MINE 1100 - Introduction to the Minerals Industry
Part-time Studies Course
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.
Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2016 term.
Fri May 20 - Fri Aug 26
Class Meeting Times
May 20 - Aug 26
Internet delivery format.
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In Progress and Full
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.
Books & Supplies
The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and
stationery. Please visit
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Books for Spring/Summer 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 Distance & Online Learning Bookstore
If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the
BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.
Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials
Pakawau GeoManagement Inc.
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