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Training

Mining Resources in partnership with Snowden is proud to introduce the training portfolio of premium courses covering several key areas within the mining industry. Our extensive courses are delivered by senior mining consultants with substantial experience in solving real mining problems.

Public Training Schedule 2016

1 Day Courses      
Course Price Venue Dates

INTRODUCTION TO GEOSTATISTICS
An introduction to the concepts and tools used in statistical and spatial analysis. This 1-day course uses clear practical activities to give you training in statistical analysis, spatial analysis/ variography, and an understanding of estimation techniques. Each aspect is examined using exercises and practical activities. This is an excellent course for managers, miners, engineers and geologists.

USD 1250 Ghana

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia
29 February 2016

15 August 2016

13 June 2016

26 September 2016

18 July 2016
REPORTING RESOURCES & RESERVES– SAMREC
Understanding the reporting codes (e.g. JORC/SAMREC). This 1-day course will teach you: the legal requirements for public reporting, how to interpret and apply the relevant codes, how to review and assess public reports, and how to check if a report is compliant.
USD 1250 Ghana

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia

1 March 2016

16 August 2016

14 June 2016

27 September 2016

19 July 2016

PRACTICAL VARIOGRAPHY
Practical and relevant advice for preparing and analysing variograms. This 1-day course will teach you the fundamentals of spatial analysis.  You will learn: how variograms are calculated and what they mean; how geology is reflected in variograms; how data quality and the geological model can impact the variogram; how to interpret and model variograms; and how variograms impact the estimation process.
USD 1250 Ghana

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia

2 March 2016

17 August 2016

15 June 2016

28 September 2016

20 July 2016

PRACTICAL VARIOGRAPHY USING SUPERVISOR V8
Adding value to analysis using Supervisor’s acceleration features. This 1-day course gives you the skills to import data, calculate and model variograms using Supervisor V8 software modules Analysor and Visor, while working on your own data. You will learn how to get results up to 10 times faster using optimised algorithms to add value to analysis rather than spend valuable time on data and information management.
USD 1250 Ghana

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia
3 March 2016

18 August 2016

16 June 2016

29 September 2016

21 July 2016
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.
USD 1250 Ghana

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia
4 March 2016

19 August 2016

17 June 2016

30 September 2016

22 July 2016
2 Day Courses      
Course Price Venue Dates

SUCCESSFUL SAMPLING & QAQC OF ASSAY DATA
Guide to designing and running effective sampling programmes and best practice using practical guidelines for achieving highest data quality. This 2-day course will teach you correct sampling practices; the sources of sampling error; to optimise your sampling protocol through the application of sampling theory; the principles of QAQC and the statistical tools to critically analyse QAQC data.

USD 2500 Ghana

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia
4-5 April 2016

14-15 March 2016

1-2 August 2016

24-25 October 2016

10-11 October 2016
3 Day Courses      
Course Price Venue Dates

MINE TO MILL – GRADE CONTROL AND MINE RECONCILIATION
This 3-day course teaches best practice grade control techniques for open pit and underground operations and how to ensure delivery of the best-quality-ore. You’ll learn to minimise misclassification through best practice grade control and optimal estimation.

USD 3560 Ghana

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia
6-8 April 2016

16-18 March 2016

3-5 August 2016

26-28 October 2016

12-14 October 2016
5 Day Courses      
Course Price Venue Dates

RESOURCE ESTIMATION
A practical step by step guide - from data to resource. This 5-day course gives you a clear understanding of the resource estimation process from interpretation through to classification. You will learn how to create a robust resource estimate using industry standard techniques. Each attendee will receive a FREE 3 month Supervisor software licence.

USD 5300 Ghana

Namibia

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia
9-13 May 2016

16-20 May 2016

6-10 June 2016

5-9 September 2016

18-22 April 2016

In-House Training

All our courses can be customised to suit your specific training requirements and presented either on-site or at a venue of your choice. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.
Please view the list of In-house courses here.
For all In-house courses, the client needs to cover the consultant’s travel and accommodation costs, and supply a suitable room for mentoring

ABOUT SNOWDEN

At Snowden, we believe that every mining project, operation and investment has latent value waiting to be unlocked with the right thinking, the right processes and the right systems. If you have resource assets that you would like to develop, we can help give you a plan for the greatest chance of success. If you are an investor, we can give the confidence to make the right choices. If you have mining operations, we can help you increase productivity and reduce costs.