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MINE 456 - Mining and Sustainable Development

(2 units) CO9, CO11
Defining and applying the four critical elements of sustainable development: environment, economics, community, and governance to the development, operation, and design of mining projects in global context.

Prerequisite(s): Senior or graduate standing in an engineering or science major.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. articulate how mining can contribute to sustainable development by integrating environmental, societal, economic and governance aspects.
2. identify the construction options and methods for mine waste management facilities including tailings, mine rock piles and heap leach facilities.
3. critically review global environmental considerations for these facilities, including containment design, acid drainage and cyanide management.
4. contextualize current events and experiences in relation to historical developments globally by demonstrating appreciation for mine closure and financial assurance principles and practices.
5. contextualize current events and experiences in relation to historical developments globally by understanding the regulatory regime for developing and operating a mine in the US and globally, and specifically Nevada.


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