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A broad study of surface and underground mining technology methods. Mining terminology. Selection of representative mining methods including relative economics. Typical mining facilities and equipment. Mine safety and environment management.

Mining engineers plan and manage operations to exploit minerals from underground or open-pit mines, safely and efficiently. They design and direct mining operations and infrastructure including: drilling; blasting; loading and hauling; tunnel creation and maintenance; access road planning and maintenance; water and power supplies. Mining engineers may supervise other engineers, surveyors, geologists, scientists and technicians working on a mine site and may find employment in metropolitan or regional locations or in different countries.

For more than a century, Curtin University's Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) has been committed to providing some of the World's finest mining and minerals education and facilities. With campuses in Perth and Kalgoorlie, its objective is a simple one: to meet the education and research needs of one of Australia's most important industries.

Introduction to Mining - HD Curtin University

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A broad study of surface and underground mining technology methods. Mining terminology. Selection of representative mining methods including relative economics. Typical mining facilities and equipment. Mine safety and environment management.

Mining engineers plan and manage operations to exploit minerals from underground or open-pit mines, safely and efficiently. They design and direct mining operations and infrastructure including: drilling; blasting; loading and hauling; tunnel creation and maintenance; access road planning and maintenance; water and power supplies. Mining engineers may supervise other engineers, surveyors, geologists, scientists and technicians working on a mine site and may find employment in metropolitan or regional locations or in different countries.

For more than a century, Curtin University's Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) has been committed to providing some of the World's finest mining and minerals education and facilities. With campuses in Perth and Kalgoorlie, its objective is a simple one: to meet the education and research needs of one of Australia's most important industries.

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    02 Surface Mining - Curtin WASM

    02 Surface Mining - Curtin WASM

    Dr Tad Szwedzicki is a principal consultant at AusWest Pty Ltd.

    • 1 hr 12 min
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    03 Underground Mining - Curtin WASM

    03 Underground Mining - Curtin WASM

    Dr Tad Szwedzicki is a principal consultant at AusWest Pty Ltd.

    • 1 hr 26 min
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    05 Mining Education - Curtin WASM

    05 Mining Education - Curtin WASM

    Professor Steve Hall is a leading Australian academic in mining education. He is the Director of Curtin University’s Western Australian School of Mines with responsibility for multiple campus delivery of programs in applied geology, spatial sciences, exploration geophysics, mining engineering and metallurgical engineering to around 1800 students. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mining Education Australia, a collaborative venture in curriculum development and delivery involving three partner Universities (New South Wales, Queensland and Adelaide).
    Steve is a metallurgical engineer with interests in socio-environmental aspects of mining, including mine closure. He has taught and researched in the UK, Canada and Australia. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and an Academician of the Russian Academy of Mining Sciences. He has extensive experience of African mining and leads the AusAID-funded Short Courses for Africa project on mining regulation and management.

    • 52 min
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    07 Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy - Curtin WASM

    07 Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy - Curtin WASM

    Professor Chris Aldrich has wide experience in the mineral processing and extractive metallurgical industries, particularly with regard to plant automation, continuous process improvement, statistical modelling and process control. He has published extensively in the chemical and metallurgical engineering literature, has been the recipient of a number of academic awards and honours and is actively involved in the mineral processing industries as a consultant.

    • 1 hr 19 min
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    09 Explosives Introduction - Curtin WASM

    09 Explosives Introduction - Curtin WASM

    James Tiedgen is a Blasting Engineer from Orica’s Mining Services.

    • 43 min
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    10 Water in Mining - Curtin WASM

    10 Water in Mining - Curtin WASM

    Presented by Maya Polanski.

    • 43 min

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