Mining Software Training

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Mining Software Training

PARAMINA Solutions offers a wide variety of mining software training courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced users of GEOVIA  software. Courses are available on both a scheduled and request basis and can be tailored to suit your needs. We can also train you at your site using your data.

Why take training from us?

As the technical consultant of the software, we can recommend time-saving workflows, and provide latest innovations that will enable you to unleash its full potential.
We offer a training path that allows you to add new software skills as your operational requirements grow and to help you advance your career.

Globally, we have mining professionals with local language and cultural understanding, and expertise encompassing modelling, design, scheduling, data management, automated workflows, system configuration, and points in between.

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Training Course Descriptions

COURSE LENGTH 4 days
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? New users from any exploration or mining discipline.
COURSE OVERVIEW Whether you are just starting out with Surpac, or have not used it in a while and want to refresh your knowledge, this introductory training course will give you the skills you need to perform common functions in the software and use it productively. It covers concepts and procedures that will allow the user to perform basic function in the software, and will serve as a basis for more advanced training.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the completion of the course, you will have been exposed to the following topics and concepts:

  • Install and license Surpac
  • Understand Surpac data types, concepts, and file structure
  • Utilize the software interface for setting up and managing data
  • Display data and inquire data properties
  • Modify or create new data for points, lines and surfaces
  • Understand the concepts of surfaces and generate them
  • Generate simple volume calculations between surfaces
  • Display, create and calculate the volume of basic solids
  • Repair errors on solids
  • Conduct measurements between points or triangulated data
  • Create simple plots
PREREQUISITES Knowledge of: Microsoft® Windows® file management, ASCII files and Microsoft Excel®.
The Surpac menu structure and graphical user interface (GUI) are similar to most Windows-based packages and therefore a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and environment is necessary.
COURSE LENGTH 3 days
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? Geologists who are either new to Surpac’s geological tools or would like to refresh their skills.
COURSE OVERVIEW The Surpac Basic Geology four-day course will allow the user to perform basic geological functions in Surpac and will serve as a basis for more advanced training. It covers introductory software skills necessary for basic resource estimation.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the completion of the course, you will have been exposed to the following topics and concepts:

  • Understand geology data types and concepts
  • Learn how to create and display geological databases
  • Extract data from the database
  • Handle declustering
  • Create different types of drillhole and bench composites
  • Domaining and drillhole flagging
  • Conduct basic statistics
  • Geological map display
  • Block model creation and manipulation
  • Basic resource estimation
  • Basic block model reporting
PREREQUISITES Knowledge of: Microsoft® Windows® file management, ASCII files and Microsoft Excel®.
Completion of Surpac Foundation or an introductory Surpac course or basic experience and competency in the use of Surpac is also required.
The Surpac menu structure and graphical user interface (GUI) are similar to most Windows-based packages and therefore a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and environment is necessary.
COURSE LENGTH 3 days
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? Geologists who have conceptual knowledge of geostatistics, is involved in resource estimation, and has a background on the basics of Surpac. This is focused on advanced geological analysis and geostatistics as conducted via Surpac.
COURSE OVERVIEW The Surpac Advanced Geology course will provide participants with software skills for advanced topics concerning resource estimation.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the completion of the course, you will have been exposed to the following topics and concepts:

  • Geological data analysis using Surpac
  • Spatial Statistics and Variography
  • Spatial Statistics and Variography
  • Conducting Ordinary Kriging
  • Running the Surpac Interpolator
  • Block Size Analysis
  • Model Validation
  • Classification via Kriging Efficiency
PREREQUISITES This course assumes that attendees have knowledge on the concepts of geostatistical analysis for resource estimation, especially variography.
Knowledge of: Microsoft® Windows® file management, ASCII files and Microsoft Excel®.
Completion of Surpac Foundation or an introductory Surpac course or basic experience and competency in the use of Surpac is also required.
Completion of Surpac Basic Geology Course or basic competency in the geology modules of Surpac such as the geological database, statistics, and block modelling.
The Surpac menu structure and graphical user interface (GUI) are similar to most Windows-based packages and therefore a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and environment is necessary.
COURSE LENGTH 2 days
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? Mining and planning engineers who have successfully completed a Surpac Foundation training course.
COURSE OVERVIEW The Surpac Surface Engineering two day course covers software concepts and topics that will allow the user to conduct a pit design and serve as the basis for good engineering processes in Surpac.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the completion of the course, you will have been exposed to the following topics and concepts:

  • Pit design fundamentals
  • Volume calculation of the designed pit
  • Dump design
  • Road design

Additional topic if required:

  • Block Modeling basics for surface engineering
PREREQUISITES Knowledge of: Microsoft® Windows® file management, ASCII files, and Microsoft Excel®.
Completion of Surpac Foundation or an introductory Surpac course or basic experience and competency in the use of Surpac is also required.
The Surpac menu structure and graphical user interface (GUI) are similar to most Windows-based packages and therefore a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and environment is necessary.