Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mining Technology

Andrew Hammond

Central Queensland University

Dr. Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Geoscience at Central Queensland University. He has over 30 years' geoscience consultancy, research, and teaching experience. He held senior research scientist positions in State (Tasmania) and Australian Government agencies and as a researcher in Queensland university research centers. He is a member of prestigious societies such as the Geological Society of Australia and Australasian Geoscience Learning & Teaching Network (AUGEN).


Brendan Donnelly

Central Queensland University

Brendan Donnelly has been a lecturer at Central Queensland University for more than 10 years. He worked at Mt Isa and Hilton Mines as a project and planning engineer and ventilation superintendent, as well as a Human Resources Manager for an international mining recruitment company while supervising the transfer of their server-based database to an internet-based platform operating in Australia, PNG, and Indonesia.

Nanjappa Ashwath

Central Queensland University

Associate Professor Nanjappa Ashwath currently works at the Institute for Future Farming Systems at the Central Queensland University. He has over 30 years of experience in research on mine site rehabilitation and native species. With an H-index of 24, he has authored or co-authored over 200 publications and serves in the editorial committees of 10 journals. His contribution to research at CQU has won him the Vice Chancellor’s Award for research.


Automation and Sensors Mining Cycles Low Energy Mining Prospecting and Exploration Haul Trucks Face Shovels Reshaping Native Flora Threatened Species Erosion Control Renewable Energy Network Balancing

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About the book

The modern mining industry is very responsive to innovation and new technologies that aid in reducing costs, delivering more acceptable mining solutions, environmental outcomes, and providing mine workers with a safer workplace. The aim of this edited book is to showcase new technologies and innovations within the various phases of the mining cycle. It also aims to highlight how the modern mining company and mining professional exercises community, cultural and environmental responsibility in her/his role and activities. We are also looking for chapters showcasing new technologies involved in mining education and training. New techniques recently invoked during the global COVID-19 pandemic are also encouraged, from all phases of the mining cycle. These techniques may range from the use of digital 3D- visualization and other interactive training software products used to assist learning and those used to install a safer workplace culture. Globally, postmining landscapes are coming under increased scrutiny, both legacy and existing mines. Case studies of these rehabilitated landscapes are particularly welcomed where they can show or highlight new technologies and innovative practices to gain positive environmental outcomes.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 8th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: May 6th 2021

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 5th 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 23rd 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: November 22nd 2021

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About the editor

Andrew Hammond

Central Queensland University

Dr. Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Geoscience within the School of Engineering & Technology at Central Queensland University’s Rockhampton Campus, Central Queensland, Australia.  He holds undergraduate degrees in Geology and Geography from the University of Tasmania and postgraduate degrees, Master of Applied Science in Pedology from the University of Canterbury and Ph.D. in Earth Science from Massey University, both in New Zealand.  His research interests are in: basin tectonics and stratigraphy, sedimentology, soil/regolith geology, hydrogeology, geohazards, mining education and the use and interpretation of geospatial imagery for environmental assessment and land resource management.  He has over 30 years' geoscience consultancy, research and teaching experience having worked in a range of geological landscapes within Australia and New Zealand.  He held senior research scientist positions in State (Tasmania) and Australian Government agencies and as a researcher in Queensland university research centers.

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