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Open Pit Mine Planning & Design, Second Edition

Authors: W. Hustrulid, M. Kuchta
Published by Taylor & Francis - 2006
972 pages, 2 volumes, CD

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Building on the success of its predecessor, this second edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended into a complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining. New chapters on the reporting of mineral resources and ore reserves, and on responsible mining were added to better guide the reader regarding asset definition and to provide a balanced presentation of the relationship between mining and sustainable development.

The CSMine software has been completely rewritten in the Windows format. Seven new drillhole data sets have been included to offer more practice in applying the principles described in the text. Review questions and exercises have been added to the different chapters.

Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, and responsible mining.

Volume 2 includes CSMine, a user-friendly mine planning and design software developed specifically to illustrate the practical application of the involved principles. It also comprises the CSMine tutorial, the CSMine user's manual and eight orebody case examples, including drillhole data sets for performing a complete open pit mine evaluation.

Open Pit Mine Planning & Design is an excellent textbook on surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and advanced open pit mine planning and design. The principles described apply worldwide. In addition, the book can be used as a practical reference by professionals. The step-by-step approach to mine design and planning offers a fast-path approach. The outstanding and user-friendly software guides the reader through the planning and design steps, and the eight drilhole data sets allow the reader to practice the described principles on different mining properties (three copper properties, three ion properties, and two gold properties).

The well-written text, the large number of illustratvie examples and case studies, the review questions and exercises and the reference lists included at the end of each chapter provide all the material needed to effectively learn the theory and application of open pit mine planning and design.


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