The Evaluation of Mining Real Estate

The Evaluation of Mining Real Estate
CECAP #004244 - 0.75 Credits
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A Series of eight e- learning modules based on the teachings of the IIROC accredited two day short course entitled, The Geological Framework for the Business of Exploration and Mining. Modules can be customized and will provide a turn- key educational solution that offers professionals practical lessons in how to use geological academia to better understand the day to day business of mineral exploration.  The course has been well received by retail investors through their advisors or individually at major investment conferences like the PDAC.The course is proven as being effective in assisting financiers and those looking to acquire or invest in exploration properties through the specific sections outlining core considerations to use for the assessment of land using a hierarchical approach. The course also covers a basic understanding of rocks and mineral deposits and the geological processes that form and modify them. The course has an international nature and has been taught in a class room setting in the UK as well as across Canada to small groups of 30-60. 

Introductory Module, The Evaluation of Mining Real Estate consists of 22 chapters and approximately 40 downloadable course note slides within the attachment tab. There is a glossary of terms that can be accessed while taking the course.

Assessment of Board and Management Team

What should an ideal management team or Board of Directors look like? What particular skills are valuable?

Assessment of a Technical Team

What is critical within a technical team? What will offer the most chance for success? What kind of consultants should a company be hiring?

Assessment of Financial Status

Important Questions that can be asked when examining an exploration company.

Geological Real Estate a Hierarchical Approach

Introducing the scale that will be referred to throughout the module that will demonstrate how the real estate analogy can be used when examining properties. Starting with the country the province, district down to the deposit. Factors for each need to be considered like the metallogenic potential; the mining law; political stability; the district, what questions need to be asked regarding known or conceptual potential; maturity; land access and infrastructure?

South Africa Major Mineral Producer

Examining South Africa as an example of how to look at a country on the scale. What do we see in that country?  Close examination of the mineral wealth and metallogenic potential yet perceived as slightly less favorable political landscape.

Examining Political / Environmental Risk

The use of world class provinces to examine political and environmental risk. Demonstrates some may be favorable immature ground yet have environmental concerns.

Examples of World Class Gold Provinces

Interactive mapping that outlines Orogenic, Porphyry Epithermal and other styles located around the world in exposed Pre-Cambrian and covered Pre-Cambrian terrain.

Perception of Potential Risk

A close look at what a large gold company found upon their examination of perception of potential risk around the world.

Examples of Perception of Potential Risk

Use of an interactive map to show low to high risk provinces around the world.

Exploration Maturity

Examining the province we look at the maturity of the land. We find how we can use the age of rocks as an indicator or what minerals will be found. Two mining areas in the world are compared as an example.

Parity of Maturity after Exploration

closer examination of the Yilgarn, Australia and the Abitibi in 1990.  What size distribution trend do we see? Why? Can history help?

Geological Explanation for Giant Deposits

continuing to examine the province and particular time periods we want to be interested in when looking for deposits, video consult with Professor.

Critical Geological Time Periods

Five interactive graphs demonstrate restricted age ranges to find certain deposit types and critical geological time periods.

District Scale Maturity

An examination of the District further down on the scale. A look at the land value or property that will become a deposit. An example of a company in the St. Ives region of Western Australia. How maturity will affect value of property.

Proximity Factor - Soon after Discover

Is it a positive thing to be close to a large mineral deposit?

Proximity Factor – Post Discover

Using a color coded chart, scenarios are presented determining a positive or negative effect for a neighboring property. 

Fluid Flow & Formation of Gold Deposits

The formation of deposits shown as a factor in determining spacing of deposits, diagram demonstrates that ore bodies require a particular volume of rock to be leached of metals.

Clustered & Discreet Deposits

Examples of clustered deposits of lead, zinc, VHMS and orogenic gold deposits.

Diamond & Discreet Deposit Centers

Spacing of diamond deposits are examined.

Important Questions

a review of what important questions we need to be asking when examining an exploration company and the real estate being considered.


A series of six multiple choice questions are presented for those who choose or require accreditation.


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