Surface Mining Technology

Course Name: 

Surface Mining Technology (MI301)


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. Unit operations – Drilling, Blasting, Excavation and Transporting. Details of principal production equipment. Layout of workings and waste dumps. Environmental management and reclamation in mines. Operational details of major surface mines with special reference to coal, lignite, iron, limestone etc. Techno-economic evaluation of surface mining projects. Problems in deep mining.


S.K. Das, Surface Mining Technology, Lovely Prakashan, Dhanbad, 1984. Misra, G.B., Surface Mining, Dhanbad Publishers, Dhanbad, 1994. Deshmukh, D. J. Elements of Mining Technology, Vol. I, II & III, Central Techno Publishers, Dhanbad, 1988.


Mining Engineering

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 Karnataka, India.

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