Short Course: Yukon Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials

Short Course: Yukon Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials

An engaging and informative overview of the mining industry from prospecting to mine closure
– Customized for the Yukon –
November 18-19, 2021 – Goldrush Inn


Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials provides a comprehensive overview of the mineral exploration and mining industry for those involved or interested in the mining sector. It is suitable for government and business professionals, members of local and Indigenous communities, the service and supply sector and the general public. Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials is effective at tying together and explaining the relevance and importance of the various parts of the industry. The course is customized for the Yukon and includes examples from the Yukon, BC and around the world. The course has been developed and refined over more than 15 years and is widely recognized in North America as an engaging and highly informative course on the mining industry.
The course includes:

  • Industry Overview
  • Geology and Mineral Deposits
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Resource and Reserves and Feasibility Studies
  • Mining and Mineral Processing
  • Social and Environmental Considerations

Course Schedule

Goldrush Inn, Whitehorse

  • Thursday November 18 – 8:30 to 4:30
  • Friday November 19 – 8:30 to 4:30

Course Fee

YCM Members: $300

Non-Members: $350

Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials

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 Each participant in the course will receive a copy of Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials. This best-selling book with over 6500 copies in circulation, is an indispensable primer for anyone interested in the mineral exploration and mining industry. This well illustrated book provides a thorough overview of the industry from the exploration phase to mine closure. The course will follow this book and participants will find it to be a valuable reference resource for years to come.




Instructor Biography

dr rob stevens Dr. Rob Stevens is an engaging and dynamic trainer, facilitator, and project director for the mining industry who excels at helping people and organizations succeed. Dr. Stevens was the Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Policy at the Association for Mineral Exploration BC from 2018 to 2020 where he was responsible for a diverse set of policy files and for developing guidance documents including those on early engagement with Indigenous people and leading practices in reclamation for mineral exploration. Prior to that he was the Director of Partnerships and Learning at the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) at UBC from 2016-2018. At CIRDI, Rob was responsible for international training programs including those on mine closure, environmental impact assessment, tailings and mine water management. From 2010-2016, Rob was the Associate Dean of Natural Resources and Engineering at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and from 2000-2010 he was a faculty member and head of the Mining and Mineral Exploration department at BCIT. 

Rob is the author and publisher of the best-selling book ‘Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials’ that provides a comprehensive overview of the mining industry. In 2011, he received the C.J. Westerman Memorial Award from Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia for his significant contribution to professional geoscience. In 2013, he received the Gold Pan Award from the Association for Mineral Exploration BC for exceptional meritorious service to the mineral exploration community. Rob is passionate about the mineral exploration and mining industry and enjoys the mix of science, engineering, business, community, discovery and entrepreneurialism that are integral to the industry.