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Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set & CD-ROM Pack, Third Edition

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set & CD-ROM Pack, Third Edition

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William A. Hustrulid, Mark Kuchta, Randall K. Martin

August 30, 2013

Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added, t...

Mining and the Environment: From Ore to Metal

Mining and the Environment: From Ore to Metal

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Karlheinz Spitz, John Trudinger

December 4, 2008

The history of mining is replete with controversy, much of it relating to environmental damage and consequent community outrage. Over recent decades there has been increasing pressure to improve the environmental and social performance of mining operations, particularly in developing countries. The ...

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Andrew J. Barker

November 04, 2014

Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an effi cient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus...

A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

Kurt Hollocher

November 04, 2014

This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams...

Rock Fall Engineering

Rock Fall Engineering

Duncan C. Wyllie

September 24, 2014

Rock falls can be a public safety issue. This book provides comprehensive information on identification of these hazards, and design and construction of protection methods. Rock Fall Engineering describes first, the theoretical background to rock fall behavior in terms of the impact and trajectory...

Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation

Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation

Zhenqi Hu

September 23, 2014

Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation contains the proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2014, Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014). The contributions cover a wide range of topics:- Monitoring, prediction and...

Principles of Metallurgical Thermodynamics

Principles of Metallurgical Thermodynamics

Sanat Kumar Roy, Subir Kumar Bose

August 25, 2014

The Series in Metallurgy and Materials Science was initiated during the Diamond Jubilee of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). In the last decade the progress in the study and development of metallurgy and materials science, their applications, as well as the techniques for processing and...

Progressive Technologies of Coal, Coalbed Methane, and Ores Mining

Progressive Technologies of Coal, Coalbed Methane, and Ores Mining

Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka, Kostiantyn Ganushevych

August 11, 2014

Presenting new technologies in underground coal extraction, with special attention to mine galleries support and maintenance, load mechanism of "massif-support system-safety system" systems, analysis of face equipment for thin coal seams mining and substantiation of rational stoping parameters....

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping

Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping

Ernesto Villaescusa

April 01, 2014

The first comprehensive work on one of the most important underground mining methods worldwide, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping presents topics according to the conventional sublevel stoping process used by most mining houses, in which a sublevel stoping geometry is chosen for a...

Progress in Mine Safety Science and Engineering II

Progress in Mine Safety Science and Engineering II

Xueqiu He, Hani Mitri, Baisheng Nie, Yunhai Wang, Ting X. Ren, Wenxue Chen, Xiangchun Li

February 11, 2014

As societies continue to grow and develop, the demand for energy has increased worldwide. In China, coal is still one of the principal energy resources and it is expected that more coal mining projects are needed in the future. As mining operations continue to increase their production rates and...

Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability

Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability

Geoff Beale, John Read

January 24, 2014

Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stability is a comprehensive account of the hydrogeological procedures that should be followed when performing open pit slope stability design studies. Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit (LOP) project, an international research and technology...

Statistics for Mining Engineering

Statistics for Mining Engineering

Jacek M. Czaplicki

January 14, 2014

Many areas of mining engineering gather and use statistical information, provided by observing the actual operation of equipment, their systems, the development of mining works, surface subsidence that accompanies underground mining, displacement of rocks surrounding surface pits and underground...

Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries

Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries

Nuh Bilgin, Hanifi Copur, Cemal Balci

December 05, 2013

The secret to streamlined scheduling of mining and civil engineering projects is a solid understanding of the basic concepts of rock cutting mechanics. Comparing theoretical values with experimental and real-world results, Mechanical Excavation in Mining and Civil Industries thoroughly explains...

Energy Efficiency Improvement of Geotechnical Systems: International Forum on Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Improvement of Geotechnical Systems: International Forum on Energy Efficiency

Genadiy Pivnyak, Oleksandr Beshta, Mykhaylo Alekseyev

November 19, 2013

This book covers innovative technologies and approaches for improvement of technical and economic parameters of functional geotechnical systems. The focus is on mathematical modelling of objects and processes, as well as the development of techniques and their control algorithms. The book comprises...

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