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  • 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...

  • Management of Mineral Resourcesby Juan P. Camus

    SME 2002; US$ 89.00

    The mining industry?s strategy for coping with low profitability has focused primarily on controlling production costs. Despite mechanization, automation, and other technical improvements, the aggregate profitability of mining still falls far short of that realized by most other industries. Author Juan Camus contends that what is required is not additional... more...

  • SME Mining Engineering Handbookby Peter Darling

    SME 2011; US$ 299.00

    This third edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mining engineering as a disciplinary field and has subsequently helped to inspire and inform generations of mining professionals. Virtually all of the information is original content, representing the latest information from more than 250 internationally... more...

  • Beneficiation of Phosphate Oreby S. Komar Kawatra; J.T. Carlson

    SME 2013; US$ 99.00

    Beneficiation of Phosphate Ore examines various methods for processing phosphate rock, an important mineral commodity used in the production of phosphoric acid. The majority of phosphoric acid is produced by the wet process, in which phosphate rock is reacted with sulfuric acid to produce phosphoric acid and gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate). This... more...

  • 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...

  • Recommended Contract Practices for Underground Constructionby William W. Edgerton

    SME 2008; US$ 99.00

    Underground construction is more complex than ever. Demand for space is increasing, new technologies are constantly coming online, and more stakeholders are becoming involved. Yet one of the most challenging and frustrating characteristics of underground construction remains: often, contract language does not account for the unique nature of building... 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...

  • Froth Flotationby Maurice Fuerstenau; Graeme Jameson; Roe-Hoan Yoon

    SME 2007; US$ 189.00

    Froth Flotation: A Century of Innovation comprehensively describes the state-of-the-art research and practice in mineral froth flotation as known and practiced a century after its introduction. Recognized experts from around the world provide in-depth coverage on the historical aspects of flotation; flotation fundamentals; flotation chemistry; flotation... more...

  • Advances in Comminutionby S. Komar Kawatra

    SME 2006; US$ 129.00

    There is a great deal of activity directed toward improving ore characterization to predict AG/SAG mill energy requirements, as well as developing improved models and instrumentation for optimization and control of comminution circuits. Instrumentation, modeling, and control functions in particular have benefited from rapidly advancing computer technology.... more...

  • Advances in Gravity Concentrationby R.Q. Honaker; W.R. Forrest

    SME 2003; US$ 79.00

    This compilation focuses on state-of-the-art developments and future trends in gravity concentration technologies. Leading experts discuss recent developments in the design, optimization, and control of gravity-based separation processes and their associated applications. The book is divided into three sections: fundamentals, coal applications, and... more...