Earth and Planetary Sciences

Mining Methods

Edited by Turgay Onargan, ISBN 978-953-51-0289-2, 74 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 09, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2017
Edited Volume

An economic viability of a modern day mine is highly dependent upon careful planning and management. Declining trends in average ore grades, increasing mining costs and environmental considerations will ensure that this situation will remain in the foreseeable future. This book describes mining methods for the surface and underground mineral deposits. The methods are generalized and focus on typical applications from different mining areas around the world, keeping in mind, however, that every mineral deposit, with its geology, grade, shape, and volume, is unique. The book will serve as a useful resource for researchers, engineers and managers working in the mining industry, as well as for universities, non-governmental organizations, legal organizations, financial institutions and students and lecturers in mining engineering.