Introductory Mining Engineering

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 9, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 570 pages
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An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technology

Introductory 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 responsibilities
* Regulations
* Health and safety issues

Generously 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.

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Mining and Its Consequences
Prospecting and Exploration
Development and Exploitation
Unit Operations of Mining
Surface Mine Development
Mechanical Extraction Methods
Aqueous Extraction Methods
Underground Mine Development
Unsupported Methods
Supported Methods
Caving Methods
Novel Methods and Technology
Summary of Mining Methods and Their Selection
Conversion Table English to Metric Units

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About the author (2002)

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.

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