for Grazyna Chrobok’s webcast, Stereographic Projections! Grazyna is an educator and consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the industry as an engineer. Her course will present the principles and applications of stereographic projection techniques commonly used in rock engineering to analyze geotechnical data and to determine the likelihood of rock mass failure induced by geological structures. Participants will learn about the methodologies of plotting, processing, and interpreting geotechnical data for the purpose of stability analysis of rock slopes and

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New Online Course: Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design 4 – Operation

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Open Pit Slope Design 4 – Operation! This course is the last in a series of four courses on open pit slope design published by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) . The Operation course will prepare participants to discuss procedures for validation of the geotechnical model; to discuss the objectives of slope monitoring and the methods available, including groundwater monitoring; and to appreciate the need for hazard and risk management. For more information,

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