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MISC 220 - Mining & Mineral Exploration Technology (MMET)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 220 16 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 220 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

As one of the largest users of high-technology equipment and applications, the mining industry requires practitioners who have the skills necessary to keep up with these advances. This program focuses on geology, mining methods, exploration technology, and surveying for mining operations and mineral explorations. 

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the relationships between physical rock properties and geophysical responses of rocks
  • Conducting a geometrical structural analysis
  • Understanding the scientific basis of mineral, energy and natural resource exploration
  • Understanding of the importance of data quality collection, analysis, processes techniques
  • Learning about mine planning and mine start-ups

Who Should Attend?

  • Underground miners
  • Supervisors
  • Blasting Engineers 
  • Health and safety representatives

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to the minerals industry
  • Basic geology and geomorphology
  • Main types of rocks and their creation
  • Selecting exploration location 
  • Surveying theory for mining

Day 2

  • Orebody modeling
  • Limitations of modelling
  • Grade estimation
  • Geostatistics
  • Conditional simulation
  • Resource/reserve estimation and statutory requirements

Day 3

  • Surface mining – Open pit mining
  • Overview of open pit mining
  • Why open pit?
  • Examining the different surface mining equipment and their uses
  • Excavators
  • Front end loaders
  • Surface miners
  • Trolley assist
  • Drilling and blasting

Day 4

  • Examining the open pit mining cycle
  • Grade control
  • The role of geologists in production
  • Other surface mining methods
  • Underground mining
  • Mine planning
  • What is ore and what is waste 
  • Pit optimization
  • Measuring the quality of the rock
  • Shafts vs. declines
  • Stockpiling, blending and storage of minerals

Day 5

  • Mineral processing
  • Environmental Applications 
  • Exploration and Mine Safety
  • Industry challenges & the future