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SME mining reference handbook
Lowrie, Raymond L.
Publication Information:
Littleton, Colo. : Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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TN151 .S64 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Need to recall properties of a rock or mineral on the fly? Or quickly convert to metric units in the field? When you're on a job site, you need answers fast. But answers don't always come easily, especially if your library of reference materials is back in the office.

Engineers are often called on to answer technical questions and solve problems while in the field. It's not always feasible to bring along the bulky reference materials needed to research engineering-related topics.

Now there's a simple solution. The SME Mining Reference Handbook is a practical field reference for mining and minerals engineers who spend time away from the office. With its comprehensive store of charts, graphs, tables, equations, and rules of thumb, the handbook is the essential technical reference for mobile mining professionals. It's also a convenient desk reference for in-office use.

To keep the handbook portable, content was carefully selected to include only the most relevant and widely used information. This distillation of vital technical data was culled from volumes of mining and engineering literature. Its compact size and durable cover make it a convenient resource, ideal for a briefcase, glove compartment, or personal bookshelf.

While written as a quick reference for experienced engineers, students and government practioners will also find it useful.

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Engineers often work in the field far away from office and libraries where abundant reference material is readily available. For the engineer working in the field, however, authoritative and comprehensive technical information is required on the spot. This handbook provides just such essential information, critical to commonly encountered field problems; 25 chapters treat a wide array of topics including project evaluation, material properties, exploration and geology, statistics and probability, weights, measures, conversions, constants, sampling, economics and costing, economic mineral specifications, roads, material transport, explosives, ground control, ventilation, plumbing, power, mineral processing, structures and hydrology, placer mining, leaching, maintenance and inventory, environment and reclamation, health and safety, bonding and liabilities, and mining Web sites. Excellent select bibliographies follow each chapter. A virtual storehouse of useful data is efficiently presented in numerous graphs, tables, charts, equations, constants, rules of thumb, and ideas. No scientist or engineer should work in the field without this invaluable reference. It is also useful for teachers and students. ^BSumming Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students. T. L. T. Grose Colorado School of Mines