This course is for those who are responsible for the hands-on design, construction, operation, and closure of tailings facilities and similar mine waste structures such as waste rock dumps and spent heap leach pads. This course draws on and expands on a series of EduMine courses including those that deal with mine surface water; mine groundwater; geotechnical principles in mine water balances; and the management and closure of mine tailings, waste rock, and heap leach facilities. The course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of mine waste management. Each topic begins with the objectives and approaches, then provides simple equations, goes through the principles and practice, and ends with case histories. The focus of the course is the tailings management facility. The course also covers similar issues and topics as they pertain to mine waste rock dumps and spent heap leach pads.
Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled Tailings Facilities Design, Operation, and Closure.
Certificate in Mining Studies
This course qualifies for one day of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia and University of Arizona. more details »
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This course meets the requirements for formal CPD activity for most Canadian provincial associations and US state boards and may contribute the equivalent in hours towards your CPD requirement. more details »
Who Should Attend?
The course is for engineers, scientists, managers, and technical personnel: all who wish to go beyond the superficial and simplistic and gain in-depth appreciation of design, construction, operation, and closure of large and complex tailings facilities and the like at mines in difficult and challenging environments. You should preferably have had an introduction to the topics, or should be prepared to read recommended background EduMine courses, for the course aims to advance your knowledge and skills, taking you beyond a mere introduction to the subject.
This webcast is divided into three sessions, and will cover the following topics:
Mine Waste Disposal Facilities Described
- Tailings Facilities
- Waste Rock Dumps
- Heap Leach Pads
Design of Tailings and Mine Waste Facilities
Construction and Operation of Tailings and Mine Waste Facilities
Closure of Mine Waste Facilities
Geotechnical Engineering for Tailings and Mine Waste Facilities
Water Management for Tailings and Mine Waste Facilities
Groundwater Interaction and Groundwater Modeling for Tailings and Mine Waste Facilities
Engineering Management for Tailings and Mine Waste Facilities:
- Risk Assessment
- Decision Making
- Cost Estimating
- Project Management
How to Register
Complete and return the registration form by fax: +1 604 681 4166 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions you can contact Sandra Wunsch by phone at +1 604 683 2037.
Email and fax registration ends 1 hour prior to the webcast; however phone registration can be accepted up to 30 minutes before the webcast begins. Please call +1 604 683 2037 ext. 229 for last-minute reservations. Webcasts fill up quickly. Early booking is advised!
The full fee for the three sessions of this webcast, including access to electronic course notes, Pre-Course e-Learning, and a certificate of attendance is CAD 450.00.
Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register at least 30 days prior to the course start date.
* A 10% discount is offered for groups of 3 or more OR if you provide your Annual EduMine subscription User ID at time of registration.
* These discounts cannot be combined.
How Webcasts Work
It's easy and our webcast saves on fees, travel and time! You will be able to ask questions and have live discussions during the webcast just as if you were there in person. At the time of the webcast, you connect to the internet, call in to a toll/toll-free number to hear and talk through the telephone or simply listen and speak over your headset/PC speakers using Voice over IP (VoIP). You see the presentation as well as the instructor on your computer screen.
To attend this webcast, you will need a computer with a high-speed internet connection (DSL or cable). You will also need a phone line or integrated microphone in your PC or a headset. For your comfort, it is recommended that you use a speaker phone or headset to connect to the webcast. Our system will support both PC and Apple computers using Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers.
Accessing the Webcast
One day prior to the webcast, you will be emailed a link for the webcast. About 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time, simply go to the website provided in the email. You should be able to simply click on the link in the email; however, some email programs may require that you copy the address and paste it into your browser's address bar. You will be asked to enter your name and email address, and you will need to enter the password that was sent to you in the email. Once you have logged in, a screen will pop up with the Voice over IP option or a toll/toll-free telephone number to call. Of course, our team is available to help if you have any questions about accessing the webcast: +1 604 683 2037 ext. 229.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Short courses earn PDH/CEU credits for engineers in provinces and states that have CPD requirements. EduMine is an approved provider of continuing education by the Authorized Provider Commission of The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
For more details, check provincial or state requirements.
Certificate of Attendance
Provincial/state regulations for CPD require that you attend the entire webcast and that you complete an evaluation at the end of the course. Your Certificate of Attendance, with earned PDH, is issued on completion.
If you cancel your webcast reservation 10 or more business days prior to the start of the webcast and you do not attend the webcast, EduMine will refund the cost of the webcast. If you cancel your webcast reservation within 9 business days and you do not attend the webcast, EduMine will apply your payment, less a 10% administration fee, towards a future EduMine webcast or short course within one year from the date you cancel. Please note that if you do not attend the webcast and you do not contact us to cancel your webcast reservation as described above, you are responsible for the entire payment and you may not apply your payment towards another product.
Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.
EduMine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course at short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. EduMine also reserves the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary.
This webcast is designed for both individual and group participation and would make an excellent company-sponsored in-house training event. If you have a group of ten or more who would like to attend this course from one location, please contact us at +1 604 683 2037 for special pricing.