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Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes


Mark Tibbett
August 18, 2015

Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes explores the interface between geology and botany, and mining and conservation. Many areas of unusual geology that contain ore-bearing bodies also support unique ecological communities of plants and animals. Increasing demand to exploit rich mineral deposi...

Discrete Simulation and Animation for Mining Engineers


John R. Sturgul
September 10, 2015

General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) is a special computer programming language primarily used to simulate what can be classified as discrete systems. A discrete system is one where, at any given instant in time, a countable number of things can take place. The basic operation of a mine itself c...

Elements of Industrial Hazards: Health, Safety, Environment and Loss Prevention

Ratan Raj Tatiya
June 21, 2017

An introductory course on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) as applicable to all manufacturing and exploration engineering industries. Its first part deals with fundamentals, ecology and environmental engineering and covers air and water pollution sources, magnitude, measuring techniques...

Mining Equipment and Systems: Theory and Practice of Exploitation and Reliability

Jacek M. Czaplicki
June 21, 2017

It has been almost fifty years since the first papers on the application of reliability theory to mining problems were published in the United States. Developing rapidly in the late 1950s and 1960s, reliability theory quickly found a wide application in mining engineering. Ten years later "...

Waste Production and Utilization in the Metal Extraction Industry

Sehliselo Ndlovu, Geoffrey S. Simate, Elias Matinde
June 15, 2017

Increasingly stringent environmental regulations and industry adoption of waste minimization guidelines have thus, stimulated the need for the development of recycling and reuse options for metal related waste. This book, therefore, gives an overview of the waste generation, recycle and reuse along...

Remote Sensing of the Mine Environment

H. Şebnem Düzgün, Nuray Demirel
May 31, 2017

A guide for students and professionals, this introductory course book covers the basic principles of remote sensing and its applications in mine environment monitoring. Building from a reader’s basic knowledge of mine monitoring, it teaches how to implement remote sensing techniques and how to...

Design Analysis in Rock Mechanics, Third Edition

William G. Pariseau
May 25, 2017

This comprehensive introduction to rock mechanics treats the basics of rock mechanics in a clear and straightforward manner and discusses important design problems in terms of the mechanics of materials. This extended third edition includes an additional chapter on Foundations on Jointed Rock....

Technical and Geoinformational Systems in Mining: School of Underground Mining 2011

Genadiy Pivnyak, Volodymyr Bondarenko, Iryna Kovalevs'ka
May 22, 2017

New trends of mineral deposits mining in the world consist of intensifying and concentration of mining operations. This is achieved with the help of new technical equipment that is more reliable, having greater service life and more available power. Consideration is given to quantity reduction...

Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design

P. Mark Hawley, John Cunning
April 10, 2017

Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design is a comprehensive, practical guide to the investigation, design, operation and monitoring of mine waste dumps, dragline spoils and major stockpiles associated with large open pit mines. These facilities are some of the largest man-made structures...

True Triaxial Testing of Rocks

Marek Kwasniewski, Xiaochun Li, Manabu Takahashi
March 31, 2017

This is the first book ever published on the problems of true triaxial testing of rocks addressing all aspects of true triaxial testing of rocks, including: (i) true triaxial testing techniques and procedures; (ii) test results: strength, deformability, failure mode, permeability, acoustic emission...

Statistics for Mining Engineering

Jacek M. Czaplicki
March 31, 2017

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...

Rock Fall Engineering

Duncan C. Wyllie
March 31, 2017

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...

Physics of Coal and Mining Processes

Anatoly D. Alexeev
March 30, 2017

Around the world, on average, four coal miners die for each million tons of coal recovered. Improving the safety of mining work while responding to the need for increased coal production, however, is impossible without further development of the physics of mining processes. A relatively new branch...

Minerals and Coal Process Calculations

D.V. Subba Rao
December 05, 2016

The aim of process calculations is to evaluate the performance of minerals and coal processing operations in terms of efficiency of the operation, grade of the final products and recovery of the required constituents. To meet these requirements, in-depth detailed calculations are illustrated in...