INTRODUCTION TO MINING
An interactive and energetic course giving an overview of the core aspects of mining
Introduction to Mining Course
This course contains 7 modules and includes:
INTRODUCTION TO MINING
Why do we mine? Where do we mine? What do we mine?
GEOLOGY & EXPLORATION
How do minerals and metals form in the Earth's crust?
What methods are used to find our resources?
How do we ensure that our mines are closed responsibly?
Prefeasability, feasability and long-term planning to ensure our projects are profitable and sustainable.
What methods are used to extract our resources? (open pit mining, underground mining, other)
Case study of your choosing & summary of course information
How do we break down, concentrate, refine or smelt the minerals and metals that we need?
Who is this course for?
Anyone new to the mining sector or interested in understanding the basics of mining. Every course is specially tailored to the requirements of the participants
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
—Jordyn Aitken, HSE Systems Manager ALLTECH
"I never expected an online training to be so energetic and interactive, but I didn’t feel at all like we were missing anything by not being in a classroom. So many great takeaways for me (as is evidenced by my copious notes taken), and I leave the training feeling inspired with plenty of food for thought. Really brilliant training, and I wish I’d taken it sooner! So thanks to you all for everything."
-Understanding why we mine, how our mining methods have changed through history / where we might in the future.
-Understanding the mining value chain: Geology and Exploration (selecting where to mine and why); Mining (open pit and underground); Processing (crushing to refining); Ship and sell; Mine and plant closure.
-Recognising the risks and challenges faced by the mining sector (inclusive of social, political, government relations, environment, health, safety etc) and those who interact with it.
-A robust overview of the different steps in the mining process, together with key terminology, critical for interacting with technical experts
-An enhanced understanding of the technical and sustainable aspects of the mining value chain inclusive of risks faced and managed by the mining sector.
Meet one of the trainers
DR SARAH GORDON
Dr Sarah Gordon is passionate about both risk management and training. No matter where she is delivering her training courses, be it in the heart of the Congo or in the Satarla Training Centre in London, they are always energetic, informative and fun.
Sarah started out as an Exploration Geologist, working for one of the world’s largest mining companies. Lucky enough to have lived and worked in countries like Canada, Brazil, South Africa and the UK, she moved from Geology into Safety & Sustainability and then Risk Management.
In 2014, Sarah co-founded Satarla with two other risk management experts: Laura Mallabone (Engineer) and Tankiso Moloi (Accountant). Together, they have built Satarla to the 75-strong (and counting!) Associates of today, based all around the world.
Satarla is passionate about making risk management real and practical. Our three focal points of Risk Management Training, Consultancy and Research enable Satarla to constantly challenge best practice within risk management and ensure all advice given is based on experience.
Sarah is an accredited trainer and course designer for the Institute of Risk Management, Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College London, Associate Researcher at the University of Johannesburg, Chair for Foreign and External Affairs at the Geological Society of London and the CEO of Satarla.