Surface Mine Design

Course Name: 

Surface Mine Design (MI461)


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. MMDR and MCDR. Project scheduling and monitoring. Estimation of mine life. Determination of ultimate pit limits. Interrelation and planning of unit operations. Equipment selection. Transport and dumping subsystems. Design of haul roads. Extraction methods for beach sand deposits. Mining of developed coal seams. Selective mining. Estimation of productivity & profitability. Quality control. Introduction to mine design softwares.


Rzhevsky, V.V. Opencast Mining Unit Operations, Mir Publisher, 1983. Rshensky V.V. Opencast Mining Technology and Integrated Mechanisations, Mir Publishers, 1985. W.Hustrulid and M.Kuchta, Open Pit Mine Planning & Design, Vol. 1 & 2, Taylor & Francis, 2006.


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 Karnataka, India.

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