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  1. Course Overview – 2012

  2. Course T.A. – Jessica Wang • Room 508 – Frank Forward Building • Email: wangxinyi1986@gmail.com • Office Hours: TBA

  3. Course Instructor – John Meech • Room 508D – Frank Forward Building • Email: cerm3dir@mining.ubc.ca • Email:jameech@dccnet.com • Office Hours: at your convenience • Phone: 604-822-3984 • Mobile: 604-761-0472

  4. My Career • Degrees • B. Eng.(Met.) - Metallurgical Engineering – McGill (1970) • M.Sc.(Eng.) - Mining Engineering – Queen’s (1975) • Ph.D. - Mineral Processing – Queen’s (1979) • Began my career in Zambia (4 years) • Luanshya, Mufulira, and Baluba Mines • Worked at Queen’s for 16 years in the Mining Department • Worked at U.B.C. for 22 years in the Mining Department • Have worked/visited mines on all continents • Current Research focus • Process Automation and Integration (Robotics) • Environmental Control and Mitigation • Energy Use (comminution) and Sources (geothermal)

  5. My Philosophy • On Mining • Most exciting industry anywhere in the world • Mining is a positive force in creating a modern, vibrant society • Mining is changing significantly with respect to Sustainability ( environment, socio-political, techno-economic) • On Education • Learning and Teaching should be “FUN” • Learning and Teaching should be “CHALLENGING” • Co-operation is a key element to success • There is no such thing as a “STUPID QUESTION” • On Life • If your career is half as satisfying as mine you are in for a great time • Travel the World – there is so much diversity to see and enjoy • Golden Retrievers are smarter than Humans!

  6. My Philosophy • On Mining • Most exciting industry anywhere in the world • Mining is a positive force in creating a modern, vibrant society • Mining is changing significantly with respect to Sustainability ( environment, socio-political, techno-economic) • On Education • Learning and Teaching should be “FUN” • Learning and Teaching should be “CHALLENGING” • Co-operation is a key element to success • There is no such thing as a “STUPID QUESTION” • On Life • If your career is half as satisfying as mine you are in for a great time • Travel the World – there is so much diversity to see and enjoy • Golden Retrievers are smarter than Humans!

  7. The Mining Faculty • Bern Klein – Head of Department • Mineral Processing • Rheology • Comminution • Michael Hitch – Assistant Professor • Mine Management • Orebody Modeling • Carbon Dioxide Sequestration • Marek Pawlik – Associate Professor • Graduate Studies Advisor and Assistant Head • Flotation • Coal Processing • Surface Chemistry

  8. The Mining Faculty • Marcello Veiga – Associate Professor • Mineral Processing • Mining and the Environment (mercury and small-scale mining) • Process Mineralogy • Scott Dunbar – Associate Professor • Undergraduate Advisor and Assistant Head • Mine Economics • Feasibility Studies • Rimas Pakalnis – Associate Professor • Rock Mechanics • Underground Mining • Tunnel Sealing

  9. The Mining Faculty • Robert Hall – Associate Professor / Associate Dean • Maintenance Engineering • Ventilation • Dirk Van Zyl – Professor • Mine Waste Management • Mine Life Cycle Analysis • Malcolm Scoble – Professor • Surface Mining • Sustainable Mining • A.J. Gunson – Instructor • Unit Operations and Processes

  10. Outline • Importance of MINE 292 • Relationship between Mining and Processing • Goals – mine and yours • Teaching and Learning Environment • Field Trip • Performance Evaluation

  11. Importance of Course • Sets up the field of Mineral Processing • Connects ore extraction (mining) to value extraction (processing) • Mineral Processing Courses (core) • MINE 224 - Mineralogy for Mining Engineering • MINE 331 - Physical Mineral Processes • MINE 333 - Flotation • MINE 391 - Mining and the Environment • MINE 432 - Industrial Automation and Robotics • MINE 491 - Mine and Plant Feasibility

  12. 2nd Year - 39 Credits TERM 1 Credits 1. EOSC 210 - Earth Sciences for Engineers 3 2. MECH 260 - Mechanics of Materials 3 3. MINE 291 - Introduction to Mining 3 4. MINE 224 - Mineralogy for Mining Engineering 4 5. MATH 255 - Differential Equations 3 6. MATH 253 – Multi-variable Calculus 3 7. MINE 293 - Seminar - ----------------------------------------------------- Total = 19 ----------------------------------------------------- TERM 2 Credits 1. APSC 201 - Technical Communications 3 2. CIVL 210 - Soil Mechanics 4 3. MINE 292 - Introduction to Processing 3 4. MINE 251 - Mining Statistics 3 5. MECH 280 - Fluid Mechanics 3 6. Complementary Studies Elective 3 7. MINE 293 - Seminar 1 ----------------------------------------------------- Total = 20 -----------------------------------------------------

  13. 3rd Year - 39 Credits TERM 1 Credits 1. APSC 278/9 - Engineering Materials / Lab 4 2. EECE 263 - Basic Circuit Analysis 3 3. MINE 302 - Underground Mine Design 3 4. MINE 310 - Surface Mining and Design 3 5. MINE 331 - Unit Operations 3 6. Technical Elective (free choice) 3 7. MINE 393 - Seminar - ----------------------------------------------------- Total = 19 ----------------------------------------------------- TERM 2 Credits 1. MINE 304 - Rock Fragmentation 3 2. MINE 305 - Geomechanics Fundamentals 4 3. MINE 333 - Flotation 3 4. MINE 395 - Ore Deposit Models 3 5. MINE 396 - Mine Economics 3 6. Technical Elective (free choice) 3 7. MINE 393 - Seminar 1 ----------------------------------------------------- Total = 20 -----------------------------------------------------

  14. 4th Year - 37 Credits TERM 1 Credits 1. MINE 402 - Mine Ventilation, Health & Safety 3 2. MINE 391 - Mining and the Environment 3 3. MINE 432 - Industrial Automation & Robotics 3 4. MINE 491 - Mine and Plant Feasibility - 5/6. Tech. Elective (403 or 434) and (free choice) 6 7. MINE 493 Seminar - 8. Complementary Studies Elective 3 -------------------------------------------------------- Total = 18 -------------------------------------------------------- TERM 2 Credits 1. APSC 450 - Professional Engineering Practice 2 2. MINE 404 - Mine Life Cycle Systems 3 3. MINE 365 - Mine Power & Infrastructure 3 4. MINE 491 - Mine and Plant Feasibility 4 5. MINE 480 - Mine Waste Management 3 6. Technical Elective (482 or 462) 3 7. MINE 493 Seminar 1 -------------------------------------------------------- Total = 19 --------------------------------------------------------

  15. Mineral Processing Electives • Constrained • MINE 434 - Processing Precious Metal Ores • MINE 462 - Coal Preparation Technology • Free Choices • MINE 435 - Plant and Process Design • MINE 496 - Advanced Computer Applications in Mining

  16. Other Elective Choices in MINE • MINE 403 - Rock Mechanics Design • MINE 482 - Maintenance Engineering • MINE 433 - Surface Properties of Fine Particles • MINE 488 - Oil Sands Mining Technology • MINE 497 - Directed Studies (faculty permission) • MINE 497H - Autonomous Ground Vehicles • MINE 497Z - Geothermal Systems

  17. Relevant Electives Outside MINE • CHBE 480 - Hazardous Waste Processing Technology • CHEM 251 - Physical Chemistry for Engineers • EOSC 329 - Groundwater Hydrology • EOSC 433 - Geotechnical Engineering Practice • CIVL 235 - Plane Surveying (4 credits) • MMAT 358 - Hydrometallurgy

  18. Mining and Processing Relationship • Mining extracts solid material from the Earth • Material is known as ore or rock • Processing extracts valuable material from the ore or rock • Generally the method used is Physical Separation • Chemistry is important in virtually all processes • Product is an assemblage of Minerals or Metals • All Mines have a Processing Plant • Called a Mill or a Concentrator or a Recovery Plant

  19. My Goals • To impart knowledge about Mineral Processing • fundamental knowledge • experiential knowledge • To teach you to “think” rather than “cook” • To encourage you to consider a career path in Mineral Processing • To encourage those who choose a Mining career to have an appreciation for Mineral Processing

  20. Your Goals • To acquire knowledge on Mineral Processing • To develop the skills to advance into our upper-year Processing and Mining courses • To begin developing a successful career path as a Mining Engineer • To obtain a great summer jobs • To make money • To travel around the world • To work either in remote communities or large cities • To enjoy life to the greatest extent of your abilities

  21. Teaching & Learning Environment • Lectures • Tuesdays @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm – LPC – B151 • Thursdays @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm – FORW 519 • Tutorials, Seminars, Laboratories • Thursdays @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm – FORW 519 CMP Lab

  22. Teaching & Learning Environment • Assignments – 4 in total plus field trip • Laboratories – 4 in total • Term Assignment – groups of 3 • Prepare a paper • Prepare a class presentation

  23. Assignments 1. Mass Balance 1 2. Mass Balance 2 3. Work Index Calculations 4. Pulp Density Calculations • Assignments are due one week after issue • Late penalty is 1 mark / day including weekends

  24. Laboratories 1. Grinding and Particle Size 2. Physical Separation • shaking table • electrostatic separator 3. Flotation 4. Thickening and Filtration • Reports are due one week after completion • Late penalty is 1 mark / day including weekends

  25. Field Trip Visit to Highland Valley Copper, Logan Lake • Potential date – Thursday, March 1st • Bus leaves at 6:00am – returns at 9:30pm Will visit mine, mill, and tailings dam Questions to be answered will be handed out

  26. Kamloops

  27. Logan Lake

  28. HVC - Topography

  29. HVC - Satellite

  30. Term Projects Groups of 3 Students will prepare papers and make presentations on subjects of interest • Impact of Climate Change on the Mining Industry • Recycling Practices of Mined Commodities • Sustainability in Mining • Mining – a Global Industry • New Processing Technologies

  31. Schedule – Week 1 • Lecture 1 – Thurs. Jan. 4, 2:00pm • Course Overview • Lecture 2 – Thurs. Jan. 4, 3:00pm • Background on the Mining Industry • Tutorial 1: Mass Balances 1

  32. Schedule – Week 2 • Lecture 3 – Tues. Jan. 10, 2:00pm • Principles of Mineral Processing - 1 • Lecture 4 – Tues. Jan. 10, 2:00pm • Principles of Mineral Processing - 2 • Lecture 5 – Thurs. Jan 12, 2:00pm • Comminution Practice - 1 • Tutorial 2 – Thurs. Jan. 12, 3:00pm – 5:00pm • Mass Balance Calculations - 2

  33. Schedule – Week 3 • Lecture 7 – Tues. Jan. 17, 2:00pm • Comminution Practice - 2 • Lecture 8 – Tues. Jan. 17, 2:00pm • Comminution Practice - 3 • Lecture 9 – Thurs. Jan. 19, 2:00pm • Comminution Practice - 4 • Tutorial 3 – Thurs. Jan. 19, 3:00pm – 5:00pm • Particle Size Analysis and Partition Curves

  34. Schedule – Week 4 • Lecture 10 – Tues. Jan. 24, 2:00pm • Separation Processes - 1 • Lecture 11 – Tues. Jan. 24, 2:00pm • Separation Processes - 2 • Lecture 12 – Thurs. Jan 26, 2:00pm • Separation Processes - 3 • Tutorial 4 – Thurs. Jan. 26, 3:00pm – 5:00pm • Work Index Calculations

  35. Schedule – Week 5 • Lecture 13 – Tues. Jan. 31, 2:00pm • Separation Processes - 4 • Lecture 14 – Tues. Jan. 31, 2:00pm • Separation Processes - 5 • Lecture 15 – Thurs. Feb. 2, 2:00pm • Separation Processes - 6 • Tutorial 5 – Thurs. Feb. 2, 3:00pm – 5:00pm • Work Index Calculations

  36. Schedule – Week 6 • Lecture 16 – Tues. Feb. 7, 2:00pm • Flotation - 1 • Lecture 17 – Tues. Feb. 7, 2:00pm • Flotation - 2 • Lecture 18 – Thurs. Feb. 2, 2:00pm • Flotation - 3 • Tutorial 6 – Thurs. Feb. 2, 3:00pm – 5:00pm • Physical Separation Assignment

  37. Schedule – Week 7 • Lecture 19 – Tues. Feb. 14, 2:00pm • Flotation - 4 • Lecture 20 – Tues. Feb. 14, 2:00pm • Flotation Machines • Mid-Term – Thurs. Feb. 16, 2:00am – 5:00pm

  38. Schedule – Week 8 Feb. 21 – Feb. 23 READING WEEK

  39. Schedule – Week 9 • Lecture 21 – Tues. Feb 28, 2:00pm • Review of Mid-Term • Lecture 22 – Tues. Feb. 28, 2:00pm • Grade/Recovery Curves: Process Economics • Field Trip – Thurs. Mar. 1, 6:00am – 9:00pm to Highland Valley Copper • Bus leaves at 6:00am sharp • Bus returns at 9:00pm

  40. Schedule – Week 10 • Lecture 23 – Tues. Mar. 6, 2:00pm • Flotation Economics • Lecture 24 – Tues. Mar. 6, 2:00pm • Flotation – Complex Ores • Lecture 25 – Thurs. Mar. 8, 2:00pm – 3:00pm • Dewatering Practices • Tutorial 7 – Thurs. Mar. 8, 3:00pm – 5:00pm • Pulp Density Calculations

  41. Schedule – Week 11 • Lecture 26 - Tues. Mar. 13, 2:00pm • Gold Processing- 1 • Lecture 27 - Tues. Mar. 13, 3:00pm • Gold Processing - 2 • Lecture 28 – Thurs. Mar. 15, 2:00pm – 3:00pm • Dewatering Practices • Tutorial 8 – Thurs. Mar. 15, 3:00pm – 5:00pm • Flotation Test Results Assignment

  42. Schedule – Week 12 • Lecture 29 - Tues. Mar. 20, 2:00pm • Energy Minerals • Lecture 30 - Tues. Mar. 20, 3:00pm • Uranium Processing • Guest Lecture – Thurs. Feb. 9, 2:00-5:00pm

  43. Schedule – Week 13 • Lecture 32 - Tues. Mar. 27, 2:00pm • Coal Processing • Lecture 33 - Tues. Mar. 27, 3:00pm • Oil Sands Processing • Lecture 34 – Thurs. Mar. 29, 2:00pm • Tailings Disposal and Environmental Issues • Tutorial 9 – Thurs. Mar. 29, 3:00pm – 5:00pm • Thickener Calculations

  44. Schedule – Week 14 • Lecture 35 - Tues. Apr. 3, 1:00pm • Course Review • Lecture 36 - Tues. Apr. 3, 2:00pm • Course Review • Seminar - Thurs. Apr. 5, 2:00 - 6:00pm • Project Presentations - Groups 1-14

  45. Performance Evaluation % Assignments (8/9) 32 Field Trip Report 4 Term Assignment (paper/presentation) 24 Mid-term Test 10 Final Examination 30 Total = 100 To pass the course, Mid-term plus Final must be greater than 50%

  46. Suggestions • Become a student member of CIM - $21.40 (Canadian Institute of Mining - www.cim.org) • Discount rates on texts & conferences • CIM Magazine • Become a student member of SME - $15US (Society of Mining Engineers www.smenet.org) • Great discounts on mining textbooks • Online textbooks & Mining Engineering magazine

  47. More Suggestions • Read the trade journals • CIM Magazine • Canadian Mining Journal • SME’s Mining Engineering • EMJ • International Mining & Minerals • The Northern Miner • The Globe and Mail

  48. The Canadian Mining Industry • Employs 350,000 people across Canada • one of every 40 workers • Our exports are worth $45 billion per year • one of every 7 dollars • represents 14% of Canadian exports • Every mining job creates at least one additional indirect job in the Canadian economy.

  49. The BC Mining Industry • $4 billion industry • 5% of the province’s GDP • Second largest resource industry • Employs 30,000 people, paying the highest wages and benefits of any industry • In the Vancouver area, there are over 850 mining and exploration companies, over 400 mining equipment suppliers, consulting firms and service providers.