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Introductory Mining Engineering

ISBN-10: 0471348511
ISBN-13: 9780471348511
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Description: An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technologyIntroductory Mining Engineering outlines the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit,  More...

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Book details

List price: $170.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 584
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technologyIntroductory Mining Engineering outlines the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit, determining the site's value, developing the mine, extracting the mineral values, and reclaiming the land afterward. This Second Edition is written with a focus on sustainability-managing land to meet the economic and environmental needs of the present while enhancing its ability to also meet the needs of future generations. Coverage includes aboveground and underground methods of mining for a wide range of substances, including metals, nonmetals, and fuels.Completely up to date, this book presents the latest information on such technologies as remote sensing, GPS, geophysical surveying, and mineral deposit evaluation, as well as continuous integrated mining operations and autonomous trucks. Also included is new information on landscape restoration, regional planning, wetlands protection, subsidence mitigation, and much more.New chapters include coverage of:Environmental responsibilitiesRegulationsHealth and safety issuesGenerously supplemented with more than 200 photographs, drawings, and tables, Introductory Mining Engineering, Second Edition is an indispensable book for mining engineering students and a comprehensive reference for professionals.

HOWARD L. HARTMAN, PhD, was Drummond Chair and professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. JAN M. MUTMANSKY, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Mining Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. The authors also coauthored Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Third Edition (with R. V. Ramani and Y. J. Wang), published by Wiley.

Preface
Introduction to Mining
Mining's Contribution to Civilization
Mining Terminology
Advancements in Mining Technology
Stages in the Life of a Mine
Unit Operations of Mining
Economics of the Mineral Industries
Computer Applications and Usage
Special Topic: Economic Analysis of a Mineral Commodity
Mining and Its Consequences
Introduction
Government Regulations Applied to Mining
Health and Safety Issues
Environmental Responsibilities
Socioengineering
Summary of Consequences
Stages of Mining: Prospecting and Exploration
Precursors to Mining
Prospecting: General
Prospecting: Geologic
Prospecting: Geophysical
Geochemical and Related Prospecting Methods
Exploration: General
Exploration: Methods
Exploration: Reserve Estimates
Feasibility Analysis
Case Study: Diamonds in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Special Topic: Calculation of an Ore Reserve Estimate
Stages of Mining: Development and Exploitation
Introduction
Development: General Logic
Development: Land Acquisition
Development: Environmental Protection
Development: Financing and Implementation
Development: Taxation and Costs
Exploitation: General Strategy
Exploitation: Mining Method
Exploitation: Management and Cost
Special Topic: Mining Methods Notebook
Unit Operations of Mining
Fundamental Unit Operations and Cycles
Drilling and Other Rock Penetration Methods
Blasting and Rock Fragmentation
Loading and Excavation
Haulage and Hoisting
Auxiliary Operations
Cycles and Systems
Special Topic: Chemical Design of Explosives
Surface Mine Development
The Nature of Surface Mining
Pit Planning and Design
Equipment and System Selection
Stripping Ratios and Pit Limits
Special Topic: Calculation of Stripping Ratios and Pit Limits
Surface Mining: Mechanical Extraction Methods
Classification of Methods
Open Pit Mining
Quarrying
Open Cast (Strip) Mining
Auger Mining
Special Topic A: Surface Mine Blasting
Special Topic B: Slope Stability
Surface Mining: Aqueous Extraction Methods
Classification of Methods
Placer Mining: Hydraulicking
Placer Mining: Dredging
Solution Mining
Special Topic: Selection of Materials Handling Equipment
Underground Mine Development
Nature and Scope of the Task
Mine Development and Design
Mine Plant Layout
Construction of Development Openings
Shaft Hoisting Systems
Special Topic: Design of Hoisting System
Underground Mining: Unsupported Methods
Classification of Methods
Room-and-Pillar Mining
Stope-and-Pillar Mining
Shrinkage Stoping
Sublevel Stoping
Special Topic A: Calculation of Percentage Recovery
Special Topic B: Design of Mine Openings
Underground Mining: Supported Methods
Classification of Methods
Cut-and-Fill Stoping
Stull Stoping
Square-Set Stoping
Special Topic A: Selection and Cost Estimate of Drilling Equipment
Special Topic B: Underground Blasting
Underground Mining: Caving Methods
Classification of Methods
Longwall Mining
Sublevel Caving
Block Caving
Special Topic: Mine Ventilation
Novel Methods and Technology
Classification of Methods
Rapid Excavation
Automation and Robotics
Hydraulic Mining and Transport
Methane Drainage
Underground Gasification
Underground Retorting
Mining for Oil
Ocean Mining
Other Novel Methods
Summary of Innovative and Novel Methods
Summary of Mining Methods and Their Selection
Introduction
Method Recapitulation
Mining Method Selection
Mining Costs
Surface versus Underground
Mine Investment Analysis
Summary
Special Topic: Mine Design Problems
Conversion Table, English to Metric Units (SI, or International System) Useful in Mining Engineering
Answers to Selected Problems
References
Index

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