Introductory Mining Engineering

Introductory Mining Engineering
Author: Howard L. Hartman,Jan M. Mutmansky
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2002-08-09
ISBN: 9780471348511
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Mining Engineering Book Excerpt:

An introductory text and reference on mining engineering highlighting the latest in mining technology Introductory Mining Engineering outlines the role of the mining engineer throughout the life of a mine, including prospecting for the deposit, determining the site's value, developing the mine, extracting the mineral values, and reclaiming the land afterward. This Second Edition is written with a focus on sustainability-managing land to meet the economic and environmental needs of the present while enhancing its ability to also meet the needs of future generations. Coverage includes aboveground and underground methods of mining for a wide range of substances, including metals, nonmetals, and fuels. Completely up to date, this book presents the latest information on such technologies as remote sensing, GPS, geophysical surveying, and mineral deposit evaluation, as well as continuous integrated mining operations and autonomous trucks. Also included is new information on landscape restoration, regional planning, wetlands protection, subsidence mitigation, and much more. New chapters include coverage of: * Environmental responsibilities * Regulations * Health and safety issues Generously supplemented with more than 200 photographs, drawings, and tables, Introductory Mining Engineering, Second Edition is an indispensable book for mining engineering students and a comprehensive reference for professionals.

Introductory Mining Engineering 2Nd Ed

Introductory Mining Engineering  2Nd Ed
Author: Hartmann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9788126511358
Category: Mining engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Mining Engineering 2Nd Ed Book Excerpt:

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

Introductory Mining Engineering

Introductory Mining Engineering
Author: Hartman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN: 9780471431619
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introductory Mining Engineering

Introductory Mining Engineering
Author: Hartman & Mutmansky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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SME Mining Engineering Handbook Third Edition

SME Mining Engineering Handbook  Third Edition
Author: Peter Darling
Publsiher: SME
Total Pages: 1840
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0873352645
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SME Mining Engineering Handbook Third Edition Book Excerpt:

This third edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook reaffirms its international reputation as "the handbook of choice" for today's practicing mining engineer. It distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mining engineering as a disciplinary field and has subsequently helped to inspire and inform generations of mining professionals.Virtually all of the information is original content, representing the latest information from more than 250 internationally recognized mining industry experts. Within the handbook's 115 thought-provoking chapters are current topics relevant to today's mining professional: Analyzing how the mining and minerals industry will develop over the medium and long term--why such changes are inevitable, what this will mean in terms of challenges, and how they could be managed Explaining the mechanics associated with the multifaceted world of mine and mineral economics, from the decisions associated with how best to finance a single piece of high-value equipment to the long-term cash-flow issues associated with mine planning at a mature operation Describing the recent and ongoing technical initiatives and engineering developments in relation to robotics, automation, acid rock drainage, block caving optimization, or process dewatering methods Examining in detail the methods and equipment available to achieve efficient, predictable, and safe rock breaking, whether employing a tunnel boring machine for development work, mineral extraction using a mobile miner, or cast blasting at a surface coal operation Identifying the salient points that dictate which is the safest, most efficient, and most versatile extraction method to employ, as well as describing in detail how each alternative is engineered Discussing the impacts that social and environmental issues have on mining from the pre-exploration phase to end-of-mine issues and beyond, and how to manage these two increasingly important factors to the benefit of both the mining companies and other stakeholders

Advanced Analytics in Mining Engineering

Advanced Analytics in Mining Engineering
Author: Ali Soofastaei
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 747
Release: 2022-03-27
ISBN: 3030915891
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Analytics in Mining Engineering Book Excerpt:

In this book, Dr. Soofastaei and his colleagues reveal how all mining managers can effectively deploy advanced analytics in their day-to-day operations- one business decision at a time. Most mining companies have a massive amount of data at their disposal. However, they cannot use the stored data in any meaningful way. The powerful new business tool-advanced analytics enables many mining companies to aggressively leverage their data in key business decisions and processes with impressive results. From statistical analysis to machine learning and artificial intelligence, the authors show how many analytical tools can improve decisions about everything in the mine value chain, from exploration to marketing. Combining the science of advanced analytics with the mining industrial business solutions, introduce the “Advanced Analytics in Mining Engineering Book” as a practical road map and tools for unleashing the potential buried in your company’s data. The book is aimed at providing mining executives, managers, and research and development teams with an understanding of the business value and applicability of different analytic approaches and helping data analytics leads by giving them a business framework in which to assess the value, cost, and risk of potential analytical solutions. In addition, the book will provide the next generation of miners – undergraduate and graduate IT and mining engineering students – with an understanding of data analytics applied to the mining industry. By providing a book with chapters structured in line with the mining value chain, we will provide a clear, enterprise-level view of where and how advanced data analytics can best be applied. This book highlights the potential to interconnect activities in the mining enterprise better. Furthermore, the book explores the opportunities for optimization and increased productivity offered by better interoperability along the mining value chain – in line with the emerging vision of creating a digital mine with much-enhanced capabilities for modeling, simulation, and the use of digital twins – in line with leading “digital” industries.

Civil Engineering Volume II

Civil Engineering   Volume II
Author: Kiyoshi Horikawa,Qizhong Guo
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN: 190583974X
Category: Civil engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Engineering Volume II Book Excerpt:

Civil Engineering is the component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Civil Engineering is the oldest of the engineering specialties and has contributed very much to develop our society throughout the long history of human life. The advancement of civil engineering has, therefore, been closely related to that of civilization. In this theme, human activities on the earth from ancient times to the present are briefly reviewed first, and then the history of the process to establish the civil engineering discipline is discussed for better understanding of the important role that civil engineering has played in the growth of a mature society, from both technological and social points of view. Broad diversification of civil engineering has resulted from the enormous expansion of society during the latter half of the twentieth century. The various branches are briefly described to show the notable characters that civil engineering has formed to maintain the sustainable development of society. The Theme on Civil Engineering with contributions from distinguished experts in the field provides the essential aspects and fundamentals of civil engineering. The two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

New Trends in Applied Artificial Intelligence

New Trends in Applied Artificial Intelligence
Author: Hiroshi G. Okuno,Moonis Ali
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1198
Release: 2007-07-18
ISBN: 3540733256
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Trends in Applied Artificial Intelligence Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2007, held in Kyoto, Japan. Coverage includes text processing, fuzzy system applications, real-world interaction, data mining, machine learning chance discovery and social networks, e-commerce, heuristic search application systems, and other applications.

On the Profession of Mining Engineering

On the Profession of Mining Engineering
Author: William Ashburner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Profession of Mining Engineering Book Excerpt:

Mineral Property Evaluation

Mineral Property Evaluation
Author: Richard L. Bullock,Scott Mernitz
Publsiher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN: 0873354451
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mineral Property Evaluation Book Excerpt:

“Everything” sums up what must be considered for a properly documented property evaluation. Less than 30% of the projects that are developed in the minerals industry yield the return on investment that was projected from the project feasibility studies. The tools described in this handbook will greatly improve the probability of meeting your projections and minimizing project execution capital cost blowout that has become so prevalent in this industry in recent years. Mineral Property Evaluation provides guidelines to follow in performing mineral property feasibility and evaluation studies and due diligence, and in preparing proper documents for bankable presentations. It highlights the need for a consistent, systematic methodology in performing evaluation and feasibility work. The objective of a feasibility and evaluation study should be to assess the value of the undeveloped or developed mineral property and to convey these findings to the company that is considering applying technical and physical changes to bring the property into production of a mineral product. The analysis needs to determine the net present worth returned to the company for investing in these changes and to reach that decision point as early as possible and with the least amount of money spent on the evaluation study. All resources are not reserves, nor are all minerals an ore. The successful conclusion of any property evaluation depends on the development, work, and conclusions of the project team. The handbook has a diverse audience: • Professionals in the minerals industry that perform mineral property evaluations. • Companies that have mineral properties and perform mineral property feasibility studies and evaluations or are buying properties based on property evaluation. • Financial institutions, both domestic and overseas, that finance or raise capital for the minerals industry. • Consulting firms and architectural and engineering contractors that utilize mineral property feasibility studies and need standards to follow. • And probably the most important, the mining and geological engineering students and geology and economic geology students that need to learn the standards that they should follow throughout their careers.

Surface Mining Technology

Surface Mining Technology
Author: Mostafa Mohamed Ali Elbeblawi,Hassan Ali Abdelhak Elsaghier,Mostafa Tantawy Mohamed Amin,Wael Rashad Elrawy Abdellah
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-07-31
ISBN: 9811635684
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surface Mining Technology Book Excerpt:

This book gives a brief history and a general overview of the state of surface mining technology with topics ranging from the principles to surface mining methods, systems, and pit planning design. It starts with the definition of surface mine and ends with land reclamation and mine closure. The following chapters address the basics of mineral economics, calculation of stripping ratio; exploitation of difficult parts of ore deposits, slope stability, controlling falls and slides in the surface mines, sorts of freight traffic, scrapers, bulldozers, and loaders. The book serves as a reference text for mining students, engineers, and geologists.

Mining and the Environment

Mining and the Environment
Author: Karlheinz Spitz,John Trudinger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 1351183656
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mining and the Environment Book Excerpt:

The history of mining is replete with controversy of which much is related to environmental damage and consequent community outrage. Over recent decades, this has led to increased pressure to improve the environmental and social performance of mining operations, particularly in developing countries. The industry has responded by embracing the ideals of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Mining and the Environment identifies and discusses the wide range of social and environmental issues pertaining to mining, with particular reference to mining in developing countries, from where many of the project examples and case studies have been selected. Following an introductory overview of pressing issues, the book illustrates how environmental and social impact assessment, such as defined in "The Equator Principles", integrates with the mining lifecycle and how environmental and social management aims to eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive mining impacts. Practical approaches are provided for managing issues ranging from land acquisition and resettlement of Indigenous peoples, to the technical aspects of acid rock drainage and mine waste management. Moreover, thorough analyses of ways and means of sharing non-transitory mining benefits with host communities are presented to allow mining to provide sustainable benefits for the affected communities. This second edition of Mining and the Environment includes new chapters on Health Impact Assessment, Biodiversity and Gender Issues, all of which have become more important since the first edition appeared a decade ago. The wide coverage of issues and the many real-life case studies make this practice-oriented book a reference and key reading. It is intended for environmental consultants, engineers, regulators and operators in the field and for students to use as a course textbook. As much of the matter applies to the extractive industries as a whole, it will also serve environmental professionals in the oil and gas industries. Karlheinz Spitz and John Trudinger both have multiple years of experience in the assessment of mining projects around the world. The combination of their expertise and knowledge about social, economic, and environmental performance of mining and mine waste management has resulted in this in-depth coverage of the requirements for responsible and sustainable mining.

Engineered Rock Structures in Mining and Civil Construction

Engineered Rock Structures in Mining and Civil Construction
Author: Raghu N. Singh,Ajoy K. Ghose
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2006-01-26
ISBN: 9780415400138
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineered Rock Structures in Mining and Civil Construction Book Excerpt:

The book collates and sifts a vast amount of literature on the design of structures in the mining and construction industries to synthesize a comprehensive text on the subject area. The focus is on the application of theory to practice and the book is richly illustrated with worked out examples. The presentation is lucid and based on the extensive professional, teaching and research experience of the authors. The text seeks to address the key issues of design of 'engineered' structures in or on rock. The book will serve as a standard text for undergraduate courses in mining, civil engineering and engineering geology.

Surface and Underground Excavations

Surface and Underground Excavations
Author: Ratan Raj Tatiya
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2005-08-18
ISBN: 1439834229
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surface and Underground Excavations Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive text explores the technologies and developments in excavations for any type of surface or underground excavation. The first several chapters cover unit operations, including drilling, explosives and blasting, mucking, haulage, hoisting, and supports and reinforcement. The book then describes excavation techniques for various operations, such as tunneling, raising, sinking, drifting, stoping, quarrying and surface mining, underground mining, pillar blasting, and liquidation. It also examines the design, planning, and analysis of excavations as well as the construction of surface and subsurface excavations, such as caverns. Case studies focus on heavy underground blasting during pillar recoveries.

Information Sources in Engineering

Information Sources in Engineering
Author: Roderick A. Macleod,Jim Corlett
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 703
Release: 2012-04-17
ISBN: 3110930765
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Sources in Engineering Book Excerpt:

The current, thoroughly revised and updated edition of this approved title, evaluates information sources in the field of technology. It provides the reader not only with information of primary and secondary sources, but also analyses the details of information from all the important technical fields, including environmental technology, biotechnology, aviation and defence, nanotechnology, industrial design, material science, security and health care in the workplace, as well as aspects of the fields of chemistry, electro technology and mechanical engineering. The sources of information presented also contain publications available in printed and electronic form, such as books, journals, electronic magazines, technical reports, dissertations, scientific reports, articles from conferences, meetings and symposiums, patents and patent information, technical standards, products, electronic full text services, abstract and indexing services, bibliographies, reviews, internet sources, reference works and publications of professional associations. Information Sources in Engineering is aimed at librarians and information scientists in technical fields as well as non-professional information specialists, who have to provide information about technical issues. Furthermore, this title is of great value to students and people with technical professions.

Surface and Underground Excavations 2nd Edition

Surface and Underground Excavations  2nd Edition
Author: Ratan Raj Tatiya
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 0203440943
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surface and Underground Excavations 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Surface and Underground Excavations – Methods, Techniques and Equipment (2nd edition) covers the latest technologies and developments in the excavation arena at any locale: surface or underground. In the first few chapters, unit operations are discussed and subsequently, excavation techniques are described for various operations: tunnelling, drifting, raising, sinking, stoping, quarrying, surface mining, liquidation and mass blasting as well as construction of large subsurface excavations such as caverns and underground chambers. The design, planning and development of excavations are treated in a separate chapter. Especially featured are methodologies to select stoping methods through incremental analysis. Furthermore, this edition encompasses comprehensive sections on mining at ‘ultra depths’, mining difficult deposits using non-conventional technologies, mineral inventory evaluation (ore – reserves estimation) and mine closure. Concerns over Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environment and loss prevention, and sustainable development are also addressed in advocating a solution to succeed within a scenario of global competition and recession. This expanded second edition has been wholly revised, brought fully up-to-date and includes (wherever feasible) the latest trends and best practices, case studies, global surveys and toolkits as well as questions at the end of each chapter. This volume will now be even more appealing to students in earth sciences, geology, and in civil, mining and construction engineering, to practicing engineers and professionals in these disciplines as well as to all with a general or professional interest in surface and underground excavations.

Operational Sustainability in the Mining Industry

Operational Sustainability in the Mining Industry
Author: Hassan Qudrat-Ullah,Pramela Nair Panthallor
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN: 9811590273
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operational Sustainability in the Mining Industry Book Excerpt:

This book broadly explains the requirement to focus on core components in a business and provides a case study of open-pit mining operations throughout the book to understand the management perspective of large organizations. With globalized approaches of large businesses and the rising requirement of understanding the needs of modern organizations, it is necessary to focus on key areas of businesses to ensure sustainability of operations. Organizations look into achieving a high return on investments and short-term measures in increasing sales or revenue is considered unsuitable. It is a necessity to look for sustainability and continuous methods of innovation to boost efficiency. This book provides a case study based on large organizations and uses qualitative methodologies where data was collected using in-depth interviews of respondents from various mining companies in the top and middle-level management from different parts of the world, detailing the state of the art of information systems currently used in large scale open-pit miming (LSOPM). This book provides a sound knowledge of cutting-edge factors to the reader for managing the business to attain operational excellence and long-term sustainability, and caters to a broad spectrum of management and technical readers.

Memorial Tributes

Memorial Tributes
Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2011-05-20
ISBN: 0309215870
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memorial Tributes Book Excerpt:

This is the fourteenth volume in the series of Memorial Tributes compiled by the National Academy of Engineering as a personal remembrance of the lives and outstanding achievements of its members and foreign associates. These volumes are intended to stand as an enduring record of the many contributions of engineers and engineering to the benefit of humankind. In most cases, the authors of the tributes are contemporaries or colleagues who had personal knowledge of the interests and the engineering accomplishments of the deceased.

Mining and its Impact on the Environment

Mining and its Impact on the Environment
Author: Fred G. Bell,Laurance J. Donnelly
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2006-04-20
ISBN: 1482288230
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mining and its Impact on the Environment Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2007 E.B. Burwell, Jr. Award of the Geological Society of America Mining activity has left a legacy of hazards to the environment, such as waste, unstable ground and contamination, which can be problematic when redeveloping land. This book highlights the effects of past mining and provides information on the types of problems it may cause in both urban and rural areas. By way of example, the book also demonstrates how such problems may be anticipated, investigated, predicted, prevented and controlled. Furthermore, it shows how sites already affected by mining problems and hazards can be remediated and rehabilitated. Covering subsidence, surface mining, disposal of waste, problems resulting from mine closure and mineral processing, Mining and its Impact on the Environment is an excellent reference for practising mining and geotechnical engineers, as well as students in this field.

Geologic and Mine Modelling Using Techbase and Lynx

Geologic and Mine Modelling Using Techbase and Lynx
Author: Martin Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 9789054106920
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geologic and Mine Modelling Using Techbase and Lynx Book Excerpt:

This text provides a process-oriented discussion of the theory, methodology and philosophy of geologic and mine modelling using two commercial software packages: Techbase, a leader for mineral exploration and modelling bedded deposits; and Lynx, for modelling geology.