Preface. Introduction to Mining. Mining and Its Consequences. Stages of Mining: Prospecting and Exploration. Stages of Mining: Development and Exploitation. Unit Operations of Mining. Surface Mine Development. Surface Mining: Mechanical Extraction Methods. Surface Mining: Aqueous Extraction Methods. Underground Mine Development. Underground Mining: Unsupported Methods. Underground Mining: Supported Methods. Underground Mining: Caving Methods. Novel Methods and Technology. Summary of Mining Methods and Their Selection. Appendix: Conversion Table, English to Metric Units (SI, or International System) Useful in Mining Engineering. Answers to Selected Problems. References. Index.
HOWARD L. HARTMAN, PhD, was Drummond Chair and professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. JAN M. MUTMANSKY, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Mining Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. The authors also coauthored Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Third Edition (with R. V. Ramani and Y. J. Wang), published by Wiley.