Planning of Surface Mines

Course Name: 

Planning of Surface Mines (MN912)




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (4-0-0)


Mine planning & its components; planning phases & planning costs; economic concepts, Steps in mine planning; reserve estimation; determination of mine size, Geometrical considerations; mine layouts; pit slope geometry; stripping ratios, Choice of mining system; determination of ultimate pit, Production planning & calendar plans for mining programme, Selection of equipment system, Design of high wall slopes and waste dumps, Design of haul roads.


Hartman H.L., Introductory Mining Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, Toronto, 1987. Hustrulid W.A., (Editor) Openpit planning and design. Misra G.B., Surface mining.

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 Prof Harsh Vardhan,

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 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

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