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Practical mining operations. Safety measures

  • Methods of Working Coal and Metal Minesby Seth D. Woodruff

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95

    Methods of Working Coal and Metal Mines, Volume 3 discusses the extraction of mineral deposits, which involves the driving of development openings, from the surface or a central shaft, to the ?block out portions of the deposit. This book is divided into three parts. Part A describes the coal mining methods, which include pillar mining systems and... more...

  • Discrete Simulation and Animation for Mining Engineersby John R. Sturgul

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) is a special computer programming language primarily used to simulate what can be classified as discrete systems. A discrete system is one where, at any given instant in time, a countable number of things can take place. The basic operation of a mine itself can be considered such a system. Discrete Simulation... more...

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Operationsby Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff; Anton Davletshin

    Wiley 2015; US$ 257.00 US$ 222.73

    Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as ?fracking,? is a technique used by the oil and gas industry to mine hydrocarbons trapped deep beneath the Earth?s surface. The principles underlying the technology are not new. Fracking was first applied at the commercial level in the United States as early as 1947, and over the decades it has been applied... more...

  • The Real Disaster Is Above Groundby J. Stephen Kroll-Smith; Stephen Robert Couch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the 1950s Centralia was a small town, like many others in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania. But since the 1960s, it has been consumed, outwardly and inwardly by a fire that has inexorably spread in the abandoned mines beneath it. The earth smokes, subsides, and breathes poisonous gases. No less destructive has been the spread of dissension... more...

  • Coal-Mining Safety in the Progressive Periodby William Graebner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Through the first decade of the twentieth century, Americans looked upon industrial accidents with callous disregard; they were accepted as an unfortunate but necessary adjunct to industrial society. A series of mine disasters in December 1907 (including one in Monongah, West Virginia, which took a toll of 361 lives) shook the public, at least temporarily,... more...

  • Mine Rescue Manualby Chris Enright; Robert L. Ferriter

    SME 2014; US$ 119.00

    Be Prepared Before You Have a Mine Accident. Let s hope you never face a mine disaster. But if you do, you need expert help at your fingertips, and you need it NOW! Keep this book close at hand, just in case. Buy extra copies for your key management and safety staff, and make sure they read it before you need it.Mine Rescue Manual, prepared and tested... more...

  • Tragedy at Pike River Mineby Rebecca Macfie

    Awa Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    Rebecca Macfie is a senior writer with the New Zealand Listener magazine. She was previously a senior writer and deputy editor of Canvas magazine, editor and deputy editor of Unlimited magazine, and has written extensively for Independent Business Weekly and National Business Review . She has 24 years? experience in journalism and has won... more...

  • Expert Systems in Mineral and Metal Processingby A. J. Niemi; S.L. Jamsa-Jounela

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Within the metal and mining industries, the use of expert systems for monitoring and control is on the increase. The content of each paper had to include both expert systems, neural networks or fuzzy control. The papers were evenly contributed from industry, universities and research institutes, thus this book provides a valuable insight into the theoretical... more...

  • Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stopingby Ernesto Villaescusa

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 169.95

    The first comprehensive work on one of the most important underground mining methods worldwide, Geotechnical Design for Sublevel Open Stoping presents topics according to the conventional sublevel stoping process used by most mining houses, in which a sublevel stoping geometry is chosen for a particular mining method, equipment availability, and... more...

  • Deep Marine Mineral Resourcesby Yves Fouquet; Denis Lacroix

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 189.00

    The risks of shortages for some crucial metals and uncertainty about the land-based reserves of several others justify the search to diversify our sources of supply and investigate their potential. Mineral resources in the deep sea are attracting increasing interest with the progressive discovery of various forms of ores. France possesses large areas... more...