All Day, Oct. 13 to 14, 2023

The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources will be offering a short course designed for junior- to mid-level geologists, metallurgists, and other mineral resource industry professionals. The course will be led by University of Arizona faculty and Freeport-McMoRan experts in Mine Engineering.

 It will cover topics such as mine design, excavation design and management, long-range and short-range planning, resource and reserve reporting, project valuation, and how to communicate effectively with mining engineering professionals. 

When will the course take place?

The course will be offered in person and online. The in person material will be covered on October 13th and 14th, and the online material will span over a 4-week period, the first half available on October 13th and the second half available on October 27th.

What is the purpose of the course?

The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources has collaborated with Newmont Mining and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to create a series of three short courses designed to break down barriers in communication and improve collaboration among geologists, mining engineers, and metallurgists in the mining industry. The two other courses that will be offered in future semesters are titled “Metallurgical Inputs to Integrated Planning” and “Geological Inputs to Integrated Planning.”

How can students get involved?

The course is free for full time UArizona students; for others the online fee is currently $400, and in-person fee is $749. The deadline to register is Oct. 2.


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