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Sampling

Basic Sampling

Who should attend?

This course is one of three courses that have been developed to expose the learner to basic sampling and enable demonstration of competence.

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO.

This course is aimed at providing a fundamental understanding of mine sampling and tasks as performed by an assistant or anyone needing a basic understanding of sampling.

Course outcomes

On completion of the course, the learner will be able to successfully demonstrate:

  • Apply Basic Health and Safety work principles and Procedures in a Workplace – Unit Standard 116520
  • Know, select and use materials, tools and equipment safely for technological purposes – Unit Standard 14097
  • Demonstrate an understanding of selected structural features and their characteristics – Unit Standard 254507
  • Measure and Record the dip and strike of a plane – Unit Standard 254499
  • Position a Tape for Measuring – Unit Standard 14257
  • Collect a face sample for the purpose of determining the content or quality of the mineral – Unit Standard 9756
  • Collect special samples for mineral evaluation purposes – Unit Standard 254509
  • Basic Mine Sampling Definitions
  • Mine Health and Safety Act

Course Duration

10 days

Elementary Sampling

Who should attend?

This course is one of three courses that have been developed to prepare the learner for the Chamber of Mines Examinations.

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO.

This course is aimed at providing an elementary understanding of mine sampling and tasks as performed by a sampler or anyone needing an elementary understanding of sampling.

Course outcomes

On completion of the course, the learner will be able to successfully demonstrate:

  • Collect special samples for mineral evaluation purposes – Unit Standard 254509
  • Mine Health and Safety Act, Act No. 29 of 1996 regulations
  • Definitions of terms, and standard abbreviations, as published by the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa
  • Module will explain the Fault & Dyke, Terminology, Petrology and Mineralogy
  • Apply basic health and safety work principles and procedures in a workplace – Unit Standard 116520
  • Development Sampling
  • Collect a face sample for the purpose of determining the content or quality of the mineral – Unit Standard 9756
  • Quarter broken material to obtain a representative sample – Unit Standard 9758
  • Assay Office Procedure
  • Irregular Intervals
  • Ore flow sheet, mine call factor
  • Pay Limit
  • Tonnage and Mineral content

Course Duration

10 days

Advanced Valuation

Who should attend?

This course is one of three courses that have been developed to prepare the learner for the Chamber of Mines Examinations.

This course is aimed at providing an advanced understanding of mine valuation and tasks as performed by a valuator.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you the student will be able to:

  • Understand the objectives of mine valuation
  • Describe the procedures to be followed when performing sampling
  • Describe the flow of rock from the working face to the final product
  • Identify problem areas relating to ore flow and describe the required corrective action
  • Define and perform calculations relating to grade control, pay limits, ore reserves, short- and long-term forecasting, profit/loss and bore hole information
  • Calculate Block Factor, Block Call Factor and Ore Reserve Mining Factor
  • Do basic statistics and geo-statistical calculations

Course Duration

10 days

Surveying

Basic Surveying

Who should attend?

This course is one of three courses that have been developed to expose the learner to mine surveying and enable demonstration of competence.

This course will also cover Unit Standards from the MQA to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) during further studies through the MQA and QCTO.

This course is aimed at providing a fundamental understanding of mine surveying and tasks as performed by an assistant or anyone needing a basic understanding of surveying.

Course outcomes

On completion of the course, the learner will be able to successfully demonstrate:

  • Apply Basic Health and Safety work principles and Procedures in a Workplace – Unit Standard 116520
  • Introduction and Objectives of Surveying – COM
  • Surveying and Measuring Equipment – COM
  • Read a Plan – Unit Standard 14242
  • Position a Tape for Measuring – Unit Standard 14257 (theory and practical)
  • Plot tape and offset Measurements on a Plan – Unit Standard 14442 (theory and practical)
  • The Planimeter – COM
  • Establish a Survey Point – Unit Standard 254505
  • Install an Underground Survey Point – Unit Standard 254504
  • Attend to a Survey Point in an Underground Environment – Unit Standard 9760
  • Mining Terminology and Units of Measurements – COM
  • Measure and Record the Dip and Strike of a Plane – Unit Standard 254499
  • Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996 Regulations – COM
  • Setting up the Theodolite and the transit of a theodolite – COM
  • Underground Survey Traverse – COM
  • Plotting and Projecting of Survey Pegs and drawing of sections on a 1:200 Plan – COM

Course Duration

15 days

Elementary Surveying

Who should attend?

This course is one of three courses that have been developed to prepare the learner for the Chamber of Mines Examinations.

This course is aimed at providing an elementary understanding of mine surveying and tasks as performed by a surveyor or anyone needing an elementary understanding of surveying.

Course Content

  • Insight into the Syllabus for the certificate
  • Insight into the objective, methods, general duties and equipment of the survey department
  • A guide in the purpose and principles of the equipment used by the department
  • Co-ordinate systems are covered as well as what directions and bearings are and how they are utilized
  • Trigonometry and how it fits into surveying
  • The method of how to operate the Theodolite correctly when doing a survey traverse
  • Levelling procedures and the relevant calculations
  • The measurements taken in the field and errors are discussed
  • Gradients and side grades
  • Line pegs and grade chains
  • Calculation of gradients and grade
  • Join calculations
  • Triangulation
  • Area and volumes
  • Area by Co-ordinates
  • Trilateration

Course Duration

10 days

Advanced Surveying

Who should attend?

The Advanced Mine Surveying Certificate is one of the requirements to become eligible for candidacy to write the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency (MSCC).

This course is ideally suited to candidates who have obtained the Chamber of Mines – Basic Mine Surveying and the Elementary Mine Surveying qualifications and who are looking to career promotion, or more importantly, who are further looking to undertake the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency examination.

Course Content

Theory – classroom, lecturing of syllabus and examination examples

Course Outcomes

This certificate is the ideal foundation for the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency examinations as all the content covered is also required in the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency.

Entry Requirements

Basic Mine Surveying and Elementary Mine Surveying certificates

Textbook – Surveying for Mine Surveyors – Obtainable from Institute of Mine Surveyors, ideal for MSCC as well.

Course Duration

10 days

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