Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set, Second Edition (v. 1)

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9780415407410: Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set, Second Edition (v. 1)

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 excellent, 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 it as a practical reference guide.

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About the Author:

William Hustrulid has more than 40 years of experience in mining engineering. He has worked all over the world as a Professor of Mining Engineering, in R&D positions and as a consultant. He currently holds the rank of Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah and manages Hustrulid Mining Services in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Mark Kuchta has almost 20 years of experience in mining engineering, research and teaching and has worked in the United States and Sweden. At present, he is an Associate Professor of Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.

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Praise for the first edition of this set:

'Students should find it of considerable practical use.' IMM

'Invaluable Reference ... This book is not a set of miscellaneous papers but a book of detailed planned chapter by chapter guide to open pit design and planning. This is the first of its kind and has had an incomprehensible amount of detailed background research and planning making it an invaluable reference for any professional involved in open pit design, for both beginners and experienced experts. And for those not experienced with mine planning packages it includes CSMINE, a scaled down software of the major mine planning systems which takes you step by step through core basic processes and principles used in resource modelling and open pit design. I highly recommend this book.' – Digby Millikan, Geolite Mining Systems

'Excellent for mining design ... Open Pit Mine Planning is both practical and academic; highly recommended for beginners and experiences experts.' – Amazon.com

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