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 Winter 2019 term.
Mon Jan 07 - Mon May 06
Class Meeting Times
Jan 07 - May 06
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 [1,3,5].
Discuss the role of mining companies in the development and extraction of mineral resources. [3,9,11].
Differentiate between what is a mineral resource and ore reserve [1,3,11].
Outline the role of exploration in the mineral industry, its participants and how it is funded. [1,3,11]
Describe the main techniques used in mineral exploration [1,3,5].
Identify the various stages in the mineral extraction and refinement process [1,3,5].
Identify the main components of a mining and mineral processing operation [1,5].
Compare and analyses different methods of extracting minerals [2,5].
Identify the types of equipment used in the mining and processing industry [1,2,5].
Assess the impact of mining industry operations on the environment and sustainability [2,5].
Assess the requirements for closing a mine and reclamation of the mined areas [2,3,5].
Identify the various areas where mining technologists are employed [1,5].
Effective as of Winter 2018
Books & Supplies
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