Surface Mining, 2nd Edition
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This SME classic is both a reference book for the working engineer and a textbook for the mining student. The hardcover edition gives a brief history of surface mining and a general overview of the state of surface mining today--topics range from production and productivity to technological developments and trends in equipment.
This useful text takes the approach that exploration and mining geologists must be expert in a number of fields, including basic finance and economics, logistics, and pragmatic prospecting. Readers will find material on all these topics and more.
The book's nine chapters include:Introduction,Exploration and Geology Techniques,Ore Reserve Estimation,Feasibility Studies and Project Financing,Planning and Design of Surface Mines,Mine Operations,Mine Capital and Operating Costs,Management and Organization, andCase Studies.
The book is fully indexed.