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Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies

Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies Hardcover – June 1, 2001

Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies presents the latest principles and techniques in use today. Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world.
Industry experts have contributed sections on:

General Mine Design Considerations
Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock/Soft Rock
Longwall Mining of Hard Rock
Shrinkage Stoping
Sublevel Stoping
Cut-and-Fill Mining
Sublevel Caving
Panel Caving
Foundations for Design
Underground Mining Looks to the Future

The successor to the Society's 1982 "Underground Mining Methods Handbook", affectionately known as the Blue Book, includes revised section of general mine design, mining methods, and foundations for design and a new section on the future of the field. Other sections cover the room-and-pillar mining of hard and soft rock, the longwall mining of hard rock, shrinkage stoping, sublevel stoping, cut-and-fill mining, sublevel caving, and panel caving. Among specific topics are cost estimating, modifications of the room-and-pillar mining method for Polish copper ore deposits, rock support in cut-and-fill mining at the Krisineberg Mine, and simulating underground mining operations. SciTech Book News
Chapters are grouped into the following sections: General mine design considerations (5 chapters); Room-and-pillar mining of hard rock (6 chapters); Room-and-pillar mining of soft rock (4 chapters); Longwall mining of hard rock (3 chapters); Shrinkage stoping (2 chapters); Sublevel stoping (11 chapters); cut-and-fill mining (11 chapters); Sublevel caving (5 chapters); panel caving (8 chapters); Foundations for design (17 chapters, on rock mechanics, carious support methods, dilution control, ore passes and blast design); and Underground mining looks to the future (5 chapters, on small companies, telemining, automation, deep mines and simulation). Most sections consist entirely of case studies in a standard format, each chapter giving details of the methods used at a particular mine. IMM Abstracts September 2001 Vol 51, No 3

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