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Introductory Mining Engineering

Introductory Mining Engineering

Introductory Mining Engineering
By Howard L. Hartman, Jan M. Mutmansky

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Book Description

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.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #116892 in Books
  • Published on: 2002-08-09
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.51" h x 1.32" w x 6.40" l, 2.08 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 584 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A beginning text and elementary reference book in mining engineering which adopts both a quantitative and a numerical approach. Provides in-depth treatment of the applications of mining engineering while reinforcing material with clear, complete analyses of special topics as well as numerical examples and problems. Initial chapters are devoted to fundamentals, explaining the four stages of mining -- prospecting, exploration, development, exploitation-- and the unit operations of mining. The text continues with coverage of surface mining and underground mining. Highlights novel methods and provides case studies, answers to selected problems, extensive references and bibliography, and both English and SI or metric units.

From the Back Cover
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.

About the Author
HOWARD L. HARTMAN, PhD, was Drummond Chair and professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
JAN M. MUTMANSKY, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Mining Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. The authors also coauthored Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Third Edition (with R. V. Ramani and Y. J. Wang), published by Wiley.


Customer Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Expensive, but it was useful.
By Ye Shall Be As Gods
Not bad as an introductory book. If you know virtually nothing about the field it will give you a flyover at 50,000 feet kind of an overview. It lacks a glossary though which in my opinion is essential. I found it lacking in terms of connecting some of the dots between complicating factors and solutions that lead to a change in mining trends that had to be answered by other texts and classes throughout my degree. I was much more impressed with this the first time I read through it than I was after I read through it again towards the tail end of my degree, but then again I knew nothing about mining when I started as a freshman. For the amount of money this text is I guess I expected a bit more.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
2Not very informative
By D. R. Martz
Not written to especially high standards. There are many ways this book could be improved. For example, there is no glossary, but there are a couple of embedded lists that define a portion of the jargon used in the book. You can't find the lists when you need them, nor has there been much effort to completely define terms, as the production of a glossary would naturally motivated. There are other problems, leading to a rather mediocre product. Examples: Lots of description of what is currently done (say in excavating or demolition) or how things are trending, without any sort of engineering explanation. From an education standpoint that's just a bunch of filler. Similarly, lists of factors to be considered for a particular aspect of mine development (climate, slope, soil, etc.), paired up with lists of development options (leaching, open pit, tunnel, for example), without any discussion of which of the first list affect or how they affect choices in the second list. In other words this book has a lot of abstract 'what' in the form of lists and factors, with very little 'how.' From this book alone, a reader would advance very little toward becoming a mining engineer.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Intro book
By Russell
This is one of the most informative books on Mining Engineering I have purchased. Over all, easy to follow an it could be read as a refresher book or by one who knows nothing about Mining Engineering

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