Surface Mining, Second Edition

Surface Mining, Second Edition

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This SME classic is both a reference book for the working engineer and a textbook for the mining student. This hardcover edition gives a brief history of surface mining and a general overview of the state of surface mining today--topics range from production and productivity to technological developments and trends in equipment. This extremely useful text takes the approach that exploration and mining geologists must be expert in a number of fields, including basic finance and economics, logistics, and pragmatic prospecting. Readers will find material on all these topics and more. The book's nine chapters include: Introduction, Exploration and Geology Techniques, Ore Reserve Estimation, Feasibility Studies and Project Financing, Planning and Design of Surface Mines, Mine Operations, Mine Capital and Operating Costs, Management and Organization, and Case Studies. The book is fully indexed.9) Calculating mine capital costs including mine equipment, mine facilities, and preproduction operating costs. ... An operating cost per shift, in terms of maintenance labor, repair parts, and consumables, is developed for each type of equipment and is multiplied by the required shifts to obtain a total cost per ... A flowchart summarizing the development of mine capital and operating costs is shown in Fig. 1.

Title:Surface Mining, Second Edition
Author:Bruce A. Kennedy, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.)
Publisher:SME - 1990-01-01


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