Optiro - Mining and Geology Fundamentals for non-miners

Event Date: 
05 April 2017
$1 400.00
Optiro Head Office
Level 1, 16 Ord Street
West Perth

This 1-day course has been specifically designed for non-miners working, investing, financing or associated with the mining industry – who need to understand the key fundamentals about the mine cycle. The course takes you from exploration through to mine closure.

Attendees will learn about: the key geology concepts; drilling and sampling; resource estimation and classification, and how a mining company takes a project through to a mining reserve; how to interpret company reports on their mineral resources and exploration results; the mining cycle for underground and open pit mines; the basics of capital and operating costs; pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; mine planning to optimise production; mine closure; and of course the key terminology of the mining industry.

Attendees will:
• Gain a greater understanding of the entire mine cycle
• Learn about the operational practices of the mining industry
• Understand and interpret the frequently used terminology
• Have a clear understanding of the key fundamentals and concepts of geology and mining
• Appreciate the importance of drilling and sampling
• Learn about resource estimation, classification and the writing of the reports according to the reporting codes
• How to understand and interpret company reports
• Learn about the different mining methods and understand the principles of mine design and planning
• Learn about the basics of capital and operational costs and how they are incorporated into project valuation
• Gain an understanding of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
• Learn about mine closure and rehabilitation

The Presenter:
Mark Drabble B.App.Sci. (Geology) University of Technology (Sydney), MAusIMM, MAIG
Mark is a geologist with more than 25 years’ experience in underground and open pit production, resource development, resource estimation, consulting and geological management at operational and corporate levels. Specialising in the visualisation and 3D modelling of mineralised systems, Mark has interpreted mine scale geological models of many metalliferous mineral deposits utilising grade control and exploration data to realise greater value from the available information. Mark has commodity experience in gold, nickel, manganese, chromite, copper, lead and zinc, and is proficient in the use of Surpac software for resource modelling and estimation. Mark’s skills are based on the application of practical geology, risk assessment, communication and team development.

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Contact: Diana Titren - Training and Marketing Manager -

+61 08 9215 0000
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