Introductory Mining Engineering, 2Nd Ed

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Wiley India Pvt. Limited, 2002 - Mining engineering - 584 pages
This book covers both above ground and underground methods for a wide variety of mineral substances, including metals, non-metals, and fuels. Completely revised, this book includes updated material on remote sensing, GPS, seismic surveying, ground-penetrating radar, continuous integrated mining operations, and autonomous trucks. It also includes a new chapter on environmental responsibilities, regulations, and health and safety issues. The book covers new information on landscape, regional planning, wetlands protections, and subsidence mitigation. · Introduction to Mining· Mining and Its Consequences· Stages of Mining: Prospecting and Exploration· Stages of Mining: Development and Exploitation· Unit Operations of Mining· Surface Mine Development· Surface Mining: Mechanical Extraction Methods· Surface Mining: Aqueous Extraction Methods· Underground Mine Development· Underground Mining: Unsupported Methods· Underground Mining: Supported Methods· Underground Mining: Caving Methods· Novel Methods and Technology· Summary of Mining Methods and Their Selection

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