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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.


The theory and practical training of "3D-Technology of Mineral Processing and Sample Preparation for Mineral Research" which includes cost-effective most environmentally benign and complementary methods of Electric Pulse Disaggregation (EPD) and Hydroseparation (HS) used for precise and comprehensive studies of rocks, ores & their process products.


CAD geological modelling, mine design and production planning are the backbone of modern mining operations, supporting new project development, economic evaluation of mining projects and optimising daily operations. Understanding how this technology works is a basic requirement for mining peofessionals.


Understanding the drivers of economic viability of a mineral extraction project is of fundamental importance. Especially for bulk commodities external factors can have as much of an influence on mine economics as internal factors. Therefore, mineral economics in bulk commodities need to focus on the entire supply and demand system.

Social license to operate is a high-ranking priority for mining operators. To reduce project delay or disapproval risks, a collaborative planning framework is proposed to increase visibility of social and environmental challenges, to improve communications, and to facilitate collaboration between multi-discipline stakeholders.

“Automated Materials Characterization” / “Automated Mineralogy” is an analytical technique based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image analysis coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS).


This course provides a non-technical introduction to the basic concepts of mineral exploration, ore extraction, mineral processing, and mine waste management, with numerous examples, figures and images of mining. Also included are some key aspects of the economics of a mining and mineral processing operation.

This course will give you tools to improve your operational cash flow models and budgeting tools. The effects of market and project uncertainties are discussed and methods to include their effects into feasibility analysis / budgeting are provided. Also methods to deal with uncertainty realizations are discussed and modeled.

The Certified Water Steward online training programme is the first of its kind globally and is accredited by the European Water Stewardship Standard (EWS). The programme aims to support designated water stewards with training on how to lower water consumption and reduce operating costs while protecting the environment.

This course looks at where important materials in products we use every day come from and how these materials can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops. This is the aim of the Circular Economy, but it doesn’t happen on its own. It is the result of choices and strategies by suppliers, designers, businesses, policymakers and all of us as consumers.


It is common ground that we live in a finite world with a limited availability of natural resources. Yet, our current economic system is based on unlimited growth and extraction. Usually, this system is referred to as a linear economy model, where take - make - use - waste are the distinct steps of processing and later disposal.

If everyone on the planet consumed like the average European, we would need almost three planets earth to sustain the global economy.

Only recently, in March 2020, the EU has adopted circularity as the new economic paradigm for Europe. So what exactly is a “circular economy” and how can companies respond to this new economic paradigm?

This course will create and deliver high quality education by formalizing existing knowledge on secondary materials and residues with a focus on their possible use as raw materials and with special emphasis on the challenges of industry using recent research findings.

CARONTE aims to design, pilot and disseminate innovative approaches and strategies in retrieving, effectively organizing and properly sharing among colleagues scientific and technical information regarding the science and innovation frontiers within companies operating in the raw materials sector that are focusing their activities on recycling (and substitution themes).

Corporate Social Responsibility, Geoethics, Social License to Operate, Responsible Sourcing are concepts related to the interface between mineral projects (exploration and mining), the natural environment and people (from local populations to global activist associations). This course discusses these concepts, their relations and their practical application to exploration and mining companies and professionals.

This course will discuss creation of exploration start up 'Inkubator' companies with a hands on approach of creating a group start up company and funding it with aspects including legal, technical and corporate. It will involve operations, including ongoing funding mechanisms, shareholder communication and endgame scenarios.

Efficient crushing and grinding requires a good understanding of breakage and sizing fundamentals, it needs an appropriate understanding of the corresponding machinery and it is based on a careful process design.

This webinar will enable participants to apply theoretical knowledge of statistics to resolve applied mining problems.  Participants will gain an understanding of what data to collect, how to measure it, and with what frequency? The data cleansing, validation, exploration, visualisation and integration phases will also be presented. In doing so, participants will be exposed to excel spreadsheets in order to appropriately find patterns, gain insights and communicate results.

The discovery of the African diamond fields (South Africa, Namibia, Congo and Angola), in conjunction with the rise of the United States into the world economic leadership fueled the rapid development of the diamond industry. New deposits were found in Australia and Canada in the last quarter of the XX century (after the communist USSR – now Russia – also became a major diamond source in the second half of the XX century).

Natural, rare, beautiful, durable materials – the stuff of legend, gems attract us and excite our imagination. Diamonds have been known, coveted and used by humankind since Antiquity; India was their only source until around 1723, when they were discovered in Brazil.

The course aims to prepare participants to become more effective eco-innovators no matter where they reside in an organization. They can learn to become better managers in realizing their innovative idea and developing the managerial and entrepreneurial skills necessary to bring an innovative idea to market .

This course will provide you with the knowledge about the current electrochemical treatment of industrial waters as well as give the tools to improve and assess water treatment on sites. The effect of electrochemical treatment on the removal of contaminants, possible application and feasibility studies are discussed during the course. You leave the course with the ready and assessed solution to treat your water streams.


This course explores several aspects of the Enhanced landfill mining concept from landfill characterization to sustainable dynamic landfill management. This course aims at identifying economically profitable landfill to recover resources (land, energy, materials) and/or implement successful redevelopment project on site.

This course discusses the exploration, evaluation, valuation and reporting of mineral deposits process as shaped by local and global economic, social and political variables, forces and actors rather than only by technology and the geology, metallogeny, physical and chemical properties of ores and mineral deposits.

The exploration, evaluation, valuation and reporting of mineral deposits is a process shaped by local and global economic, social and political variables, forces and actors rather than only by technology and the geology, metallogeny, physical and chemical properties of ores and mineral deposits.

Geochemical exploration has evolved over the past 30 years from traditionally focused (mineral) resource identification to a multi-element, multi-media toolbox.

Short course in geometallurgy delivered to industrial mining professionals.

The European Union (EU) is one of the major trading partners of Nigeria. Solid minerals raw materials are critical to the EU industrial sector and economy. However, some factors, which include increased demand by emerging economies, shift in trade policies, inadequate supply and increasing demand by the producing countries amongst others, are limiting accessibility to these raw materials. Consequently, the EU industries need to explore new sources of mineral raw materials to mitigate the risk of non-availability and ensure sustainable operations. The data on Nigeria’s solid mineral raw materials sector will assist raw materials supply chain managers, prospective investors and researchers with information on availability, quantity, quality, sustainable supply and government policies in the mineral raw materials sector to plan their operations and make sound business decisions.

P5 stands for People, Planet, Profit, Process and Product. The P5 Impact Analysis is a tool that can be utilized to assess and/or compare options for various project components, to facilitate making sustainability-informed decisions and recommendations for the best possible outcomes of a project, aligned with the 5Ps.

This free webinar is presented in association with edumine.

Join us to find out how and why effective outcomes happen when multi-discipline teams really hash out ESG risks together.


Due diligence can be very stressful, time consuming, and sometimes even boring. As a result, investors tend to take shortcuts, and invest with partial information and/or using their gut feelings. These can lead to disastrous results.

The objective of this course is to show investors how to quickly and efficiently gather and collect data, and to then use that information to analyse a junior mining, exploration or development company.

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INNOMAT: the course to make your business more resilient to risks in materials supply

The course aims to provide technical updates regarding the management of raw materials and resources, with reference to the European national and regional raw materials policy. Also dealing with national and regional forecasts, the course aims to provide strategic suggestions in resource planning and in production management.

How is your company prioritizing post COVID-19 strategies for the new normals? Participation in this course will help students to learn about and to apply holistic methodologies, circular economy concepts and B-corporation business models, that are essential for the sustainable transition to equitable and resilient supply chains in the context of challenges like climate changes, economic disruptions, pandemics and other crises.

This is an introductory course on the international policies, reporting frameworks, standards, good practices and guidelines for mineral projects and assets.

This is an introductory course on the valuation of mineral assets, focusing on:

  1. The international valuation standards and guidelines. 
  2. The methods used in the valuation of the several types of mineral properties.
From Raw Materials to Sustainable Products

The 4L-Alloys School will train professionals to improve the sustainability of high quality manufacturing of Al-based products, taking advantage of the potential of recycling and recycled alloys.

Exploration of the nature and importance of change. Comprehend the main factors within an organisation which face change both internally & externally. Role of organisation culture in the change process. How to plan and implement a broad strategy for introducing change. Application of management change techniques to a variety of organisations.


In order to understand the impacts of metals on aquatic ecosystems, it is first important to understand the principles of ecology, what an aquatic ecosystem is, and how metals from all stages in the life of a mine are discharged to these ecosystems. The author then examines the properties of metals and how they enter these ecosystems from mining and other human activities.

This is a practical course; the solution of practical exercises is oriented to give the numerical techniques applied in metallurgical balances which is the fundamental of specialized software. Using methods for checking of correctness of material balance of separation operations, quality control with correction of errors in operation conditions.


Mining Explained is a layperson's guide to mining that has become a respected reference. It is published in book format by the Northern Miner, a Canadian mining newspaper since 1915. This online course is developed from the 11th edition of Mining Explained.

This respected reference on exploration, mining and metallurgy and investing explains in layperson's terms how minerals are discovered, extracted, refined and marketed. Also included is an extensive 33 page glossary of mining terms.

This course covers Basic Geology, Prospecting, Sampling and Drilling, Mining Methods, Metals Markets, Investing in Mining... and much more.

Metals recovery through pyro- and/or hydrometallurgical route is a complex and multidimensional process where multiple unit operations are used. Metallurgical unit operations are most often multiphase systems, and research and development faces many of the challenges typically found with such systems. In view of the complexity of the task, the use of sophisticated modeling and simulation tools is a valid approach for analysis of the important phenomena behind the operations, their interactions and relative importance.

The course discusses the natural, social and economic forces and events that shape the mineral industry.

This Online Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is a training programme with a difference. University Certified and created by industry experts, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to identify, analyse and develop solutions for Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement Projects.

The online Management & Leadership development programme is designed for working professionals seeking to deepen their managerial & leadership skills, while also achieving university certification. This training offers participants the opportunity to learn more about their own management style, how best to lead and motive others and best practice.

This course aims to provide the trainee with an informed and practical grounding in the concepts, value and application of Organizational Behavior.

Over the last 30 years, portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) has become a key technique for field geochemical analyses, for both mining and environmental applications. pXRF provides real-time decision support for operational field decisions in the areas of exploration, mining, site remediation or waste management.


The focus of the course will be to highlight the nature and dynamics of these interactions among multiple players with different goals and concerns—corporations, communities, First Nations, interest groups, unions, governments—and the development of perspectives, tools, and strategies that today's leaders and managers can put to use on the ground and in the boardroom.

The proposed short course/interactive workshop provides an overview of the current use of chemical, mineralogical and metallurgical data in ore profiling, modeling, forecasting and process troubleshooting in Copper-(Moly/Gold) Operations.

Many proponents in the extractive sector are experiencing extended permitting delays or denials due to opposing stakeholders. To reduce risks causing such external concerns and delays, a front-end planning & mapping framework is proposed to increase visibility and understanding of complex systems, improve communications, and facilitate collaboration between multi-discipline stakeholders.

The course presents and discusses big data and data science techniques and their applications in the exploration, mining and sustainable use of raw materials and energy resources in the XXI century and beyond.

This course presents and discusses the international policies, reporting frameworks, standards, good practices and guidelines for mineral projects and assets.

The project ReUK has compiled workshop material that enables decision makers to start an in-house transition process from linear to circular business making. This training course supports workshop participants in setting up reuse or remanufacturing activities in their own businesses.

Metallurgy is a key enabler of a circular economy (CE), its digitalization is the metallurgical Internet of Things (m-IoT). In short: Metallurgy is at the heart of a CE, as metals all have strong intrinsic recycling potentials.


A growing global population and shift to global equality has created a dependence on mining; and yet, external stakeholders continue to challenge the environmental assessment space, engagement processes and requirements, as well as cause increasing stringency in regulatory requirements and management standards for such developments.

Put simply, external stakeholders now want to either be involved in the decision-making process, or to be able to clearly see how impacts to people and planet have been considered and avoided for large developments.


If you're mine design teams struggle with how to address ESG or SDG objectives, or you’ve been trying to break down silos to facilitate collaborative problem solving, then you’ve found a course that can help. The interactive processes explored during the course facilitate dialogue and informed decision-making around a number of project objectives, helping to reduce negative impacts of projects on the environment, and create positive benefits to the local economy, and the corporate bottom line. The processes also provide a means to boost external multi-stakeholder engagement, in turn reducing project delays or risks of disapproval.


This course is presented in association with edumine

A strategic social management system can help a company think about its relationship with communities, the extent of the risks posed to their construction or operations and can help a company to assess and manage the social issues, strategies and benefits that are important to the project stakeholders over time. This course provides an introduction to the key components of successful strategic social management.

Due to the impact of the pandemic, financial crisis, short-time work - uncertainty, anxiety are increasing and we feel more stressed than ever before! This interactive online-seminars, will help you to reflect and change personal stress factors routines and behavior patterns. You will be more productive, recharge faster and improve your self-awareness. For a better work-life-balance & less stress!

During this 3-day intensive course, the outcome for the participants will be a better understanding of how to develop, apply and implement Process Integration (PI) for different systems.


This course discusses the principles and practice of surface water management at mines.

An international and effective training programme for extractive industry professionals and managers that will support and facilitate participants’ abilities to develop sustainable and innovative business models and operations.

Due to the impact of the pandemic & advancing digitization, working environments have changed! Teams are working more remotely, and we have to motivate ourselves within home-office even more to get things done! This interactive online-workshops, will help you to increase your productivity, getting to know tools & tips to be more structured & self-disciplined. To have more time for the important things in life!

Time management is the key to keep a healthy work life balance and sustain your professional capabiity especially when working in high-stress and hectic enviroments like international projects in the raw materials sector. This seminar will help you organize yourself and increase your effectiveness.


The main idea of the course is to highlight the importance of fatigue problems and to qualify the participants to identify, evaluate and prevent fatigue motivated defects. Therefore, a training on two consecutive days will present the full range of fatigue analysis by presenting the theory and by practical experiments.

This course aims to build the foundation for outstanding self-leadership through instructor-guided evaluative self-discoveries. By gaining a better understanding of themselves students will feel more empowered and in control of their professional and personal learning journey.

This module builds on the foundations laid by TPPD 1 for outstanding self-leadership through instructor-guided evaluative self-discoveries. TPPD 2 requires and builds on the successful completion of TPPD 1 which instils initial self-awareness and foundation for further personal and professional development.

  • Live Online Training with 2 trainers
  • Participants will be able to know how to produce bite-sized videos which will be attractive and well produced for their target audience

This course concerns the valuation of mineral assets, focusing on:

  • The international valuation standards and guidelines. 
  • The methods used in the valuation of the several types of mineral properties.

Market turbulence significantly affects the mining industry. While the intrinsic value of a mineral project is still a key consideration, understanding the interrelationship between technical and financial risk to truly understand the long term value of an asset, helps companies make better investment (or divestment) decisions. Companies that are able to secure debt finance for both development and acquisition of advanced projects have greater strategic flexibility. Understanding how debt impacts the valuation of projects allows for an objective approach to determining levels of gearing; this is relevant to both the investment banking and mining communities. The Valuation of Mineral Projects course is designed to address these issues.


Principles and Guidance for Responsible Exploration is one of a series of courses developed from e3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration, a guideline developed by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to help exploration companies continuously improve their social, environmental and health and safety performance and to comprehensively integrate these three aspects into all of their exploration programs around the world.