Simon Houlding

Previous VP Professional Development at InfoMine Inc

Simon Houlding


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A Vancouver-based professional engineer with an international practice providing services for mineral resource estimation, environmental assessment and online learning systems in mining and the geosciences.

Founder of EduMine (the professional development division of InfoMine Inc), the premier provider of online technical reference, continuing education and professional development for a global audience of mining and geoscience personnel and companies (

Founder of Lynx Geosystems Inc, developer of systems for advanced 3D modeling and geostatistical estimation in mining and the geosciences. Author of technical references for mineral deposit modeling and geostatistical estimation.

Qualifications include a Masters in Engineering (1972) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Awards include The CIM Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining (2015) and The CIM Robert Elver Award for Mineral Economics (2018).

Podcast - risk management trends

Sarah took part in The Northern Miner’s weekly podcast and discussed the recent trends in risk management and the importance of sustainability and how miners can better measure their ESG credentials. 


This course is for anyone who needs to interface with the mining industry: suppliers of equipment and services, government and regulators, administrative and support staff. You will learn what is current, topical and important in today’s mining scene. In short, you will get a comprehensive overview of the mining industry.

10 hours | 90 day access

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Geostatistics, Modeling and Analysis 1 – Data Structures and Theory is the first course in the series. It introduces geostatistics, data types and structures, and covers the basic concepts and theory of geostatistics. It then discusses the integration of geology with geostatistics and explains this through worked examples.

19 hours | 90 day access

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Geostatistics, Modeling and Analysis 2 – Applications and Uncertainty is the second course in the series and introduces practical applications of geostatistics in the geosciences and explains the associated statistical uncertainty of the results. The course covers areas such as uncertainty and probability, visualization and spatial analysis, practical data management, and where possible this is explained through worked examples.

16 hours | 90 day access

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Education Spotlight: 360 mining industry overview

The mining industry is buzzing with predictions about the dawn of a new commodity boom as metals prices rally to record highs and explorers scour the globe for metals needed to fuel the shift into the electric vehicle era.

Edumine was originally founded by 360 Introduction to the Mining Industry course author and industry veteran Simon Houlding, who is a recipient of the CIM medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining in 2015, and the Robert Elver award for Mineral Economics in 2018.

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