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Mining Insight Seminar [Virtual]

Produced by the Knowledge Center, expert training from S&P Global Market Intelligence

Our Mining Insight seminar provides a comprehensive and straightforward explanation of global mining. You will get a clear picture of the global mining industry’s structure and activity, as well as a basic understanding of mineral economics and stakeholder considerations.

Overview of the Mining Sector
Size and shape of the global mining industry, including a summary of the largest mines/companies, and the most important commodities.

“Gain an overview from our instructor, Dr. Chris Hinde, in the video below.” [Virtual] Mining Insight Seminar

Geology and Mineral Deposits Overview
Summary of the target minerals and metals, the geological processes, the types of deposit and how they are measured.

Mining on the Surface and Going Underground
Examination of the main mining methods, techniques involved and the types of equipment.

Commodity Recovery
Overview of metals-recovery stages, including milling, smelting and refining, and waste handling.

Mineral Economics
Explanation of the influences on metals demand and supply, and on costs, and the long-term price behaviour of commodities.

Stakeholder Issues
Mining activity as a source of wealth for governments & local communities and a means to wider economic growth; the incorporate of sustainability as a core consideration.

You will leave the seminar being able to:

  • Describe the structure of the mining industry
  • Explain the main mining methods and techniques
  • Understand the processes for metals recovery
  • Recognize the role of supply, demand, the determining factors of cost, the impact of exchange rates, the various factors influencing industry structure and how the market determines pricing
  • Explain the considerations and concerns of multiple industry stakeholders


Chris Hinde

Reports Director, Metals & Mining
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Chris is the U.S.-based company's Reports Director, with prime responsibility for the quarterly State of the Market publication. Based in London, Chris is a regular presenter at conferences, and runs training courses, entitled 'Mining Insight', for non-mining professionals. Chris is a qualified Mining Engineer (with a BSc and PhD from Cardiff University) and has extensive mining experience. The latter includes underground work with Anglo American Corp in South Africa, consultancy with both SRK in Johannesburg and Golder Associates in the UK, and stockbroking with Schroder Securities in London. In addition to South Africa, his mining experience includes work in Botswana, Malaysia and Turkey. Before joining IntierraRMG (subsequently SNL Metals & Mining), Chris was Editorial Director of Aspermont UK, whose publications include the weekly Mining Journal and monthly Mining Magazine. He was instrumental in launching the Mines & Money series of conferences. 

Mining Insight Seminar [Virtual] Agenda

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Who Attends?

The seminar is beneficial for people on the periphery of mining who need a foundational understanding of the industry to evaluate and develop business opportunities in mining. This includes individuals from the finance industry, consulting, legal firms, equipment manufacturers and service companies.

What is the cancellation policy?

The Knowledge Center reserves the right to cancel/change programs, content, speakers or venue at any time. The Knowledge Center reserves the right to make portions of the program registration information available to program sponsors. The Knowledge Center will not be held liable for any costs incurred by registrant due to individual registration cancellation. In the event that a seminar is cancelled due to inclement weather, faculty cancellation or force majeure, the Knowledge Center will refund the registrant's tuition in full, however the Knowledge Center will not be liable for incidental or consequential out of pocket expenses incurred by the registrant. If you have questions regarding Knowledge Center's refund, complaint or program cancellation policy, please call us at (434) 951-7786.

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This is a non-refundable transaction. Your registration grants you single-user access to the live virtual training event

If you have questions regarding the Knowledge Center's Terms of Registration, please call us at (434) 951-7786.

Continuing Education Credits

2.5 Hours of Continuing Education Credit
As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, SNL Knowledge Center has determined that this program qualifies for 2.5 credit hour(s). If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.
3 Hours of CPE Credit
Participants who complete this program qualify for 3 hours of CPE credit (Specialized Knowledge and Applications). Program Level: Beginner. Delivery Method: Group-based internet. Knowledge Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: