The University of Nevada, Reno Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Department of Mining Engineering has begun offering online courses for miners. These include:
MINE 322—Mineral Processing I. Principles and practices of mineral preparation and concentration.
MINE 324—Mineral Processing Lab. The tools required to write laboratory scopes procedures/objectives/abstracts) for analysis of ores. Must have access to metallurgical testing lab with mentor to oversee lab testing. (Corequisite: MINE 322 Mineral Processing I.)
MET 410/MINE 695 Pyrometallurgy (MSE 410/695). Quantitative and descriptive treatment of unit processes used in pyrometallurgy as well as fundamentals of smelting, melting and refining of metals by high-temperature methods. (Prerequisites: CHE 361 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, and MSE 232 Principles of Metallurgical Engineering, or consent of instructor.)
MET 423/(Graduate TBA) Comminution. Understanding the processes of sampling, liberation, size reduction with unit process selection. (Prerequisite: MINE 322.)
MINE 702 R Advanced Mining Engineering: Qualified Person Studies. Understanding of what a qualified person is and does in the mining industry, including study of laws and practices of qualified persons in the US and Canada. (Prerequisite: Graduate status.)
MINE 702 W Advanced Mining Engineering: Environmental Chemistry of Metals. Technical skills in treating water contaminated by dissolved metals, including in-depth review of chemistry of metals and metal precipitates and current practices in various industries to eliminate metal waste from effluent streams.
The current term begins January 22, 2013!
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