A concise, well-organized guide of important data for everyday use by engineers and other professionals engaged in mining, exploration, mineral processing, and environmental compliance and reclamation. With its exhaustive trove of charts, graphs, tables, equations, and guidelines, the handbook is the essential technical reference for mobile mining professionals.
The book begins with a discussion on basic geological aspects related to rocks and minerals, geological structures, soil formation and soil classification, underground water, aerial photo study & remote sensing and geophysical and drilling exploration. This is followed by critical engineering geology topics such as soil and rock mechanics, methods of site investigation for civil engineering projects with detailed coverage for dams, reservoirs, tunnels, powerhouses, bridges, canals, power channels, and flumes, search for construction materials, treatment of geological defects, assessment and mitigation of natural hazards, and evaluation of karstic limestone terrains for reservoir projects.
This book presents a comprehensive applied approach to the estimation of mineral resources/reserves with particular emphasis on the geological basis of such estimations, the need for and maintenance of a high quality assay data base, the practical use of comprehensive exploratory data evaluation, and the importance of a comprehensive geostatistical approach to the estimation methodology.
This book is a comprehensive guide to civil excavations at surface and subsurface levels, with or without the aid of explosives. It features descriptions of the latest methods, techniques, equipment, trends and practices, as well as guidance on safety and the environment.
A set of 20 tools intended for use throughout the mining project cycle. ICMM presents the updated toolkit, which includes 20 tools aimed at fostering constructive relationships, building capacity and improving opportunities for the sustainable development of communities around mining and metals operations.
All aspects of cores are covered including cutting and recovery; wellsite handling and logging; recognition of coring damage; laboratory analysis; logging and sampling; preservation and storage. Logging and interpretation are dealt with in detail, encompassing structural and engineering investigations in addition to sedimentology.
This book is an authoritative compilation of research and a description of technological achievements written especially for mine operators, researchers, faculty and students of mining education programs, as well as for regulators and enforcement agencies.
This comprehensive technical reference provides an overview of aqueous metallurgy and its applications in mineral processing operations. The text presents the physicochemical principles of various water-based processes, including interfacial phenomena, hydrometallurgy, and metallurgical kinetics.
This guide aims to assist companies achieve constructive relationships with Indigenous Peoples. It is also intended to help companies comply with their commitment to Indigenous Peoples as stated in ICMM’s position statement. The guide highlights good practice principles, discusses the challenges in applying these principles at the operational level, provides real-world examples of how mining projects have addressed these challenges, and explores the cost of getting it wrong.
Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit project, this book provides an up-to-date compendium of knowledge of the slope design processes that should be followed and the tools that are available to aid engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, mining engineers and civil engineers and mine managers.
This practical guidebook covers virtually all aspects of successful mine design and operations. It is an excellent reference for engineering students who are studying mine design or who require guidance in assembling a mine-design project, and industry professionals who require a comprehensive mine-design reference book. Topics include everything from mine preplanning to ventilation to pumping, power, and hauling systems.