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  • Project Management for Miningby Robin J. Hickson; Terry L. Owen

    SME 2015; US$ 229.00

    Before You Ever Put the First Shovel in the Ground?This Book Could Be the Difference Between a Successful Mining Operation and a Money Pit Opening a successful new mine is a vastly complex undertaking entailing several years and millions to billions of dollars. In today?s world, when environmental and labor policies, regulatory compliance, and impact... more...

  • Slope Stability in Surface Miningby William A. Hustrulid; Michael K. McCarter; Dirk J.A. Van Zyl

    SME 2001; US$ 139.00

    As we enter the 21st century, mines are being planned to reach depths of more than 1,100 meters, waste rock embankments have surpassed 600 meters in height, tailings dams have reached heights of 200 meters, and heap leach facilities have topped 150 meters. The push toward higher, deeper, and steeper, along with the larger and more productive equipment... more...

  • Rockburstsby Wilson Blake; David G.F. Hedley

    SME 2003; US$ 79.00

    The occurrence of rockbursts poses a significant and growing threat to mines--and miners--throughout North America. High stress on brittle rock structures during mining operations can produce sudden, explosive reactions that result in costly mine failures, serious injury, and even death. Using a series of case studies, this essential reference documents... more...

  • Mine Pit Lakesby Devin N. Castendyk; L. Edmond Eary

    SME 2009; US$ 109.00

    Water quality of pit lakes is one of the most critical environmental issues facing the global mining industry. As ore grades decrease and operators strive to improve efficiency, the number of active pit mines will continue to outpace their underground counterparts in the years ahead. more...

  • Basics of Metal Mining Influenced Waterby Virginia T. McLemore

    SME 2008; US$ 79.00

    Basics of Metal Mining Influenced Water is a must­read for planners, regulators, consultants, land managers, students, researchers, or others concerned about the environmentally sound management of metal mine wastes and drainage quality. The first of a series of six handbooks on technologies for managing metal mine and metallurgical process draining,... more...

  • The Circulating Loadby Robert S Shoemaker

    SME 2002; US$ 44.00

    This how-to guide is loaded with innovative ideas and practical solutions to some of the most troublesome mineral processing challenges. From mess­free flooring to inventive crusher and conveyor designs to time-saving quality control techniques, this reference is full of fresh approaches to age­old problems that can inhibit mill operating performance.... more...

  • Copper Leaching, Solvent Extraction, and Electrowinning Technologyby Gerald V. Jergensen

    SME 1999; US$ 99.00

    This book recognizes the growing role of solvent extraction and electrowinning technology in the global copper business. This process is an efficient and cost-effective way to extract copper. These proceedings document the present status of the SX-EW business. It represents a substantial body of historical, scientific, engineering, and commercial information... more...

  • Diamond Depositsby Edward I Erlich; W. Dan Hausel

    SME 2003; US$ 129.00

    Written for geologists and diamond prospectors, this guidebook provides a general overview of diamond exploration and exploitation. The text covers how to find, recognize, and evaluate the potential of diamond deposits. As examples, the book reviews the history of some important diamond discoveries in the western United States and Russia. Much of the... more...

  • Georgia Kaolinsby Jessica Elzea Kogel

    SME 2002; US$ 49.00

    The book provides a look at the many different disciplines involved in kaolin production, including geology, mining, mineralogy, geochemistry, and microbiology. It gives industry practitioners a better understanding of this versatile material in order to improve exploration, processing, and product quality. The text presents an excellent overview of... more...