Mining and Sampling Theory for Mine Technicians and Exploration Field Assistants


Understanding the importance of best practice sampling and the impact of sampling errors


This 1-day course will give you an understanding of: the mine value chain from exploration through to production; what goes into making a mine; a review of exploration, resource definition and grade control sampling methods; splitting techniques; and the practical aspects of sampling errors.

AusIMM PD Hours


Course Content

Areas covered in this course include:

Find anomalies (geochemical, geophysical, geological), test anomalies (drilling types and sample types); define resources (volume and grade estimation from data); define reserves (optimisation and cost considerations); production; open pit and underground mining methods and terminology.

Exploration sampling methods (rock chip, channels, RAB, LAG); resource definition sampling methods (RC and DDH drilling); grade control sampling methods (open pit and underground), process control sampling (briefly) and QC samples.

Sampling errors and how to minimise them:
Correct; incorrect; sub sampling methods; core cutting; splitting methods; sampling blasthole cones; pulp and reject.  

Ore control:
Open pit (spotting, floor levels); underground (ore-tracking).

Course Length (Days)

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Level 1, 130 Stirling Street Perth Australia 6000
Location Dates Price exc. Taxes   Status
Perth 24 Jul 1,690.00 AUD


24 Jul

1,690.00 AUD exc. Taxes


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