SME releases third edition of Open Pit Mine Planning & Design

August 15, 2013

SMEpublicationThe Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) has announced the availability of the third edition of Open Pit Mine Planning & Design.

The two-volume set, published by CRC Press, has been expanded in the latest edition and now includes mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody descriptions, geometrical considerations, production planning and more.

The publication examines a number of topic such as pit limits, reporting of mineral resources and ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, machine availability and utilization and orebody case examples.

The third edition also includes the MicroModel mine design software that guides the reader through the planning and design steps, as well as eight drill hole data sets that allow the reader to practice the described principles on different mining properties. A CD is also included.

The latest edition was updated by updated by William Hustrulid, Mark Kuchta and Randall Martin.

For more information, or to order the third edition of Open Pit Mine Planning & Design, click here.

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