These free courses and events are being part-funded by the European Social Fund, part of the European Structural and Investment Fund 2014-2020 Programme in England, and being delivered through the Widening Participation through Skills in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Project.

Mining 101

  • Course Start: July 2018
  • Course Duration: 16 July to 5 October
  • Location: Online and the Penryn Campus

Delivered by a team of academics from the Camborne School of Mines at the University of Exeter Penryn campus, this course aims to introduce you to the mining life cycle and allow you to gain a broad understanding of the mining industry.

The module will be delivered over a period of 12 weeks using online lectures, PowerPoint presentations, documents and reference material in pdf format, mp3 podcasts, videos, e-tivities, discussion boards; and through face to face teaching, and includes three half day campus based study sessions.

Whilst the course is primarily online, there will be three half day sessions on the Penryn campus. Whilst the actual dates for this are yet to be finalised, it is anticipated that they will be in weeks 1, 6 and 12.

The course will cover the following units::

  • Unit 1: Introduction to the Mining Pipeline and forces driving the demand for minerals and exploration activity
  • Unit 2: Geology, rock properties and processes of mineral deposit formation
  • Unit 3: Mineral Exploration programmes and techniques
  • Unit 4: Extraction- the main mining methods
  • Unit 5: The main mineral processing techniques
  • Unit 6: Mine closure and impact
  • Unit 7: Mineral economics and the mining business landscape in Cornwall

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded 15 credits at Level 3 in Mining 101.

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To find out more about our free short courses or to register your interest in this course please contact the Project Support Officer.