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Tunneling in Rock by Drilling and Blasting

1st Edition

Alex Spathis, R.N. Gupta
November 05, 2012

Tunnelling in Rock by Drilling and Blasting presents the latest developments in the excavation of tunnels using the drilling and blasting method. Examples of work conducted throughout the world including the Indian sub-continent, Australia, and Sweden amongst others are discussed. These tunnel...

Performance of Explosives and New Developments

1st Edition

Bibhu Mohanty, Vinay Kumar Singh
November 05, 2012

There is considerable scope for improving the outcome of any blasting operation through basic understanding and application of the principles of blasting science and technology. The main objective of Performance of Explosives and New Developments is to sensitize the practitioner to critically...

Rock Fragmentation by Blasting: Fragblast 10

1st Edition

Pradeep K. Singh, Amalendu Sinha
November 05, 2012

Rock Fragmentation by Blasting contains the papers presented at the 10th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (New Delhi, India, 26-29 November 2012), and represents the most advanced forum on blasting science and technology. The contributions cover all major recent...

Mineralogy for Petrologists: Optics, Chemistry and Occurrences of Rock-Forming Minerals

1st Edition

Michel Andre Demange
May 21, 2012

This book provides a categorized and visualized overview and presents microscopic observations, systematic mineralogy, chemistry, geology, stability, paragenesis, occurrence and use in petrology of 137 minerals. Structural formula calculations are included in the appendix. Consists of a set of...

The World of Mining

1st Edition

Richard Woldendorp, Jim Wark, Karlheinz Spitz, John Trudinger
January 13, 2012

In this truly unique celebration of mining, breathtaking aerial photographs by award-winning photographers Jim Wark and Richard Woldendorp accompany ground-level pictures of mines, mine-side oddities, and mine communities. Informed but breezy narratives by mining experts John Trudinger and...

Minerals, Metals and Sustainability: Meeting Future Material Needs

1st Edition

William John Rankin
October 03, 2011

Minerals, Metals and Sustainability examines the exploitation of minerals and mineral products and the implications for sustainability of the consumption of finite mineral resources and the wastes associated with their production and use. It provides a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates...

CO2 Storage in Carboniferous Formations and Abandoned Coal Mines

1st Edition

Manchao He, Luis Ribeiro e Sousa, Derek Elsworth, Euripedes Vargas Jr.
September 16, 2011

Underground geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) has considerable potential for mitigating climate change. CO2 can be safely injected and stored at well characterized and properly managed sites. Injecting carbon dioxide in deep geological formations can store it underground for long periods...

Mineral Beneficiation: A Concise Basic Course

1st Edition

D.V. Subba Rao
May 13, 2011

Mineral Beneficiation or ore dressing of run-of-mine ore is an upgrading process to achieve uniform quality, size and maximum tenor ore through the removal of less valuable material. Beneficiation benefits the costs of freight, handling, and extraction (smelting) reduce, and the loss of metal...

Tailings and Mine Waste 2010

1st Edition

The Organizing Committee of the 14th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste
November 12, 2010

Tailings and Mine Waste ’10 contains the contributions from the 14th annual Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, held by Colorado State University of Fort Collins, Colorado in conjunction with the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia. The purpose of this series of conferences...

Mining and Rock Construction Technology Desk Reference: Rock Mechanics, Drilling & Blasting

1st Edition

Agne Rustan, Claude Cunningham, William Fourney, Alex Spathis, K.R.Y. Simha
November 10, 2010

A comprehensive and illustrated desk reference with terms, definitions, explanations, abbreviations, trade names, quantifications, units and symbols used in rock mechanics, drilling and blasting. Now including rock mechanics as well, this updated edition presents 5127 terms, 637 symbols, 507...

Rare Earth Elements in Ultramafic and Mafic Rocks and their Minerals: Main types of rocks. Rock-forming minerals

1st Edition

Felix P. Lesnov
September 28, 2010

This book gives an overview of the world’s literature on analytical data and theoretical concepts of the regularities of rare earth elements (REE) in ultramafic and mafic rocks of different chemical and mineral compositions – mantle restites (including those composing mantle xenoliths in...

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design

1st Edition

John Read, Peter Stacey
November 18, 2009

Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design is a comprehensive account of the open pit slope design process. Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit (LOP) project, an international research and technology transfer project on the stability of rock slopes in open pit mines, this book provides an...