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MINE 1100 - Introduction to the Minerals Industry

Mining Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Introduces students to the wide scope of the mining industry and prepares them for further courses in mining. The course covers the breadth of the industry from mineral exploration through to processing and marketing of mining products. The importance of environmental considerations and sustainable development are introduced. Students will learn the terminology used in the industry in preparation for further courses taught during the program. Except for online courses, a visit to an active mining operation will form part of the course curriculum.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$475.60

Fall 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2016 term.

CRN 40158

Wed Sep 07 - Mon Jan 09 18 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Jan 09 Online

Instructor

Russell Hartlaub

Course Outline

Cost

$475.60

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course is Internet delivery format. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of minerals in the development of civilizations.
  • Differentiate between sustainable and non-sustainable development in the minerals industry.
  • Discuss the role of mining companies in the development and extraction of mineral resources.
  • Differentiate between what is a mineral resource and ore reserve.
  • Identify the various stages in the mineral extraction and refinement process.
  • Identify the main components of a mining and mineral processing operation.
  • Visualize the layout of an underground mining environment.
  • Participate in discussions on the technologies used in the mining industry.
  • Compare and analyses different methods of extracting minerals.
  • Identify the types of equipment used in the mining and processing industry.
  • Describe how metals and industrial minerals are sold into the marketplace.
  • Discuss the various factors involved in the setting of mineral prices.
  • Assess the impact of mining industry operations on the environment.
  • Identify the main sources of environmental pollution by the minerals industry.
  • Identify the requirements for technical and environmental studies prior to mine development.
  • Assess the requirements for closing a mine and reclamation of the mined areas.
  • Identify the various areas where mining technologists are employed.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

MINE 1100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering

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Fall 2016

Books for Fall 2016 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials
Author Robert Stevens
Publisher Pakawau GeoManagement Inc.
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-98672-210-3
Price $73.95
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