$1,400.00 – $1,750.00 + GST
This 1-day course has been specifically designed for non-miners working in or associated with the mining industry – who need to understand the key fundamentals about the mine cycle. The course takes you from exploration through to mine closure.
You will learn about: the key geology concepts; drilling and sampling; resource estimation and classification; how a mining company takes a project through to a mining reserve; how to interpret company reports on their mineral resources and exploration results; the mining cycle for underground and open pit mines; the basics of capital and operating costs and how they are incorporated into project valuation; pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; mine planning to optimise production; mine closure; and of course the key terminology of the mining industry.
The course attendees will:
- Gain a greater understanding of the entire mine cycle
- Learn about the operational practices of the mining industry
- Understand and interpret the frequently used terminology
- Have a clear understanding of the key fundamentals and concepts of geology and mining
- Appreciate the importance of drilling and sampling
- Learn about resource estimation, classification and the writing of the reports according to the reporting codes
- How to understand and interpret company reports
- Learn about the different mining methods and understand the principles of mine design and planning
- Learn about the basics of capital and operational costs and how they are incorporated into project valuation
- Gain an understanding of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
- Learn about mine closure and rehabilitation
Please see below for more details about the course content and presenter.
We offer a 5% discount if you register for two or more courses or register more than one person for a single course, OR a 10% discount for AIG and AusIMM members.
AIG/AusIMM member coupon code: AIG-AusIMM – You can enter the coupon code when you view your cart/basket. Your AIG or AusIMM membership must be current for you to use the coupon code.
Payments are made via the SecurePay payment gateway which accepts Visa and Mastercard only. All prices are in Australian Dollars. Training held in Australia incurs GST.
You can add the names of additional attendees at the checkout.
Jason Froud BSc(Hon -First Class), Grad Dip App Fin & Inv, MAusIMM, MAIG
Jason is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in mining geology, exploration, resource definition, mining feasibility studies, reconciliation, consulting and corporate roles in gold, iron ore, base metal and uranium deposits principally in Australia and Africa. Jason has acted as a Competent Person and Independent Expert across a range of commodities with expertise in mineral exploration, grade control, financial analysis, reconciliation and quality assurance and quality control.
Kahan Cervoj BAppSci (Geology), Post Graduate Certificate (Geostatistics), MAusIMM, MGSA
Kahan has, over his 30 year career, worked in underground and open-pit production, all facets of exploration, resource and project development, estimation, and geological management. A geologist with a focus on the understanding of geology and using this understanding to guide resource estimation, he has worked in establishing systems and processes and in mentoring teams of people. Kahan’s resource estimation and mining software skills are extensive and cover Datamine, Surpac and other specialised geostatistical software.
Mark Drabble B.App.Sci. (Geology) University of Technology (Sydney), MAusIMM, MAIG
Mark is a geologist with more than 29 years’ experience in due diligence studies and Mineral Resource audits, underground and open pit production, resource development, resource estimation, consulting and geological management at operational and corporate levels. Mark has extensive experience in WA gold, nickel, manganese and chromite grade control, mining, resource development and due diligence audits, along with consulting work in Mali, Tanzania, Ghana, Mozambique, Southeast Asia and Saudi Arabia. Mark’s career has been focused on production geology and the mining of structurally complex mineral deposits. As Geology Manager for Sons of Gwalia and Consolidated Minerals Mark was responsible for operational performance from a number of operations and commodities, along with reconciliation, reporting, resource development, long term project planning and cost control. As a consultant Mark has carried out due diligence audits, mineral resource estimation and sign-off, reconciliation reviews, grade control studies and high level corporate presentations.
Ian Glacken BSc (Hons), MSc (Min. Geol), MSc (Geostatistics), FAusIMM(CP), CEng, FAIG
Ian is a geologist with postgraduate qualifications in geostatistics, mining geology and computing who has more than 30 years’ worldwide experience in the mining industry. He has worked on mineral projects and given training courses to thousands of attendees on every continent apart from Antarctica. Ian’s skills are in resource evaluation and due diligence reviews, public reporting, training and mentoring, quantitative risk assessment, strategic advice, geostatistics, reconciliation, project management, statutory and competent persons’ reporting and mining geology studies. Ian has a strong mining production background and is a regular auditor for the world’s largest mining companies.
Rowdy Bristol BSc (Construction Engineering), AAS (Land Surveying), MSc (Geological Engineering/Geostatistics), Post Grad Dip Computing
Rowdy is a geologist, engineer, and surveyor with postgraduate qualifications in geostatistics, and computing. Rowdy has more than 21 years’ worldwide experience in the mining industry, and four years’ experience working for a mining consultancy in the United States. Rowdy holds degrees in Geology, Surveying and Engineering, and has worked as a mine geologist, engineer, and surveyor. He has trained geologists, engineers, and surveyors in the use of Surpac Software at underground and open pit mines covering all major commodities. Rowdy’s skills are in resource evaluation, geostatistics, training, mine geology, engineering, and surveying.
This course has been designed specifically for non-miners who are either working in or associated with the mining industry. This is a course for everyone who wants to understand and gain a greater knowledge about the key fundamentals of the mine cycle and the mining industry.
“Very educative course, would highly recommend to others.”
“It was all explained very well. Presenter made it all clear and understandable, especially for people not heavily involved in direct mining. Gives a broader understanding of all aspects of mining.”
“I thought it was a great introduction to mining course which gave a good overview of all the topics.”
“Great content – well presented.”
“Thank you very much. I have learned a lot and it’s been fantastic to put pieces of the puzzle together.”
“A comprehensive course, well presented. Good content. Thanks!”
Professional Development Rating
This course has been awarded an 8PD Hours rating by both AIG and the AusIMM.
Optiro will provide you with
A pad, pen, refreshments and a light lunch. All attendees receive a Certificate of Attendance.
This course is also available as either On-site or On-line training.