This course provides a technical introduction for the professionals or technicians who are new to mining and need to understand the industry beyond their current scope of work. It covers the basic concepts of mineral exploration, ore extraction, mineral processing, waste management, mining economics and the future of mining, with numerous examples, figures and images of mining.
An Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing is for professionals or technicians, except mining engineers, who need a broad understanding of the mining industry ... from geologists ... to chemists, metallurgists, engineers and others.
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.