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The Business of Mining: Getting started

Welcome to The Business of Mining LibGuide

Mining powers our society and influences almost every aspect of our modern lives. This LibGuide complements the Business of Mining MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and provides access to freely available online resources to enhance the modules.

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Throughout the MOOC you will look at the mining industry as a whole and investigate the economic decisions that underpin it.  Journey through the life cycle of a gold mine and discover the technical and economic issues that affect the exploration, planning, operation and closure of a large-scale mining project.

Use the tabs above to access additional resources which complement each module topic.


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