2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Mining Applications and Technology

Students enrolled in one or more mining applications and technologies courses will be assessed $75 each semester to cover the cost of utilizing upgraded state-of-the-art equipment with instructional aids and supplies that meet current industry standards.

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
Underground Mining I
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. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 120  3 Credits
Explosives I
Theory and safe use of explosives with a focus on blasting agents used for rock excavation. (3 + 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. Materials fee: $60. (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 135  4 Credits
Introduction to Mining Systems and Equipment
An overview or introduction to operations, systems and equipment within the mining and mineral processing industry. Fundamentals of surface and underground mining, economic planning, environmental concerns, safety and terminology will be explored. Materials fee: $60. (3 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 140  1 Credits
Environmental Permitting
Mineral development permits required in Alaska. Students are encouraged to provide their own case histories. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 145  3 Credits
Introduction to Mineral Beneficiation
Provides an overview or introduction into the field of mineral beneficiation and comminution, systems and equipment used for the mineral processing industry. Fundamentals of basic separation and mineral beneficiation, environmental concerns, safety and terminology will be explored. (3 + 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  3 Credits
Water Quality and Flocculants
Water quality processes using flocculents; removal of total suspended solids from placer mining waste water. Materials fee: $60. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 155  3 Credits
Drilling Technology
Terminology and techniques used in exploration and production drilling. (3 + 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. Materials fee: $60. (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 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 210  3 Credits
Underground Mining II
Skill training conducted in safety, drilling, blasting, ground support, mucking, maintenance and utilities. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 220  3 Credits
Explosives II
Advanced techniques in safe use of explosives. Students get "hands-on" experience in blasting. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AMIT 230  2 Credits
Field Methods
Topographic map reading using a compass and basic field procedures. Map and chart preparation. Drafting skills for prospecting maps, mine maps, permits and data presentation. Materials fee: $60. (2 + 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. Materials fee: $60. (1 + 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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