Planning of Surface Mining Projects

Course Name: 

Planning of Surface Mining Projects (MN463)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

03 (3-0-0)


Preliminary investigations. Stages of planning. Feasibility Report. Planning inputs. Monitoring of projects. Estimation of mine life. Openpit slope angles. Ultimate pit limit. Interrelation and planning of unit operations. Transport and dumping subsystems. Ore Blending. Equipment selection. Design of haul roads. Extraction methods for beach sand deposits, mining of developed coal seams, selective mining, Estimation of profitability, productivity and quality control.


Opencast Mining Unit Operations by Rzhevsky, V.V., Mir Publishers Opencast Mining Technology and Integrated Mechanisations by Rshensky V.V., Mir Publishers.


Mining Engineering

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Prof. V. R. Sastry, Head of the Department
Department of Mining Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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