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NEW: In Situ Recovery & Remediation of Metals


Current trends in mining are driving the demand for subsurface extraction technologies with low surface impacts that protect surface and ground water. In Situ Recovery & Remediation of Metals provides a state-of-the-art synopsis of in situ metal recovery and remediation technologies based on both research and commercial projects.

NEW: Mine Tailings: Perspectives for a Changing World


Nearly every recent article on tailings starts by mentioning a large tailings dam failure. This collection of papers is squarely focused on how we, as an industry, can collectively make changes that will eliminate catastrophic tailings dam failures and lead to better outcomes for the industry and society.

Chemistry of Gold Extraction 2nd Edition


The Chemistry of Gold Extraction bridges the gap between research and industry by emphasizing the practical applications of chemical principles and techniques. Covering what everyone in the gold extraction and processing industries should know, this book is a valuable asset for all professionals involved in the precious metals industries.

De Re Metallica


Originally published in 1556, Agricola's De Re Metallica was the first book on mining to be based on field research and observation-what today would be called the "scientific approach." It was therefore the first book to offer detailed technical drawings to illustrate the various specialized techniques of the many branches of mining, and the first to provide a realistic history of mining from antiquity to the mid-sixteenth century.

Gold Ore Processing


Gold Ore Processing: Project Development and Operations, Second Edition, brings together all the technical aspects relevant to modern gold ore processing, offering a practical perspective that is vital to the successful and responsible development, operation, and closure of any gold ore processing operation.

How Mining Works


How Mining Works explains complex mining concepts in a way simple enough for those who are not familiar with the industry, yet thorough enough to be useful to long-time professionals.

Mineral Processing Design and Operations 2nd Edition


Mineral Processing Design and Operations: An Introduction, Second Edition, helps readers understand the various methods commonly used in mineral beneficiation and concentration processes. Application of theory to practice is explained at each stage, helping operators understand associated implications in each unit process.

Mineral Processing Technology, Eighth Edition


Wills’ Mineral Processing Technology has been the definitive reference for the mineral processing industry for more than thirty years. This industry standard provides practicing engineers and student of mineral processing, metallurgy, and mining with practical information on all the common techniques used in modern processing installations.

Mineral Property Evaluation: Handbook for Feasibility Studies and Due Diligence


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 Mineral Property Evaluation: Handbook for Feasibility Studies and Due Diligence 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 Resource Estimation


Mineral Resource Estimation is about resource modeling. It discusses both theory and practice in sufficient detail for both practitioners and students. It avoids strict theoretical presentations, and focuses on practical adaptions that result in good resource estimation practices. As a bonus, case studies are included.

Mining and the Environment: from Ore to Metal, Second Edition


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. This second edition 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.

Mining Economics and Strategy


Economic skill is an essential partner to technical skill in every step of the mining process. An economic "mindset" begins before the first drill hole. Mining Economics and Strategy will help you effectively direct mining operations through the use of innovative economic strategies. The text covers what is meant by a cost-effective mining scheme, the economics of information, and the procedures for rational evaluation of uncertain projects.

Mining Engineering Analysis, 2nd Edition


This practical guidebook covers virtually all aspects of successful mine design and operations. It is an excellent reference for engineering students who are studying mine design or who require guidance in assembling a mine-design project, and industry professionals who require a comprehensive mine-design reference book.

Mining Explained, 11th Edition


Mining Explained: Discovery, Extraction, Refining, Marketing and Investing explains mining in layman's terms. The scientific, engineering, and fiscal processes employed in the transformation of a mine prospect to a metal producer are all here, but simplified and spelled out in English.

Project Management for Mining


In today's world, when environmental and labor policies, regulatory compliance, and impact on the community must be factored in, you cannot afford to make a mistake. Written by two hands-on, in-the-trenches mining project managers with decades of experience who bring some of the world's most successful, profitable mines into operation on time, within budget, and ethically, Project Management for Mining gives you step-by-step instructions in every process you are likely to encounter.

Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits


Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits walks you through the many-faceted risk evaluation you need to conduct before you invest your hard-earned dollars. Written by a mining professional with a strong background in technical and financial studies, risk assessment, and statistics, this book provides a detailed suite of tools so you can determine whether investing in a mining project makes sense for you.

Rock Slope Stability Second Edition


This is a comprehensive guide for mining and construction engineers responsible for rock slope stability. This book focuses on rock slope stability, with sections on geological data collection, geotechnical data collection and analysis, surface water and groundwater effects, kinematic and kinetic stability analysis, rock slope stabilization techniques and rock slope instrumentation and monitoring.

SME Mining Engineering Handbook 3rd Edition


This third edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition 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.

SME Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Handbook


This landmark publication distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mineral processing and extractive metallurgy as disciplinary fields. SME Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Handbook addresses the magnitude of traditional industry topics and also addresses the new technologies and important cultural and social issues that are important today.

SME Mining Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition


New and updated information is represented in a concise, well-organized guide of important data for everyday use by engineers and other professionals engaged in mining, exploration, mineral processing, and environmental compliance and reclamation. With its exhaustive trove of charts, graphs, tables, equations, and guidelines, SME Mining Reference Handbook, Second Edition is the essential technical reference for mobile mining professionals.