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MINE 201 Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing

MINE 201  Introduction to Mining and Mineral Processing  Units: 4.00  

This course presents and overview of all aspects of mining from exploration, financing, development and mining operations. Underground and open pit mining are contrasted. Mineral processing systems for the production of gold, diamonds, copper, nickel, zinc and iron will be studied. Topics include decision-making process related to world market commodity pricing, mine planning and design, mining equipment, blasting and environmental considerations. Concepts of sustainability from economic, social and environmental perspective will be explored. Case studies, a major field trip and related assessment will be used to illustrate principles taught and how they are applied in a practical situation. Conservation equations for mass and energy, process flow diagrams, material and energy balances, First Law of Thermodynamics.
(Lec: 3, Lab: 0, Tut: 1)

Requirements: Prerequisites: must be enrolled in Mining Engineering, or permission of instructor Corequisites: Exclusions:   
Offering Term: F  
CEAB Units:    
Mathematics 0  
Natural Sciences 12  
Complementary Studies 0  
Engineering Science 36  
Engineering Design 0  
Offering Faculty: Fac of Engineering Appl Sci