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SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Two Volume Set, Third Edition Hardcover – Feb 25 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1984 pages
  • Publisher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration; 3 edition (Feb. 25 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873352645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873352642
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 22.4 x 8.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #148,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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highly recommended Feb. 21 2014
By Carl Kirstein - Published on
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These two volumes puts the entire mining engineering discipline together in a comprehensive manner. Numerous mine managers and mining engineers have said that this is the best literature on mining engineering they have encountered. And it seems to be globally acknowledged as THE seminal source on a mining engineering overview.

But be warned: it is not light reading for just anyone, the technical details get quickly too much for anyone not intimately involved in the mining environment.

It gives comprehensive information about the business of mining, and even about the operations of mining, but perhaps not enough (to my liking) about the technology of mining. That being said, the work is a mighty one. The contributing authors and reviewers are exhaustive; the pages smack of expertise in the subjects; and the consistency of the writing style is remarkable (a feather in the cap for Darling).

These two volumes are certainly worth their price for anyone in the mining environment. I find myself opening them regularly to check or benchmark what we are busy with... if I can pry it away from my mining engineer colleagues. Highly recommended.
Great book. April 18 2014
By Buhan Song - Published on
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Very useful for engineers working in mining industry, covers many conceptual and practical problems. Came in with very good conditon, highly recommended.
Five Stars June 20 2015
By Charles McHugh - Published on
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The definitive book on mining engineering and big improvement on the 2nd edition. A must for any mining practitioner.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Books arrived damaged. March 17 2014
By Phil - Published on
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Both volumes arrived damaged. Packaging was highly inadequate. Very disappointed in the books' condition considering the price paid. I would expect packaging able to resist the conditions of shipping.

SME Mining Engineering Handbook is THE reference for mining engineers. At home in any offices dealing eith the mining industry.