The title of this posting translates as Mine Water and Chemical Balance Analysis. Today, EduMine posted at this link the Spanish language version of what has become a rather popular online course.
I wrote the first version about four years ago, well before the topic of mine water and chemical load and mass balance became topical. I updated the course at the end of 2013, so both the English and Spanish versions are up-to-date.
Indeed since the first posting of this course, there has been a slew of other courses offered in association with conferences and the like. And many fine papers have appeared that expand on the ideas and methods. See the GoldSim site at this link for some recent papers on the topic. And at this link a fine document on the topic from the Yukon Government.
This new Spanish language course joins others on EduMine that I wrote and that have been translated, including:
- Aguas subterráneas en minería
- Diseño, operación y cierre de tranques de relaves
- Manejo de aguas superficiales en minas
We all owe a thanks to Goldcorp who have sponsored the translation of my courses. I am impressed by their commitment to learning in mining, particularly in Spanish, and trust that their investment in me and EduMine pays off for them and the industry.
Yesterday I met with a young lady engineer who has just spent the past month in Vancouver to improve her English. I challenged her: five years from now make sure that you and your generation have made the non-English-speaking countries of the Americas totally self-sufficient in engineers. She promised me she would. I trust my few Spanish language EduMine courses help her and her generation achieve their goals.