This course is for anyone concerned with the mineralogy and processing of precious metals from ores. It provides in depth coverage of topics relevant to precious metals processing, including:
- the nature of precious metal ores and how this affects processing
- technical knowledge of the concentration and recovery of precious metals from gravity concentration, to flotation and leaching processes including cyanidation, and extracting refractory gold including oxidative pretreatment
- the environmental impact of cyanidation when things go wrong
- operational aspects of processing including process development, case examples of process flow sheets, sampling and analyses, that optimize recoveries.
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, geologists and anyone else who needs a good understanding of the mineralogy and processing of precious metal ores.
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
- Leaching Processes
- Gold Lixiviants
- Merril Crowe – Cementation
- Carbon Adsorption
- Activated Carbon Properties
- Carbon in Leach (CIL)
- Carbon in Pulp (CIP)
- Carbon Columns (Heap Leaching)
- Gold Recovery
- Refractory Gold
- Pressure Oxidation
- Environmental Protection
- Fate of Cyanide in the Environment
- Cyanide Management
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.
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%.
The course will be held at InfoMine Inc, Vancouver, Canada, Suite 640 - 580 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C. Detailed arrival instructions will be sent to all participants 10-14 days prior to the commencement of the course.
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".
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.
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.