Introductory Mining Engineering
An indispensable book for mining engineering students and a comprehensive reference for professionals. This book 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. Covers remote sensing, GPS, geophysical surveying, and mineral deposit evaluation.