Surface Mining

Course Name: 

Surface Mining (MN301)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)


Status and scope of surface mining. Elements of surface mining. Drilling and blasting operations. Details
of principal production equipment. Layout of workings and waste dumps. In-pit crushing and conveying.
Environmental management and reclamation in mines. Operational details of major surface mines with
special reference to coal, lignite, iron, limestone etc. Selective mining. Hydraulic mining. Technoeconomic evaluation of surface mining projects.


S.K. Das, Surface Mining Operations. Misra, G.B., Surface Mining.Deshmukh D.J., Elements of Mining Technology, Vol. I, II, III, Central Techno Publishers, Dhanbad, 1988.


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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