This course provides a non-technical introduction to the basic concepts of mineral exploration, ore extraction, mineral processing, and mine waste management, with numerous examples, figures and images of mining. Also included are some key aspects of the economics of a mining and mineral processing operation and some ideas about the future of mining.
An Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing is for everyone, except mining engineers, who needs a broad understanding of the mining industry without the technical details ... from investors, accountants and suppliers ... to geologists, chemists and metallurgists.
The presentation is pictorial and conceptual in nature, and follows a light, easy-to-read format. The course comprises 31 short sessions, each of approximately 15 minutes viewing duration, plus five interactive reviews that confirm the viewer's achievement of learning objectives. The total duration of the course is approximately eight hours.