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Precious Metals Ore Processing

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Certification in this course is eligible for credit towards a Certificate in Mining Studies from leading mining universities.

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  • Format: Short Course Tool Tip
  • Application: Mineralogy - Mineral Processing Tool Tip
  • Audience Level: Professional Tool Tip
  • Registration Fee: $1550.00 Tool Tip
  • Early Bird: $1395.00 Tool Tip
  • Enrollment: Included Tool Tip
  • Dates: 22 - 23 January 2015 Tool Tip
  • Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Tool Tip
  • Duration: 2 days
  • CEUs: 1.6 (16 PDHs) Tool Tip
Precious Metals Ore Processing

Course Summary

Summary

This course is for anyone concerned with the mineralogy and processing of ores from precious metals. It provides in depth coverage from the nature of precious metal ores, through process flow sheets, sampling and analyses, process development, gravity concentration, flotation of precious metals, leaching processes, gold recovery, oxidative pretreatment, cyanidation and its impact on the environment.

Pre-Course e-Learning

Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to online e-learning material consisting of two introductory courses titled Cyanide in Mining, authored by Marcelo Veiga and Bern Klein, and Process Mineralogy 1 for Metals, authored by Marcelo Veiga.

Certificate in Mining Studies

This course qualifies for two days 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 for engineers, metallurgists and geologists who need a good understanding of the mineralogy and processing of precious metal ores.

Prof. Bern Klein

Dr. Bern Klein is a Professor of Mining Engineering at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at University of British Columbia (UBC). Bern’s research interest has long been the production of minerals and chemical processing technologies. After completing both his B.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Bern spent eight years as a consulting process metallurgist before Rick Lawrence, the Department Head of what was then UBC Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, invited him to apply for an opening on the faculty. Bern accepted the invitation, hoping both to expand the type of work that he had been doing in consulting, and to contribute to the future of the Department and the industry.

He has certainly succeeded in those endeavours. Not only has he been published extensively in his areas of research interest (including industrial minerals, ultrafine grinding, high pressure grinding rolls, hydraulic transport of non-Newtonian mineral slurries, metal leaching from waste rock, rheology of mineral suspensions, and improved technologies for artisanal and small scale gold miners), he also serves as the Director of UBC’s Center for Industrial Minerals Innovation (CIMI), Faculty Supervisor in the Center for Coal and Mineral Processing (CMP) Laboratory Facility, and as UBC Mining Industrial Liaison.

Provisional Schedule

Instruction will take place from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each day, with a lunch break from noon to 1:00PM and 15 minute snack breaks in mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

The course includes following topics:

  • Nature of Precious Metal Ores - Geology and Mineralogy
  • Sampling and Analyses
  • Mineral Processing
    • Placer Technologies
    • Gravity Concentration
    • Flotation
  • Leaching Processes
    • Gold Lixiviants
    • Cyanidation
    • Merril Crowe – Cementation
    • Carbon Adsorption
      • Activated Carbon Properties
      • Carbon in Leach (CIL)
      • Carbon in Pulp (CIP)
      • Carbon Columns (Heap Leaching)
    • Gold Recovery
  • Refractory Gold
    • Roasting
    • Pressure Oxidation
    • Bio-oxidation
  • Environmental Protection
    • Fate of Cyanide in the Environment
    • Cyanide Management
    • Destruction
    • Regeneration

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.

Fees

The full fee for the two day program is CAD 1,550 + tax. The fee covers the lecture, a comprehensive set of course notes, access to EduMine e-learning, a certificate of attendance, and continental breakfasts and lunches including light refreshments. The fee does not cover accommodation.

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%.

Venue

The course will be held at the UBC Robson Square facility which is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver and only a 5 to 10 minute walk from the recommended hotels shown below.

For more details see: http://robsonsquare.ubc.ca/find-us/.

Hotel Accommodation

If you need to make hotel reservations, we recommend the following hotels. Each hotel is within a 5-15 minute walking distance of the course venue and provides convenient access to transportation and 'Canada Line' rapid transit to/from Vancouver International Airport.

When making reservations make sure to ask for the "InfoMine corporate rate".

  • Executive Hotel Le Soleil, named by Resorts & Great Hotels Magazine as "One of the Top 100 Hotels in the World," has been recipient of the American Automobile Association's (AAA) 4-Diamond rating since its opening. Executive Hotel Le Soleil differentiates itself with a unique mixture of stylish sophistication and old world elegance. Featuring 119 luxury boutique lodging accommodations, it is conveniently located across the street from the InfoMine/EduMine offices. Experience Copper Chimney restaurant's award winning chefs and enter into an exotic world of Indian fusion food.
    The Hotel Le Soleil website link is: http://www.hotellesoleil.com
  • Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver: make yourself at home in one of the Metropolitan Hotel's 197 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites. Enjoy the Metropolitan's 24-hour Business Center; fully-equipped Health Club with indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, and squash court; and the Diva at the Met restaurant, a AAA 4-Diamond rated restaurant featuring Vancouver's finest cuisine, celebrated Chef's table, and distinguished wine cellar. The Metropolitan has received a "4 Green Keys" rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program.
    To book your room online with our personal InfoMine corporate rate link go to: http://private.metropolitan.com/VDZKNSEDL2.
    The Metropolitan Hotel's website link is: http://www.metropolitan.com/vanc/
  • Vancouver’s most art-full hotel, the Listel Hotel is a cultural tourist’s dream and a showcase for eco-friendly practices. Packed with original art, this 129 room boutique hotel boasts comfortable, contemporary furnishings and a perfect location in the West End, the city’s most eclectic shopping and dining neighbourhood. The hotel is also home to Forage, a pioneer in sustainable restaurant operations and home to Chef Chris Whittaker’s award-winning farm-to-table fare. Forage is known for its small plate dining and BC wine and craft beer on tap.
    The Listel Hotel's website link is: http://www.thelistelhotel.com.
    To book the InfoMine corporate rate (inclusive of breakfast), please email reservations@thelistelhotel.com
  • Days Inn Downtown Vancouver Hotel: experience the modern comforts of the historic full-service business hotel located in the core of downtown Vancouver. Their West Coast hospitality will ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Discover true value at the Days Inn Downtown Vancouver Hotel as they provide FREE Wireless Internet, Bottled Water / Tea & Small Business Center. InfoMine’s corporate rate includes $10.00 breakfast voucher, best available room at check-in, Day Pass to Health and Fitness Centre around the corner.

    The Days Inn Downtown website is: http://www.daysinnvancouver.com/.
    To book the InfoMine corporate rate, please mention code C030 and call directly to +1-604-681-4335.

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 short course 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 a short course 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.

A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 10 or more business days prior to the first day of the course. Cancellations thereafter will be liable for the loss of the full fee.

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.