About this course…

A Bedrock in Mining 

  • The course is designed as a high-level introduction to the Mining Industry; Its intent is to raise awareness, not provide a detailed technical explanation or to educate graduate type students.
  • The intended audience for this course is individuals with new responsibilities, both direct and indirect, within the Mining Sector.  They are likely to be Managers and Executives that are new to Mining; Government officials, Regulators and Agency representatives, and other similarly interested parties.
  • The list of topics with the time allotted for each will define the limits to the depth and breadth of material to be presented.  (High level introduction to raise awareness)
  • The course is scheduled for delivery in one week with 6 lecture hours per day.  Day 1-4 will provide a foundational understanding with Day 5 designed to inform participants of the current Opportunities and Issues in the Mining Industry.  Lectures are designed in 1-to-3-hour sessions with multiple lecturers covering respective topics.
  • The Day 2 Mining Methods lecture is scheduled to be presented in the Edgar Mine underground classroom.
  • A half-day tour of the Climax Mine will be scheduled for Day 4.

Who should attend?

New responsibilities within Mining Sector (direct and indirect)

  • Management, Executives new to Mining
  • Government Officials (including Congressional Staffers)
  • Regulators/Agencies
  • Entrepreneurs looking to get into Mining Space
  • Other Interested Parties

Continuing education credit

Colorado School of Mines will award 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to participants who complete this course.


The course will be taught on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Learn more…

Travel and accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.

Course directors and instructors

Presented by world renowned CSM Mining and related department faculty

Course program

A listing of the topics covered in the course is available. Learn more…


Registration for the Spring session will be provided soon  Learn more…

Further technical information

For more information about the course content, please contact:

Bill Zisch
J. Steven Whisler
Professor of Practice
Mining Engineering Department
Colorado School of Mines
Email: learn@mines.edu

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