Free OEM training courses: How free are they?

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I have attended my share of “free” training courses offered by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and/or their vendors. Most of them have been very good. But the one that stands out the most was the training portion of Caterpillar’s Quarry … Continue reading

NPV, IRR and strategic mine plans: The relationship between mineral economics and mine planning

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Most mining engineers recognize the connection between mineral economics and mine planning, especially medium- to long-range (strategic) mine planning. However, my experience is that most mine planning engineers are more competent in the engineering aspects of design and planning than … Continue reading