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At Xstract, our specialists can provide you and your company with tailored and customised training programmes to meet the needs of your business anywhere in the world. We also provide our courses within a public forum.

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this page to see our list of available workshops, and to learn about our additional courses and mentoring.

The Current public courses offered at Xstract are as follows:


Mining Uncovered: 1-day course

When: On demand
 

Designed for those without a technical mining background, covering the fundamentals of the metals and coal mining industries.

Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the mining business, geology, operational practices, and terminology used within the industry. Attendees will also receive an understanding of the different stages in the life of the mine site, learn to analyse differing mining methods and processes for surface and underground mining, and become familiar with key terminology used within the industry.

For more general information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Sampling Basics: 1-day course

When: On demand

This course covers geological sampling theory and techniques for the minerals industry. It illustrates how sample theory is used to control risk and ensure the sampling ‘error’ has a magnitude that is acceptable.

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Coal Mining Uncovered: 1-day course

When: On demand

Designed for those without a technical mining background, covering the fundamentals of the coal mining industry.

Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the coal mining business, geology, coal quality analysis, marketing, bulk commodity handling, operational practices, and terminology used within the industry. Attendees will also receive an understanding of the different stages in the life of the mine site, learn to analyse differing mining methods and processes for surface and underground mining, and become familiar with key terminology used within the industry.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Gold Uncovered: 1-day course

When: On demand

Similar to our popular 'Mining Uncovered' training, 'Gold Uncovered' covers all aspects of gold exploration, deposit types, mining, processing and economics.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Successful Mine Planning: 1-day course

When: On demand

This course has been established following feedback from Xstract’s successful 1-day ‘Mining Uncovered’ courses that run regularly throughout the year. The course content is primarily geared towards those who are from a non-mining background but have an active interest in mining, and would include:

  • those working in the mining industry in supporting roles/ non-mining disciplines
  • those working in service industries
  • investors, mining analysts and technical advisors
  • those working for regulatory/governmental agencies

The course will also be of value to younger mining professionals to provide them with a much broader overview of the industry.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Introduction to the Business of Mining: 1-day course

When: On demand

An introduction to the Fundamentals of the Business of Mining for professionals within the industry and supporting disciplines. This course will cover all pertinent angles including demand/supply/price fundamentals, geology, mining, processing and mineral economics.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Get Street-Smart for China!

When: On demand

Xstract Mining Consultants invites all those working with Chinese counterparts within Australia and China to attend this exclusive training course.

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Making Money From Mining: 1-day course

When: On demand

Mineral economics deals with the business of mining from a standpoint of broad economic theory, focusing on the specific aspects that are important to the mining industry that may differ from other businesses.

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Drilling Methods: 1-day course

When: On demand

Exploration and mining companies drill exploration holes to help find deposits and define their resources: but how does this happen? Drilling Methods 101 demystifies drilling for the specialist and non-specialist, and explains the concepts and terminology in clear English, without resorting to jargon.

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Iron Ore 101: Half-day course

When: On demand

Designed for those without a technical iron ore mining background, this course covers the fundamentals of the iron ore mining industry covering the mining cycle from discovery and mining, to market. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the mining business, geology, ore processing, and operational mining practices and terminology used within the industry.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

Xstract offers the following workshops:


 

Iron Ore Metallurgy and Processing: 2-hour workshop

When: On demand

This workshop is a good introduction to those who are involved in the iron ore industry and are keen to learn more about blending requirements, product specifications and downstream processing.

The presentation covers iron ore geometallurgy, processing and iron making. The fundamentals of the blast furnace, sintering and pelleting are covered in relation to the characteristics of iron ore fines, lump and concentrates.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Iron Ore Plant Design and Commissioning: 2-hour workshop

When: On demand

This workshop is a good introduction to those who are involved in iron ore processing and are keen to learn more about process plant design and commissioning.

The program covers iron ore process plant design for a range of metallurgical processes (including DSO, magnetite and complex ore types), process engineering and commissioning. The fundamentals of flowsheet design, plant layout, power requirements and control strategies are also covered.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Future Trends for Iron Making: 2-hour workshop

When: On demand

This workshop provides a good overview of the Chinese and Indian steel industries for those involved in iron ore processing who are keen to learn more about downstream processing and Iron Making future technology.

The presentation covers downstream iron making processes and the implication of future technology trends to iron ore producers. The workshop also looks at the current mainstream technology for iron making, growth of the Chinese steel making industry based on these technologies, alternative iron making technology, and growth of the Indian steel industry. Differences between the Chinese and Indian industries are discussed with a focus on feed requirements based on the technologies covered.

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Understanding the Iron Ore Value Chain: 2-hour workshop

When: On demand

This workshop provides a good overview of the steel industry for those involved in iron ore processing who are keen to learn more about downstream processing and who want to gain an understanding of 'value in use' analysis.

The program provides an overview of the steel industry, examining the value chain from ore to finished steel products, and discusses aspects of iron ore lump and fines products that effect the steel mills operations. As the supply system rebalances, it is important that iron ore suppliers understand their customer’s requirements.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

The Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves - What Do We Really Mean?: half-day workshop

When: On demand

This workshop uses the most recently updated code, the 2012 JORC Code, as a basis for explaining the principles of materiality, transparency and competence in technical reporting: navigating your project through the reporting requirements; exploring confidence and classification criteria; and examples of what can go wrong.

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Mining Economics - The Basics: half-day workshop

When: On demand

This workshop covers the following basics of mining economics:

  • The global supply and demand principles and what this means for commodity prices
  • The inputs into a mining project economic model: production and sales volumes and grades, operating and capital costs, sales prices, taxes, and discount rates
  • The consideration of project and country risk in the selection of discount rates
  • Alternate methods for valuing mineral assets for early to advanced projects and operating mines.

For more information regarding this course please contact us on +61 7 3221 2366 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Resource Estimation Levers and Their Implications for Mining: half-day workshop

When: On demand

This workshop uses case studies to illustrate how changing resource estimation parameters can affect assumptions in mining, processing and project economics.

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Sampling Basics: 1-day workshop

When: On demand

Participants will leave the course with an understanding of the importance of good samples, what makes a good sample, an understanding of what sampling and the theory of sampling are, and will be able to use the theory of sampling to produce a sampling regime.

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Xstract offers mentoring and courses in a range of areas, including:

  • Data Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Geostatistics and Resource Estimation
  • Whittle Optimisation
  • XPAC Scheduling
  • Mineral Economics
  • Cut-off Grade Theory and Practice
  • Mine Optimisation
  • Grade Control and Reconciliation
  • Real Options Analysis

For more information regarding the mentoring and courses above please click here to email Xstract, or alternatively, contact us on +61 7 3221 2366.