From Drilling to Mining – for Field and Mine Technicians
Presenters: Susan Havlin – Principal Consultant; Ian Glacken – Executive Consultant; Anthony Cook – Principal Consultant;
This 1-day course gives attendees an understanding of:
the mine value chain from discovery through to production
what goes into making a mine
a review of exploration, resource definition and grade control sampling methods
the practical aspects of sampling errors
the importance of QAQC.
Areas covered in this course include:
Find anomalies (geochemical, geophysical, geological), test anomalies (drilling types and sample types); define resources (volume and grade estimation from data); define reserves (optimisation and cost considerations); production; open pit and underground mining methods and terminology.
Exploration sampling methods (rock chip, channels, RAB, LAG); resource definition sampling methods (RC and DDH drilling); grade control sampling methods (open pit and underground), process control sampling (briefly) and QC samples.
Sampling errors and how to minimise them:
Correct; incorrect; sub sampling methods; core cutting; splitting methods; sampling blasthole cones; pulp and reject.
Why QAQC is so important and how to do it correctly.
Open pit (spotting, floor levels); underground (ore-tracking).
Duration (in days)
Price in AU Dollars
In-house /Online or Onsite training is a cost-effective way of getting your whole team trained.