Andrew Hammond

Central Queensland University

Dr. Andrew Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering (Geoscience) at the School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University (CQUniversity), Rockhampton Campus, Australia. He is a key foundation academic member of CQUniversity’s mining group and a former Discipline Leader in Mining and Geology. Over the past 12 years, he has been involved in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate engineers, many of whom have gone on to work in the Bowen Basin coalfields or further afield in Australia’s other coal, metalliferous, and non-metalliferous resource industries. Dr. Hammond’s research interests include sedimentary basins, stratigraphy, hydrogeology of mine spoil heaps and mine catchments, mine rehabilitation, geohazards, and engineering geology. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Central Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Group.

Andrew Hammond

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Mining is essential for extracting natural resources. However, it is costly, potentially dangerous if poorly managed, and is perceived by some to be an environmentally unfriendly process. This book provides a comprehensive overview of mining technology with case examples and research. Chapters discuss a diversity of topics, including sonic drilling, quality assessment of rock bolts, block cave mine ventilation, microwave radar surveillance, safety management of tailings, and monitoring radon gas in underground mines.

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