One Day Course in Practical Mining

Published On:
March 20, 2019

Course Date:   17th April 2019

Time:                  09:00 – 16:30

Location:           Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin

Instructors        Brendan Morris – Chartered Mining Engineer, Managing Director LTMS

Kevin Lonergan – Chartered Mining Engineer, Operations Director, LTMS

Padraig Barrett – Mining Engineer, Technical Director, LTMS

Course Description

The one-day course on Practical Mining is an overview of mining, designed to give geoscience professionals, such as geologists, geotechnical engineers, environmentalists and planners an understanding of the mining process from the exploration stage to mine closure.


The course is made up of a series of modules, progressing through the process, delivered via Powerpoint presentations and short videos. The course is delivered by up to three Directors of LTMS

  • Lisheen Technical and Mining Services, all of whom are Mining Engineers.
  • Objectives
  • The outcome provides the attendees with an understanding of the whole mining process so that decisions relating to mining at any stage, such as pre-mine planning, mine operations, mine closure or aftercare can be made in a more informed way.


    Introduction to Mining                                                Ore Reserve Statements

    Mine Safety                                                                     Mining Methods

    Development Mining                                                   Production Mining

    Mine Geology                                                                 Drilling & Blasting

    Geotechnical Engineering                                          Ventilation

    Mine Equipment                                                            Mine Economics

    Mine Environment and Closure


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