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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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: […]

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Conveyor Belt Design & Optimization

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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. […]

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Lunar Prospecting and Space Mining

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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. […]

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

Edgar Mine 365 8th Ave., Idaho Springs, CO

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 […]

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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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"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 novel technologies that would reduce the energy bill of comminution. The […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

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 […]

Mining Engineering Seminar: “How Drones Are Changing Mining”

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

“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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"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 […]

Mining Engineering Seminar: “Connecting the World @ Scale”

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"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 […]

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

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"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 […]

MN Seminar Series

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Orlando Erickson, Senior Director Infrastructure at Newmont, discusses creating the smart mine of the future with private LTE