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Mining Investment - Understanding the Risks

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Mining Investment - Understanding the Risks

Course Summary

Summary

The good news is that many people have made a lot of money investing in mining projects. The bad news is that many have lost money, or had to wait many years for a fair return on invested capital. The basic reason is that mining is a risky business. To help you invest in mining so that you make money by avoiding the risk, this course describes the various phases of a mining project so that you can understand and evaluate the risk of investing; discusses technical, social, political, and financial factors that make one mining investment better or worse than another; and focuses on stories that highlight the risks and rewards.

Pre-Course e-Learning

Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled An Introduction to Mining Investment - Understanding the Risks.

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?

This course is intended primarily for those who are relatively new to mining and investment in mining, and who want to be able to identify and evaluate the risks involved - hence make informed decisions about how and when to invest in a mine or mining company.

Jack Caldwell P.E., MS.(Eng.), LLB

Jack Caldwell, P.Eng, has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, an M.Sc. (Eng.) in Geotechnical Engineering and a post-graduate law degree. He has over 35 years engineering experience on mining, civil, geotechnical and site remediation projects. He has worked on numerous projects throughout southern Africa, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States. His project experience includes:

- mines and waste disposal facilities - design, construction supervision and reclamation of tailings impoundments, mine rock dumps, heap leach pads, landfills and radioactive waste disposal units;

- hazardous and radioactive waste site remediation - senior management and technical consultant

- landfills - design, construction, operation and closure with special focus on liners, covers, and soil reinforcement.

In addition, Mr. Caldwell has been the lead specialist for various geotechnical and civil engineering projects in Southern California. Mr. Caldwell has written many engineering reports, proposals, and technical papers. He is the lead author of the book, Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation, on the design of waste disposal facilities for radioactive and hazardous wastes.

Mike Collins

Michael Collins has a BSc from Dalhousie University and was granted professional status from the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario. Over the past 15 years, he has developed a strong skill set in mineral exploration, deposit modeling, and project development. Companies and projects of note include: production and exploration at the Red Lake Mine with Goldcorp, exploration work on the South Raglan project in the Ungava Peninsula with Canadian Royalties, and a syndicated project review in China in 2004. Michael is the President and CEO of Argus Metals Corp - a company active in gold exploration in the Hyland Gold District in Southeast Yukon, uranium and gold in Guyana, and gold and base metals in Northern Peru.

Provisional Schedule

This webcast will cater towards the Asia–Pacific regions, as well as North and South America. It is scheduled to be held from 4:00pm to 7:00pm PST/Vancouver, Canada time.

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This webcast is divided into three sessions with following topics:

Session 1: 11 February 2013, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Standard Time

  • Mining as an investment opportunity.
  • Information sources to make investment decisions.
  • Why people mine and what this means to an investor.
Session 2: 12 February 2013, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Standard Time

  • Selecting the mined commodity to invest in
  • Selecting the mining country to invest in
  • Selecting the mining company to invest in
Session 3: 13 February 2013, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Standard Time

  • How to avoid the risk
  • Do not get caught in a scam
  • Surviving the worst of mining investment bubbles

How to Register

To register yourself, click the ‘Register Now’ button and complete the online registration form.

To register on behalf of someone else, or to register groups of 2 or more, please contact us; discounts may apply.

Questions? Please contact EduMine: +1 604 683 2037 or edumine-support@infomine.com and we will get back to you during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.

Registration Deadline

Online registration ends 15 minutes prior to the webcast; however phone registration can be accepted up to the start of the webcast. Please call +1 604 683 2037 ext. 229 for last-minute reservations. Webcasts fill up quickly. Early booking is advised!

Fees

The full fee for the three sessions of this webcast, including access to electronic course notes, EduMine 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. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%.

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.

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.

System Requirements

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, Chrome, Firefox or Safari 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.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting the webcast registration form, you agree to pay the associated fees in full before the course start date.

Cancellations

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.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation 10 or more business days prior to the first day of the webcast, EduMine will refund the cost of the webcast.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation prior to the webcast but within 9 business days of the first day of the webcast, EduMine will apply the delegate’s payment less a 10% administration fee towards an EduMine webcast or short course held within one year of the date of cancellation.

If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation after the webcast has started, or misses all or a portion of the webcast without notice, no refund or credit will be granted.

EduMine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on 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.