TY - CHAP A1 - Changsheng Ji ED1 - Turgay Onargan Y1 - 2012-03-09 PY - 2012 T1 - Surface Coal Mining Methods in China N2 - An economic viability of a modern day mine is highly dependent upon careful planning and management. Declining trends in average ore grades, increasing mining costs and environmental considerations will ensure that this situation will remain in the foreseeable future. This book describes mining methods for the surface and underground mineral deposits. The methods are generalized and focus on typical applications from different mining areas around the world, keeping in mind, however, that every mineral deposit, with its geology, grade, shape, and volume, is unique. The book will serve as a useful resource for researchers, engineers and managers working in the mining industry, as well as for universities, non-governmental organizations, legal organizations, financial institutions and students and lecturers in mining engineering. BT - Mining Methods SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/35061 DO - 10.5772/35061 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-30 ER -