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This course provides a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of mining economics; focusing on cost efficiencies at each step in the process.

It also provides an introduction to systematic mine planning and reinforces the importance of engineering decision-making based on costs. At the completion of this course participants will take away a set of templates and solutions that can be utilised back in the workplace.

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for those who play a pivotal role in collecting, analysing and presenting information used to identify the economic implications of mine design, layout and operations. 

Participants typically include:

  • Operational and Planning Engineers
  • Business and Strategic Analysts
  • Financial and Management Accountants
  • Mine Managers
  • Superintendents


June    July    August    September
9-10 Jun
  1-2 July
  5-6 Aug
  24-25 Sept
18-19 Jun
      20-21 Aug
        20-21 Aug
Belo Horizonte
        27-28 Aug

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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand frequently used terminology
  • Describe the practices involved in systematic mine planning and explain the importance of engineering decision-making based on costs
  • Create cashflow models based on compounding and discounting formulae
  • Generate breakeven analyses using Discounted Average Cost
  • Describe costs from an economic perspective
  • Perform incremental and marginal cost analyses
  • Apply economic criteria to real-life decision-making
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