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Short Courses
Monday, April 21, 2014
Presented by the SME Northern Minnesota Subsection


Short Course #1 - $125 per person
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Lunch provided)
(French River Room)

Grinding Mills
 Philippe Blot, Dr. Stephane Brochot, Dr. Sanjeeva Latchireddi, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah

This course is designed for metallurgists and mill operators who intend to benefit from a refresher on the latest technologies to analyze and improve the performances of mills and concentrators.  A particular attention will be given to the theories of grinding and separation.  The discussion will range from the basics of mill grinding to new grinding modeling techniques.  Topics covered will include sampling, ore characterization material balances, analysis of grinding efficiency (energy and population balance approach), mineral liberation, classification (screens and cyclones), magnetic separation, comminution, grinding mill basics, grinding efficiency, particle breakage, charge motion, and material transport in mills.  Industrial case studies to analyze how grinding and separation relate to each other will be presented.

Short Course #2 - $125 per person
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Lunch provided)
(St. Louis River Room)

The Evolution of Mineland Reclamation
Presenters: This course will be taught by local experts including DNR Lands & Minerals, local mining company experts and landscape architects

Join us for "The Evolution of Mineland Reclamation" day-long course where mineland reclamation will be discussed from practical to innovative; where it has been, and where it may be going.  Take part in the afternoon breakout session and take a detailed look at potential development sites across the Iron Range and work toward a design solution that not only meets the needs of the Mine operation, but also the surrounding communities.  Topics to be presented include:  Why Mineland Reclamation, Current and Potential Advances in Mineland Reclamation, Shaping for Recreation, Landscape Design Theory, and Future Long Range Concepts for Mineland Reclamation.


Short Course #3 - $75 per person
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(Split Rock Room)

In Situ Treatment of Mining-Influenced Water - From Theory to Applied Technology
 John Horst, ARCADIS U.S. Inc.; Jon Forbort, ARCADIS U.S. Inc.; Jeff Gillow, ARCADIS U.S. Inc.; Patsy Moran, ARCADIS U.S. Inc.

Minnesota's increasingly stringent surface water standards, including wild rice sulfate standards, pose challenges for the mining industry across the state.  This short course is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of pit lake treatment and in situ groundwater treatment at mine sites.  Pit Lake treatment and in situ treatment technologies have been successfully implemented in other states and countries, but have limited application in Minnesota to date.  Case studies that cover a range of site conditions and treatment challenges will be presented to illustrate a variety of water treatment scenarios.  Topics covered will include basic geochemical and engineering principles, technology overview, design aspects and challenges, installation, and health and safety.  This workshop targets mine environmental managers, environmental engineers and scientists, researchers, and others with a basic knowledge of water treatment.


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