Dubai, 16-18 Jun 2019

3 day Masterclass



UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE MINING VALUE CHAIN: From exploration, planning, design, construction and operation, through to closure or divestment.

At the 3 Day Masterclass in Mining, you’ll explore all the critical issues and challenges in the mining world. This is an entry-level training course designed for those seeking business advantage. It’s aimed at non-technical people within exploration, production, refining and service companies, as well as professional advisers to the sector.

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expand your knowledge

Understand scoping level, feasibility studies and planning parameters

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develop new skills

Use cost ranking techniques to evaluate projects, justify expenditure and determine capital requirements

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gain strategic advantage

Learn to confidently navigate a complex regulatory world


Mining is a technical business and is always changing...

The technicalities and jargon of the mining industry can be daunting to the uninitiated. To effectively support your organisation, you need to be well-versed in its language and technologies, as well as having a good understanding of how the mining industry really works.

Full of interesting and informative case studies, practical hands-on exercises, best practice examples and real-life experiences, the 3 Day Masterclass in Mining will equip you with valuable knowledge and an increased appreciation of mining operations.


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In just 3 days you will:

  • Understand the stages in the life of a mine
  • Learn about the different types of mining studies
  • Find out how to justify exploration expenditure
  • Navigate a complex regulatory world
  • Understand how the mining sector really works

Meet your instructor

Willem Smuts teaching Mining for Terrapinn Training

Willem Smuts is a geologist with a Masters degree in sedimentology from the University of Port Elizabeth (1987) and a Ph.D. from Pretoria University (1998). He is a registered professional earth scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and has authored and co-authored over 79 scientific and technical papers.

Dr. Willem Jacobus Smuts has 27-years of technical and management experience in the fields of research, exploration, mining and consulting across Africa. Willem started his career at the Geological Survey of South Africa in the Fossil Fuels Division (Assistant Director).

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Mining Companies
  • Suppliers
  • Mineral Companies
  • Law Firms
  • Banks
  • Investors & Hedge Funds
  • End Users
  • Consultants
  • Commodity Traders

Who will attend:

  • C-Level Executives: CEO, COO, CFO
  • Marketing Executives
  • Business Development & Sales
  • HR Professionals
  • Finance
  • Geologists

Course Agenda

  • Big Picture
  • Speed Networking
  • Stages In The Life Of A Mine
  • Exploration
  • Types of Mining Studies
  • The Mining Process
  • Case Study: Design & Planning
  • Quantification & Interpretation
  • Extraction/ Processing
  • Rehabilitation
  • Case Study: Production Fleet
  • Operations into Economics
  • Justifying Exploration Expenditure
  • Case Study: Evaluation of exploration projects
  • Determining Capital Requirements
  • Case Study: Capital Requirements
  • Mining Equipment Options
  • Case Study: Optimisation
  • Exploring Mining Financial Statements
  • Case Study: Mining & Reporting
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Case Study: Discounted Cash Flow
  • Raising Funds
  • Case Study: Investment Decisions
  • The Mining Process
  • Joint Ventures
  • Agreements of Sale
  • Marketing and Off-Take Agreements
  • Mining Equipment Options
  • The Setting For Negotiating A Mining Deal
  • Wrap

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

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  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


We can come to you too! If you have a team of six or more, why not hold a private course? Our experts come to you and the course is tailored to your requirements.

Call +44 (0)20 7092 1045 (United Kingdom)
or (Asia Pacific)
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