Building on the success of its 1995 predecessor, this 2nd Edition of "Open Pit Mine Planning and Design" has been extensively updated and extended into a complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining. New chapters on the reporting of mineral resources and ore reserves, and on responsible mining were added to inform the reader about defining assets and to provide a balanced consideration of the relation of mining to sustainable development. Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, and responsible mining. Volume 2 deals with CSMine, a user-friendly mine planning and design software that was developed specifically to illustrate the principles involved when applied in practice. It includes CSMine software, a CSMine tutorial, a user's guide and various orebody case examples."Open Pit Mine Planning and Design" is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering and in advanced open pit mine planning and design anywhere in the world. In addition, it can also be used as a practical reference guide by senior students and professionals. The step-by-step introduction to mine design and planning enables a fast-path approach to the matter by undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding and user-friendly software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the drillhole data sets allows the student to practice the described principles in diverse mining properties case examples. The large number of illustrative examples and case studies, together with the exercises and the reference lists at the end of each chapter, provide the student with all the material needed to study effectively the theory and application methods of open pit mine planning and design.
Open Pit Mine Planning and Design Fundamentals CSMine Software Package by Mark Kuchta; W. Hustrulid was published by Taylor& Francis Ltd in April 2006. The ISBN for Open Pit Mine Planning and Design Fundamentals CSMine Software Package is 9780415407410.