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geology for mining engineers

  • 1.  geology for mining engineers

    Posted 01-24-2020 12:19 PM
    Following on from Tommy Thompson's comment. how many mining engineering degree programs require a course on mining geology and ore deposits and how many geology departments make an effort to put together a meaningful and quality course in these topics for mining engineering students. These topics are fundamental for mining engineers to understand and implement quality mineral resource estimation, undertake intelligent and applicable mine design, correctly estimate dilution and grade control needs, blast design, sensible mine production etc. and so the list goes on. Yet despite this obvious need the geology education of mining engineers is sadly neglected or ignored and mining companies continue the practice of laying off their geology staff when their economics are down ignoring the need for this expertise in the future.

  • 2.  RE: geology for mining engineers

    Posted 01-25-2020 11:59 AM
    Vote your passion and beliefs through contribution to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum through the link provided by Bill Gleason!  This comment should be worth a few thousand $$$$$!  Woohoo!  Thank you Dr Jones!  Woohoo!

    Marc LeVier
    K Marc LeVier and Associates
    Highlands Ranch CO United States