Synopses & Reviews
Outstanding textbook designed for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological excavation engineering and in advanced open pit mine planning and design. The step-by-step introduction to mine design and planning enables a fast-path approach to the matter by undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding, user-friendly software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the drillhole data sets allows the student to practice the described principles in diverse mining properties case examples. The large number of illustrative examples and case studies, together with the exercises and the reference lists at the end of each chapter, provide the student with all the material needed to study effectively the theory and application methods of open pit mine planning and design.
Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, and responsible mining. Volume 2 deals with CSMine, a user-friendly mine planning and design software that was developed specifically to illustrate the principles involved when applied in practice. It includes CSMine software, a CSMine tutorial, a user 's guide and various orebody case examples. Although intended as student course material, many practitioners have used appreciated it as practicl reference guide.
Building on the success of its 1995 predecessor, Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Second Edition has been updated and extended into an authoritative account of modern open pit mining. It features two new chapters on the reporting of mineral resources and ore reserves as well as responsible mining. The CSMine software has been completely rewritten in Windows format. This edition also includes seven new drillhole data sets and additional review questions and exercises. Volume 1 presents fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines, while Volume 2 explores the CSMine planning and design software, developed to illustrate the principles involved when applied in practice.