First phase of a dynamic scenario-based mine feasibility study from exploration through operations to final mine closure plan. Includes preparation of a geological model, calculation of resources, generation of focused technical reports, community consultation and economic reports. Identify and compare conceptual mining methods for consideration in Mine Design Project II (see MIN E 403). Prepare regular team reports and presentations. Present findings during a half-day final industry seminar. Weekly seminars with instructor and industry experts. Corequisites: MIN E 413 and MIN E 414. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.