The Business of Mining

Обучение бесплатное
Сертификация платная
10 месяцев
О курсе

Mining underpins much of our technology and industries as well as modern society in general. A successful mine should be run efficiently and responsibly from exploration through to closure, with sound economic management every step of the way. In this course you’ll examine the business aspect of mining, focusing on the life cycle of a gold mine and discovering the technical and economic issues that affect the exploration, planning, operation and closure of a large-scale mining project.

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The Business of Mining
Learn the theory behind running a mine and see if you've got what it takes to explore, plan, operate and close a mining operation.
Что Вы изучите?
  • By the end of this course you will be able to:Discover how new mineral deposits are found and examine the economic factors that govern their development.
  • Plan the complete life cycle of a mine, from initial infrastructure requirements through to operation, closure and rehabilitation.
  • Experience the 'living plan' of a mine and see how extraction and processing of minerals is constantly adjusted to suit market conditions.
  • Investigate how economics and market forces influence the decision to close a mine.
Felix Chan
Felix Chan
Associate Professor, School of Economics and Finance Curtin University

Felix is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University and a Fellow of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. He joined the School of Economics and Finance in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer. He was previously appointed as a Statistical Analyst for the WA Police Service in 2004 and Australian Post-Doctoral Fellow Industry (APDI) in 2005. Felix was also co-founder and partner of Insight Horizon Consulting.

Felix has published in a number of international referred journals such as: Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Econometric Reviews, Scientometrics, Tourism Management, Applied Economics, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation and Environmental Modelling and Software. He is an investigator of several projects funded by the Australian Research Council and actively engaged in research with various industry partners including the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority and Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WA).

Steve Hall
Steve Hall
Executive Director, Mining Education Australia Curtin University
Steve Hall is a leading Australian academic in mining education. Steve developed the concept and structure of The Business of Mining in late 2014. 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), an Academician of the Russian Academy of Mining Sciences and the regional representative for the World Forum of Universities of Resources on Sustainability. Steve was Director of the Western Australian School of Mines from 2010 until early 2016. Steve is currently responsible for Mining Education Australia, a collaborative venture in curriculum development, research and delivery across the four partner Universities (New South Wales, Queensland, Adelaide and Curtin).
Bryan Maybee
Bryan Maybee
Senior Lecturer, WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering Curtin University
Dr. Bryan Maybee is a Senior Lecturer and Research Associate with the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET). Prior to these appointments, Dr. Maybee held positions as Financial Officer, Research Associate (Mine Planning) and Project Leader with MIRARCO – Mining Innovation, a Canadian not-for-profit mining research organization housed at Laurentian University in Canada. Dr. Maybee is a Consultant to the World Bank working on issues associated with the taxation of mineral projects in Africa. He holds a PhD in Natural Resources Engineering from Laurentian University and a MBA from Dalhousie University, specializing in Finance and Accounting. His research looks at the application of theories and tools from the finance industry to foster improved strategic decision-making practices within the minerals sector. This research has seen him work with many major mining companies developing tools and methodologies to improve the underground planning process.
Dan Packey
Dan Packey
Director, Master of Science Mineral and Energy Economics Curtin University
Professor Packey is the Director of the Master of Science in Mineral and Energy Economics at Curtin University. Dr. Packey has worked for the International Copper Association, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oakridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. He has conducted educational/management training in Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, South Korea, and United States of America. Dr. Packey’s research includes the profitable use of mine waste, rare earth markets, hydroelectric combined cycle generation, nontechnical risks in extractive industries and the optimization between mitigation and adaptation in climate change response strategies. Dan is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the International Association of Energy Economists and the Economic Society of Australia.
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