Professional Development Courses and Field Trips

Radar Course on demand

Online Radar Monitoring Course

The most in-depth course focused on mining geotechnical radar monitoring course today.

The Radar Monitoring Course is available in on-demand mode through the end of the calendar year 2021. Registration for this mode has ended August 31, 2021.

To request more information about upcoming editions, email us at

Course topics include:
● InSAR Monitoring ● Ground-based SAR ● Ground-based RAR ●The Physics of Radar ● Radar Capabilities/Limitations ● Data Interpretation ● Case Studies

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Integrated Planning Series

Finding, developing, and extracting mineral resources goes smoothest when everyone on the team works together, communicates effectively, and understands the whole value chain – not just one piece of it. But all too often, mining engineers, geologists, and metallurgists work in separate silos.

The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources collaborated with Newmont Mining and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to develop a series of three short courses designed to remove communication barriers and improve collaboration among geologists, mining engineers, and metallurgists. Each course introduces the fundamentals and role of one profession to the other two, from the perspective of top geologists, engineers, and metallurgists in the mining industry.

Fall 2021: Geological Inputs to Integrated Planning, more info see link below

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Online Course on Water in Mine Operations and Slope Stability

The Geotechnical Center of Excellence's hybrid online/live professional development course has started in July 2021.
It is based on the Large Open Pit Project book "Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability".

To request more information on future editions of this course, please email us at

What the course offers:
● Framework and Site Characterization ● Development of a Conceptual Hydrogeological Model ● Numerical Model Applications ● Implementation of Mine Water Control Systems ● Monitoring and Design Reconciliation ● Practical Case Studies

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Economic Geology Short Courses and Field Trips

Ore Deposits Mapping

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Date: TBD

Location: Nevada and California

Last offered: Sept. 2 - Sept. 11, 2021

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Cu, Mo, and Au Porphyry Deposits

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Date: December 7-16, 2021

Location: Tucson, southern and central Arizona

Registration Deadline: November 12, 2021

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Structural Geology

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Course title: Structural Geology for Exploration and Mine Geologists

Date: March 4-22, 2022

Details to be announced