Underground Mining Methods
This course will be an enhancement of the material covered in the “765 Introduction to Underground Mining” Program. Emphasis will be on underground mining methods currently being used at operating mines in the NWT as well as the most common mining methods used for different commodities and different ground conditions. Mining terminology, equipment and career possibilities will be highlighted. Other topics will include ground control and conditions to watch out for, ventilation, engineering and basic geology. Blasting methods will be discussed and mine safety emphasized throughout. Guest speakers will be incorporated at every opportunity to provide current, up-to-date industry information.