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Mining Engineering Department

September 2017

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Analysis of Open Pit Mine Production Scheduling under Commodity Price Uncertainty

September 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 Commodity price uncertainty is one of the largest risk factors when considering a mining project. The unpredictable     revenue streams resultant from price uncertainty may result in a fatal outcome for a project or a highly favorable one. To mitigate the high level of risk and attempting to capitalize on the upside potential associated with developing a project in these conditions; the quantification of risk with respect to commodity price uncertainty has been approached through multiple methods each…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: Analysis of Bulkhead Installation within Old Mine Systems

September 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 Hear ye! Hear ye! Attend this week's Graduate Mining Seminar to learn about how Josef was tasked with conducting research on the effect of installing bulkheads, or mine plugs, within old mine systems. This seminar will present a brief overview of his research through case studies, providing an analysis on the historical use of bulkheads and how they can have a significant im-pact on a mining property. Presented by: Josef Bourgeois

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Mining Engineering Department Seminar: The Value in Risk: Consider Your Options!

September 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 Mining companies have historically used deterministic discounted cash flow models to determine the net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) of a proposed project. Typically, these values are used as the primary metrics to determine whether to advance a project. Unfortunately, these models do not tell the whole story: they inherently assume that the development decision must be made now and that revenues and costs will remain unchanged over the life of the project.…

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Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Conveyor Belt Design & Optimization

September 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Brown Hall 125 Rapid industrialization of developing countries and continuous material consumption of developed countries have led to substantial growth in the global demand for raw materials. In order to supply this ever-increasing demand, producers need to constantly reassess their current production method and improve on their operations to yield more output for less cost. A conventional choice in the mining business is truck haulage, however the scale of new mining operations means that there will be an increase in…

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Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Lunar Prospecting and Space Mining

September 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Presented by Kris Zacny Brown Hall 125 This presentation will detail two projects currently under development at Honeybee Robotics for near term lunar "In Situ Resource Utilization"- focused missions. The first project involves development of a sampling dill for volatile-rich lunar regolith as part of the NASA's Lunar Resource Prospector. During the presentation Kris will describe technology development to reach TRL 6 (Technology Readiness Level), as well as a range of tests the system was subjected to in order to…

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October 2017

Mining Engineering Seminar: New Approaches in Crowdsourcing at the National Earthquake Information Center

October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Wednesday, October 11, 4-5 p.m. in Brown Hall 125. Michael Arnold will present on his experience as a programmer for the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). Topics to be discussed will include: A review of the products and services of the NEIC Collaborative programming methods, including "git workflow" Code examples, with planning and development tips. An introduction to social media programming, including current crowdsourced projects  

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Edgar Mine Tours – All 1st-Year Mines Students Invited!

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2017 at 8:00am

Edgar Mine, 365 8th Ave.
Idaho Springs, CO 80452 United States
Free
Edgar Mine

Come tour the Edgar Mine! First-year Mines students are encouraged to attend as there will be underground presentations from all seven divisions in the College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering: Geology and Geological Engineering Petroleum Engineering Geophysics Economics and Business Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Mining Engineering Colorado Geological Survey Tour Schedule for both days, 10/21/17 & 10/28/17: Group 1: Depart Campus at 8:30 AM & Return by 12:15 PM Group 2: Depart Campus at 10:45 AM & Return…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: Project Stage-based Mine Ventilation Estimation

October 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Dr. Ian M. Loomis will present on "Project Stage-based Mine Ventilation Estimation" Providing the appropriate quantity of ventilation airflow to an underground mine is a critical balance between meeting health, safety and statutory requirements without excessive cost. An estimate of the airflow required for a mine project often begins with little more than a location and a production rate. Through multiple iterations and many years, the plan is revised until a mine, operating at full capacity, is established. During this…

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Edgar Mine Tours – All 1st-Year Mines Students Invited!

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2017 at 8:00am

Edgar Mine, 365 8th Ave.
Idaho Springs, CO 80452 United States
Free
Edgar Mine

Come tour the Edgar Mine! First-year Mines students are encouraged to attend as there will be underground presentations from all seven divisions in the College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering: Geology and Geological Engineering Petroleum Engineering Geophysics Economics and Business Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Mining Engineering Colorado Geological Survey Tour Schedule for both days, 10/21/17 & 10/28/17: Group 1: Depart Campus at 8:30 AM & Return by 12:15 PM Group 2: Depart Campus at 10:45 AM & Return…

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November 2017

Mining Engineering Seminar: Francisco Arcos Presents “Mining Risk Management, an Industry Overview”

November 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Francisco Arcos will present on "Mining Risk Management, an Industry Overview."   This work aims to explore the current state of risk management in the mining industry. Risks in the industry are present in all stages; from the formulation of a project (exploration, investment decision, funding strategy, construction, location, mining method, ore processing path, etc.), until the operation itself. Factors such as key supplies, maintenance strategy, operational practices, tailing management, and CAPEX allocation within others, have a wide range of…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “Step-by-Step Approach to Mineral Resource Estimation from Drill Hole Data to Simulation” presented by Solomon Owusu, PhD student

November 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Step-by-Step Approach to Mineral Resource Estimation from Drill Hole Data to Simulation" presented by Solomon Owusu, PhD student In the natural resource industry, profit and NPV calculations depend on the quality and quantity of material estimated to be extracted from the ground. The estimation can be generated through analytical work, experience, and an understanding of the deposit. The unknown nature of the composition of a deposit usually leads to misestimation of the materials. Inaccurate resource estimate causes imprecise ore reserve…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: Creating Value in the Mining Industry: Review of Past Successes and Failures and Outlook Going Forward, presented by Tom Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont

November 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Creating Value in the Mining Industry: Review of Past Successes and Failures and Outlook Going Forward" presented by Tom Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont Please join us for a discussion on key past and current trends in the mining sector that have enhanced and destroyed shareholder value.  With focus on global gold mine supply and merger and acquisition activities, this presentation will review past developments that have been value enhancing (such exploration success and technology advancements) as well as those…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “Rock Fracturing Under Microwave Irradiation” presented by Marion Nicco

November 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Rock Fracturing Under Microwave Irradiation: Development of Analytical Methods and Investigation of Bounded Water Contribution in Granitoids" presented by Marion Nicco Comminution is assumed to represent 1.5% of the world’s consumption of energy in 2003. Therefore there has been a real effort in investigating noveling technologies that would reduce the energy bill of comminution. The main research axis is to develop a pretreatment process to weaken mechanical properties of rocks prior to comminution. Microwaves have been proposed as an alternative rock…

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December 2017

Mining Engineering Seminar: Alexander Peretiatko and John Godfrey, MN Graduate Students

December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Alexander Peretiatko presents “The Influence of the Intermediate Principal Stress on the Stability of the Transitional (Open Pit – Underground) Crown Pillars” Presentation: Stability of crown pillars depends on several factors. To successfully design or assess the crown pillar stability, it is important to understand the influence of these factors. One of it is the intermediate principal stress, which is not included in common design practice. The scope of work intended to provide an assessment of the intermediate principal stress as…

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January 2018

Mining Engineering Seminar: “How to (Not) Give a Truly Terrible Talk”

January 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Roel Snieder “How to (Not) Give a Truly Terrible Talk” Presentation: Did you ever listen to a presentation that was poorly delivered, where you felt you were wasting your time?  It happens, and when it does, you don’t want  to be the speaker doing the delivery. In this workshop we will compare the same talk when presented in two different ways and use this comparison to get clarity on the do’s and don’ts of oral presentations. After attending this workshop…

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February 2018

Mining Engineering Seminar: “Inactive and Abandoned Mines: The Gold King Mines Spill. Not an Epic Disaster”

February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Ronald R. H. Cohen "Inactive and Abandoned Mines: The Gold King Mines Spill. Not an Epic Disaster" Presentation: You are gazing over the clear stream, thinking of fishing the crystal waters in the Rockies. The next morning, you are stunned to see an orange-yellow plume moving with the stream. Is this the Colorado Gold King Mine spill into Cement Creek of August 5, 2015?No, this describes the Clear Creek, CO spill of April, 2009 from a private mine or it…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “How Drones Are Changing Mining”

February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"How Drones Are Changing Mining" - Propeller Aero Presenters: Kevin Hanley & Rory San Miguel Kevin is the Propeller Director of Sales, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has been working in technical sales for over 23 years with a focus on Mining and Industrial Engineering. Rory is the Founder and CEO of Propeller, and holds a degree in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. He founded Propeller in 2014 after…

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March 2018

MINING ENGINEERING SEMINAR: “Valdez, Alaska: Glacier Pit – One Shot/One Chance for Success”

March 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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“Valdez, Alaska: Glacier Pit – One Shot/One Chance for Success” Presented by Richard O'Meara Presentation: During the summer of 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sought proposals to vastly improve and expand the small boat harbor in Valdez, Alaska. It would be a two-year project, and construction was scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015. One aspect of the project was the construction of a 3,100-foot rubble-mound breakwater to protect a mooring basin. An estimated 208,500 tons…

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April 2018

Mining Engineering Seminar: “Professional Origins: Visual Culture and the History of Mining Engineering”

April 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Professional Origins: Visual Culture and the History of Mining Engineering" Presented by Eric C. Nystrom This talk examines the important links between visual culture and the formation and evolution of the profession of mining engineering in America. The ability to create and wield visual representations set emerging mining engineers apart from other groups who could claim expertise over underground work. This professional distinction, and the changing visual technologies that mining engineers employed, sheds new light on the shape taken by…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “What is the Colorado Geological Survey, why are they on campus, and what do they do?”

April 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"What is the Colorado Geological Survey, why are they on campus, and what do they do?" Presented by Karen Berry Find out what a state geological survey does and the current geologic hazard, ground water, mineral resource, and energy projects CGS is working on. Karen will discuss Executive Order 13817 (12/17) —A Federal Strategy To Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals and the role of state geological surveys in implementation of the order. Karen Berry is the State…

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Mining Engineering Seminar: “Connecting the World @ Scale”

April 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"Connecting the World @ Scale" Presented by Martijn de Jongh & Sedar Sahin from Facebook Martijn de Jongh and Sedar Sahin from Facebook will introduce their key data storage framework and their main data query engines that they use for data processing and analysis. They will also highlight some of the recent work done to support Facebook’s efforts to improve internet connectivity in the world and how it has leveraged some of its data to help aid organizations be more…

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May 2018

Mining Engineering Seminar: “THE SKY IS NOT FALLING – Solving complex mining issues through multi-disciplinary collaboration and possible implications for mining engineering education”

May 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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"THE SKY IS NOT FALLING - Solving complex mining issues through multi-disciplinary collaboration and possible implications for mining engineering education" Presented by: Kelly Donahue and Rennie Kaunda What do a mine site in Zambia and three others in Arizona, Idaho and New Mexico all have in common? They all illustrate several challenges where engineers’ skill sets and training were pushed to the limit. Several challenges encountered within the mining industry today require a multi-disciplinary solution. Whether its recruiting and training…

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