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Mechanical Behaviour of Salt VIII

Lance Roberts, Kirby Mellegard, Frank Hansen
May 13, 2015

Technical contributions contained in this volume characterize continuity of science, engineering and modeling regarding the mechanical behavior of salt. These papers evidence relationships from microscopic dislocation structure to modeling applications over kilometer dimensions, a reach of more...

The Drilling Manual, Fifth Edition

Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee Limited
April 01, 2015

An Invaluable Reference for Members of the Drilling Industry, from Owner–Operators to Large Contractors, and Anyone Interested In Drilling Developed by one of the world’s leading authorities on drilling technology, the fifth edition of The Drilling Manual draws on industry expertise to provide the...

Vertical and Decline Shaft Sinking: Good Practices in Technique and Technology, International Mining Forum 2015

Jerzy Kicki, Eugeniusz J. Sobczyk, Pawel Kaminski
March 17, 2015

Shaft sinking for underground transportation purposes is a very complex technological process in mining and geotechnology which requires specific and specially designed technological equipment. This technological process is dealt with for a long time, since mining is one of the...

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

Andrew J. Barker
November 21, 2014

Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient 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...

A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

Kurt Hollocher
November 21, 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...

Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation: Proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER 2014), Beijing, China, 16-19 October 2014

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

Subir Kumar Bose, Sanat Kumar Roy
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

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

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

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

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...

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...