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MINE PLANNING BASICS FRIDAY - SO YOU WANNA BE A ROCK STAR??

This educational clip from Flocabulary explains how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed, how to identify a rock’s type and how the rock cycle can change one type of rock into another. Mine planning is after all about getting the rocks out, so might as well understand them a bit better...

INTEGRATED STRATEGIC PLANNING – A GAME CHANGER??

Attended Whittle Consulting's Integrated Strategic Planning seminar and I was blown away by the value to be had in the existing value chain from resource to market. If I try to explain it I might just end up confusing you, so I urge you to kindly have a look at the YouTube clip - I'll let the pro's do the talking... This might just be what your mine needs!!

M4NM ONLINE COURSE!!

The kind guys at RPMGlobal have agreed to reduce the price of this online course significantly to accommodate students and self-paying employees. The online Mining for Non-Miners training course is the perfect starting point if you work in, or with, the industry but don't come from a mining background. The course modules include: · Overview of the Mining Industry; · Geology, Exploration, Modelling & Reporting; · Mine Planning & Asset Management; · Surface Mining; · Underground Mining (Metals); · Underground Mining (Coal); as well as · Processing & Extractive Metallurgy. Mining for Non-Miners (Online) can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. The learning environment is fun,

MINING ROCKSTAR OF THE WEEK – VANADINITE!!

Vanadinite is a mineral composed of vanadium, lead, oxygen, and chlorine. It has a chemical composition of Pb5(VO4)3Cl. It is an important ore of vanadium and a minor source of lead. Vanadinite usually forms where lead minerals are oxidized, often in areas with an arid climate. It is not a common mineral, but it is found in small quantities in many parts of the world. It was given its name because of its vanadium content.

HAULSIM (UG) ONLINE TRAINING!!

The HAULSIM (Underground) Online course provides flexible and convenient training on the core features of RPM’s HAULSIM solution. Participants will learn how to simulate productivity and cost of equipment, through pre-configured workshops designed around real-life scenarios. The learning outcomes of the course are: · Navigate around the software · Access the product’s help · Create and update a mine haulage simulation · Import data into the simulation · Understand the equipment library · How to use dashboards and reports · Analyse the impacts of changes to the simulation ​The HAULSIM (Underground) Online course can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. The learning environme

SHOWCASE MINE OF THE WEEK - GRIB DIAMOND MINE!!

Grib diamond mine is Russia’s fourth largest and world’s seventh largest diamond mine. The estimated diamond reserve of the mine exceeds 98Mct. The mine was being developed by Russian oil company Lukoil through its diamond-mining subsidiary Arkhangelskgeoldobycha (AGD). The mine is extracting the Grib pipe situated at Verkhotina in the Arkhangelsk region of north-western Russia. Diamond mining at Grib commenced in 2014. The annual diamond production at Grib at that time was anticipated to be 4Mct. The mine is planned to go underground after 16 years of open-pit operation. The mine was sold to a Russian investment group Otkritie Holdings for $1.45 billion during the first quarter of 2017 - "M

HAULSIM (SURFACE) ONLINE TRAINING!!

The HAULSIM (Surface) Online course provides flexible and convenient training on the core features of RPM’s HAULSIM solution. Participants will learn how to simulate productivity and cost of equipment, through pre-configured workshops designed around real life scenarios. The learning outcomes of the course are: · Navigate around the software · Access the product’s help · Create and update a mine haulage simulation · Import data into the simulation · Understand the equipment library · How to use dashboards and reports · Analyse the impacts of changes to the simulation The HAULSIM (Surface) Online course can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. The learning environment is int

WORLD'S TOP 10 BULLDOZERS - CATERPILLAR D11!!

The D11 series is the largest bulldozers from Caterpillar, and ranks as the third largest bulldozer in the world. It has a displacement of 32L of the Cat C32 ACERT diesel engine. It has a fuel tank capacity of 1609 liters, forward (3-speed) of 7.3 km/h, and reverse (3-speed) of 8.7 km/h. The D11's Technical Data: * Maximum power: 698kW (950 hp) / 1800rpm * Working weight: 113 tons - Mega Machines.

TALPAC-3D ONLINE TRAINING!!

The TALPAC-3D Online course provides flexible and convenient training on the core features of RPMGlobal's TALPAC-3D solution. Participants will learn how to simulate productivity and cost of equipment, through pre-configured workshops designed around real-life scenarios. The learning outcomes of the course are: · Navigate around the software · Access the product’s help · Create and update a mine haulage simulation · Import data into the simulation · Understand the equipment library · How to use dashboards and reports · Analyse the impacts of changes to the simulation Send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

MINERAL PROCESSING METHOD OF THE WEEK - FLOTATION SEPARATION!!

Flotation is the most widely used method for the concentration of fine-grained minerals. It takes advantage of the different physicochemical surface properties of minerals—in particular, their wettability, which can be a natural property or one artificially changed by chemical reagents. By altering the hydrophobic (water-repelling) or hydrophilic (water-attracting) conditions of their surfaces, mineral particles suspended in water can be induced to adhere to air bubbles passing through a flotation cell or to remain in the pulp. The air bubbles pass to the upper surface of the pulp and form a froth, which, together with the attached hydrophobic minerals, can be removed. The tailings, containi

CORPORATE GROUP TRAINING & COURSES – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT!!

Have a group of employees that need basic training in terms of mine planning software? Or perhaps a refresher course to get those rusty skills oiled up? Or perhaps professional development is the next step for your employees... Be it as it may, the School of Rock prides itself as a preferred service provider in terms of empowering your group of individuals to tailor-made requirements. Kindly click on the link below for particulars: "https://www.schoolofrockmining.com/group-training-and-courses" Alternatively, send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

INTEGRATED STRATEGIC PLANNING – A GAME CHANGER??

Attended Whittle Consulting's Integrated Strategic Planning seminar and I was blown away by the value to be had in the existing value chain from resource to market. If I try to explain it I might just end up confusing you, so I urge you to kindly have a look at the YouTube clip - I'll let the pro's do the talking... This might just be what your mine needs!!

CORPORATE GROUP TRAINING & COURSES – HAULSIM!!

Have a group of employees that need basic training in terms of mine planning software? Or perhaps a refresher course to get those rusty skills oiled up? Or perhaps professional development is the next step for your employees... Be it as it may, the School of Rock prides itself as a preferred service provider in terms of empowering your group of individuals to tailor-made requirements. Kindly click on the link below for particulars: "https://www.schoolofrockmining.com/group-training-and-courses" Alternatively, send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

MINING ROCKSTAR OF THE WEEK – URANINITE!!

Uraninite is a uranium oxide mineral and the most important ore of uranium. It received its name from its uranium content. Uraninite is highly radioactive and should be handled and stored with care. It is not a suitable mineral for classroom use. Uraninite has an ideal chemical composition of UO2, but the mineralogical and chemical composition of specimens varies in response to their levels of oxidation and radioactive decay. “Pitchblende” is an archaic name that was used for uraninite and other black materials with a very high specific gravity into the late 1800s and early 1900s.

CORPORATE GROUP TRAINING & COURSES – OPMS/SMS!!

Have a group of employees that need basic training in terms of mine planning software? Or perhaps a refresher course to get those rusty skills oiled up? Or perhaps professional development is the next step for your employees... Be it as it may, the School of Rock prides itself as a preferred service provider in terms of empowering your group of individuals to tailor-made requirements. Kindly click on the link below for particulars: "https://www.schoolofrockmining.com/group-training-and-courses" Alternatively, send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

SHOWCASE MINE OF THE WEEK - JWANENG DIAMOND MINE!!

Jwaneng diamond mine in the Southern African country of Botswana ranks as the eighth biggest diamond mine in the world. The open-pit mine located 160 miles south-west of Gaborone in south central Botswana was estimated to contain diamond reserves of 88.3Mct (70.1Mt grading 1.26ct/t diamond) as of December 2012. Jwaneng is considered to be the world’s richest diamond mine in terms of value, and is owned by Debswana, a partnership between the De Beers and the Government of Botswana. The mine has been in production since 1982. It accounts for up to 70% revenue of Debswana, which operates four diamond mines in Botswana. The mine produced 8.172Mct of diamonds in 2012 and 10.641Mct in 2011. In 201

ONLINE CORPORATE GROUP TRAINING & COURSES - WHITTLE!!

Have a group of employees that need basic training in terms of mine planning software? Or perhaps a refresher course to get those rusty skills oiled up? Or perhaps professional development is the next step for your employees... Be it as it may, the School of Rock prides itself as a preferred service provider in terms of empowering your group of individuals to tailor-made requirements. Kindly click on the link below for particulars: "https://www.schoolofrockmining.com/group-training-and-courses" Alternatively, send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

WORLD'S TOP 10 BULLDOZERS - KOMATSU D475A!!

Ranked as the 4th largest bulldozer, the latest version of D475A-5SD uses KOMATSU's SAA12V140E-3 12-cylinder engine, with a fuel tank capacity 1670 liters. The D475's main technical data: * Maximum power: 671kW (913 hp) / 2000rpm * Working weight: 113 tons - Mega Machines.

ONLINE CORPORATE GROUP TRAINING & COURSES - SURPAC!!

Have a group of employees that need basic training in terms of mine planning software? Or perhaps a refresher course to get those rusty skills oiled up? Or perhaps professional development is the next step for your employees... Be it as it may, the School of Rock prides itself as a preferred service provider in terms of empowering your group of individuals to tailor-made requirements. Kindly click on the link below for particulars: "https://www.schoolofrockmining.com/group-training-and-courses" Alternatively, send me an email at: "info@schoolofrockmining.com"

MINERAL PROCESSING METHOD OF THE WEEK - GRAVITY SEPARATION!!

Gravity methods use the difference in the density of minerals as the concentrating agent. In heavy-media separation (also called sink-and-float separation), the medium used is a suspension in water of a finely ground heavy mineral (such as magnetite or arsenopyrite) or technical product (such as ferrosilicon). Such a suspension can simulate a fluid with a higher density than water. When ground ores are fed into the suspension, the gangue particles, having a lower density, tend to float and are removed as tailings, whereas the particles of valuable minerals, having higher density, sink and are also removed. The magnetite or ferrosilicon can be removed from the tailings by magnetic separation

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