2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Degrees and Program Index


Applied Mining Technology

AMIT 101 3 Credits
Introduction To Mining

Fundamentals of surface and underground mining, economic planning, proper exploration designs, environmental concerns, safety factors. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 109 1 Credit
Underground Mine Safety

Rights of miners, self rescue devices, introduction to the work environment, escapeways, roof and ground control, ventilation, health, cleanup, hazard recognition, first aid, mine gasses, electrical hazards. Course fulfills the Mine Safety Health Administration requirements for new underground miner training. Students are awarded MSHA certificate upon course completion. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 110 3 Credits
New Underground Miner Training

Orientation to the mine environment, general mine inspection, scaling, staging, drilling, rock bolting, blasting, mucking and mine rescue. Provides the inexperienced underground miner with the mandatory MSHA federal training to become employable. Materials fee: $50.00. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 120 2 Credits
Explosives I

Theory and safe use of explosives with a focus on blasting agents used for rock excavation. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 125 3 Credits
Mineral Exploration Techniques
Modern, scientific exploration and prospecting techniques utilized in Alaska since the 1970s. Exploration design, ore deposit models, exploration geochemistry and geophysics, drilling sampling and geostatistics. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 129 1 Credit
Surface Mine Safety

Rights of miners, introduction to the work environment, ground control, hazard recognition, first aid and explosive safety. Course fulfills the Mine Safety Health Administration requirements for surface miner training. Students are awarded MSHA certificate upon completion of the class. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 130 3 Credits
Surface Mining Operations

Safe operations of a surface mine. Placer gold, sand and gravel, coal, and open pit metal mines. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 140 3 Credits
Environmental Permitting

Mineral development permits required in Alaska. Students are encouraged to provide their own case histories. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 151 1 Credit
Settling Pond and Recycle Techniques

Design of settling ponds and recycle systems. Students will work with individual case histories. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 152 1 Credit
Fire Assay Techniques

Sampling, theory and practice of fire assaying. Fluxes, oxidation and reduction reactions, fusion of assay charges, cupellation, annealing, micro-weighing and assay charge calculation. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 153 1 Credit
Laboratory Analysis

Production laboratory procedures for sample analysis, heap leaching and titrations. Individual projects required. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 154 1 Credit
Water Quality and Flocculents

Water quality processes using flocculents; removal of total suspended solids from placer mining waste water. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 155 1 Credit
Drilling Technology

Terminology and techniques used in exploration and production drilling. (1  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 156 1 Credit
Applied Cartography

Map and chart preparation. Drafting skills for prospecting maps, mine maps, permits and data presentation. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 161 1 Credit
Alaska Ore Deposits

Geology, ore reserves and preliminary mining plans of significant Alaskan mineral deposits. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 162 1 Credit
Geochemical Sampling

Hands-on scientific sampling methods for rock, soil, pan concentrates, stream sediments, air and water. (1  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 170 3 Credits
Fundamentals of Coal Mining

Origin and types of Alaskan and other coal deposits, exploration and planning methods, extraction processes for underground and surface mines, mining safety, coal preparation, and reclamation. Job requirements, safety and environmental consideration. Optional field trip to an active coal mine. (3  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 180 3 Credits
Colored Stone Grading and Evaluation

Grading, appraisals and identification of colored stones. Formation and structure, properties, deposits and production, and descriptions of major gemstones. (3  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 185 1 Credit
Diamond Evaluation and Grading

Colors and clarity grading of diamonds, mining of raw material and detection of stimulants. (1  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 205 1 Credit
Geomagnetic Surveying

Placer gold deposit prospecting using magnetic surveying. Student survey work and data interpretation. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 206 1 Credit
Electromagnetic Surveying

Electromagnetic geophysical exploration methods and operations using the VLF-EM-16, an exploration tool for gold and/or massive sulfide deposits. (1  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 210 3 Credits
Advanced Underground Mining

Skill training conducted in safety, drilling, blasting, ground support, mucking, maintenance and utilities at the Silver Fox Mine. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 220 1 Credit
Explosives II

Advanced techniques in safe use of explosives. Students get "hands-on” experience in blasting. (1  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 230 1 Credit
Field Methods

Topographic map reading using a compass and basic field procedures. (1  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 231 1 Credit
Heap Leaching

Heap leaching covering cyanide safety, leach pad construction and placement, cyanide processing, thiourea, case histories, applications to Alaska and economics. (1  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 280 3 Credits
Colored Stone Evaluation II

Gemstones covered are garnet, pyroxene, organic, inorganic and specialty stones. A continuation of Colored Stone Evaluation I. (Prerequisite: AMIT 180.) (3  + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 282 1–2 Credits
Mining Coop Work Experience

Practical work experience in a professional mining environment. For the student who has mastered basic mining techniques and terminology. Placement and work assignments depend upon student experience. Offered As Demand Warrants


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