Tentative Course Schedule

The program runs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Breaks are scheduled in the morning and afternoon, and a continental breakfast is available each day before class. Lunch is also included each day. All attendees must check in at the Registration Desk on the first day of the program. Check-in opens at 7:30 AM.

Day 1

1) Course Background and Introduction
  Course Outline
    Logistics
    Learning Objectives
2) Life Cycle of a Mine
  Project Development Cycle (Technical/Operational)
    Location, Prospecting, Exploration, Funding, Feasibility, Development, Start-up, Operations, Reclamation, Closure
  Sustainable Development Cycle (Social Performance)
    Stakeholder engagement, License to Operate, Sustainability, International Standards
3) Ore Deposits
  Rock Types; Deposit Types
  Worldwide Distribution of Mineral Occurrences
    Grade, Size, Accessibility
  Ore Resources / Reserves
    Estimations
    Classifications
  Exploration Process

Day 2

4) Mining
Methods
Surface
Underground
In-Situ
Other
Surface Mine Design
Block Models
Economic Break-Even
Ore/Waste Determination
Underground Mine Design
Methods
Selection / Application
Economics
Surface Mining – Unit Operations
Production Process
Components of Cost
Underground Mining – Unit Operations
Production Process
Components of Cost
5) Mineral Processing
Extractive Metallurgy
Methods and Applications
Grade and Recovery
Concentrate Sales and Marketing
6) Safety
Physical
Health
Environmental Safety
Sustainability
Risk Management
Mine Risk
Project Risk
Geo-Political Risk
Social/Environmental Risk
Project Uncertainty

Day 3

7) Environmental
Considerations and Requirements
Baseline Data
Management Systems
Waste Management
Reclamation
Closure
8) Permitting
Process
Law and Regulations
Steps, Costs, Timeliness (baselines)
Agencies
International Standards
9) Community Engagement
Steps in the Engagement Process
Timing / Scheduling
Resource Availability
International Standards
Case Studies

Day 4

10) Technical Reports
  Study Classification
    Initial Scoping
    Preliminary Economic Assessments
    Pre- Feasibility
    Feasibility
    Development Plan
    Bankable Study
  NI 43-101 Reports
  Global Standards and Definitions
11) Investment Analysis
  Discounted Cash Flow
  Economic and Business Considerations
  Mine Finance
    Available Options
    Data Requirements
    Considerations
12) Global Mining Industry Structure
  Mining Company Structure
  Land and Legal
  Metal/Commodity Structure and Trading
Tentative Mine Tour 

Day 5

13) Current Opportunities and Issues in Mining
Trends in Operational Efficiencies
Decarbonization / Emissions Monitoring
Autonomous Operations
Artificial Intelligence
Evolving Technologies
Exploration
Recycling
Mineral Extraction
Current Issues
Available Options
Water Availability and Use
Sustainability/Responsible Mining
Power Sources and Infrastructure
Workforce Availability
Critical Minerals
Definition
Development of Critical Minerals List