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BRIMM 101: Introduction to Mineral and Exploration Economics

Ended Sep 21, 2023

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Full course description

Welcome to BRIMM 101: Introduction to Mineral and Exploration Economics

The goal of this course is to help participants decide whether they want to pursue the full Executive Microcertificate, while still teaching core concepts that will be useful for any career in the industry as a stand-alone course. This is the foundation course for the program. We are going to tie together our 4 core themes – sustainability, exploration, mineral processing, and finance, into a common economic thesis.

⏳Three weeks/6 live sessions (90 min) | ⌚5:00am and 4:00pm (PDT) | 📖 Live sessions, online materials | 🧑‍🏫Benjamin Cox, Ben Murphy

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of a mining flowsheet and options from an economic perspective at a mine site
  • Define and describe an economic orebody
  • Checklist exploration projects from an economic perspective
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to structure change at an operating asset
  • Develop another perspective on sustainability and change


All sessions take place at 5:00 am - 6:30 am and 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (PDT)

  • Session 1: Why Mining Economics?
  • Session 2: Introduction to Exploration Economics
  • Session 3: Real Options
  • Session 4: Introduction to Mineral Processing Economics
  • Session 5: Introduction to Mining Sustainability Economics
  • Session 6: Sustainability Economics Modeling



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⚠️ UBC BRIMM may cancel or reschedule a course at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of programs and courses are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

⏳ All courses (credentials) in this program include live sessions, online resources, readings, activities, and assessments. 

📌 Learning is done 100% remotely.

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