This course will provide an overview of the different phases involved in the mining process. From exploration, impact assessment, production and processing of ore, up to mine closure. Environmental and economic aspects will also be considered because they constitute important parts of the process as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on the key concerns of the mining engineer, the science behind rock behaviour as well as surface and underground mining operations. By the conclusion of this course, you will have a general understanding of the overall mining process.
What will I learn?
The steps in the mining process from mineral exploration to closure
Fundamentals of Rock Mechanics. That is, stress-strain, rock strength, effect of discontinuities, rock testing, stress in the ground and instabilities
Fundamentals of surface and underground mining including terminology, types of operations, economics and safety
Where could this lead me?
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MODULE 1: THE MINING PROCESS
MODULE 2: MINING GEOMECHANICS
MODULE 3: SURFACE MINING
MODULE 4: UNDERGROUND MINING
Dr. Olivier Buzzi, Dr. Stephen Fityus and Dr. Anna Giacomini
Kamrul Hasan is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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Mining in the engineering discipline is the extraction of minerals from underneath, above or on the ground. Mining engineering is associated with many other disciplines, such as mineral processing, exploration, excavation, geology, and metallurgy, geotechnical...
Mining in the engineering discipline is the extraction of minerals from underneath, above or on the ground. Mining engineering is associated with many other disciplines, such as mineral processing, exploration, excavation, geology, and metallurgy, geotechnical engineering and surveying. A mining engineer may manage any phase of mining operations,from exploration and discovery of the mineral resources, through feasibility Study, mine design, development of plans, production and operations to mine closure.
With the process of Mineral extraction, some amount of waste and uneconomic material are generated which are the primary source of pollution in the vicinity of mines. Mining activities by their nature cause a disturbance of the natural environment in and around which the minerals are located. Mining engineers must therefore be concerned not only with the production and processing of mineral commodities, but also with the mitigation of damage to the environment both during and after mining as a result of the change in the mining area. Such Industries go through stringent laws to control the pollution and damage caused to the environment and are periodically governed by the concerned departments.
John Walsh completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.