How mining works
“How Mining Works” by W. Scott Dunbar is an in-depth and comprehensive guide to the mining industry. The author provides a detailed overview of the mining process, from exploration and discovery to extraction and processing. The book covers a wide range of topics, including geology, resource estimation, drilling, blasting, and more.
One of the book’s strengths is its focus on real-world applications. The author provides numerous examples and case studies to illustrate the concepts and techniques discussed. This makes the information more accessible and engaging for students and professionals in the field.
The book is well-researched and draws on the author’s extensive experience in the mining industry. The writing style is clear and concise, making the subject matter approachable for those with varying levels of technical knowledge. The author also provides a comprehensive overview of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of mining, making the book a valuable resource for those interested in sustainable mining practices.
In conclusion, “How Mining Works” is an excellent resource for students, professionals, and researchers in the field of mining. The book’s comprehensive coverage, real-world examples, and focus on sustainable practices make it an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the mining industry.
About the author
W. Scott Dunbar is currently the professor and head of department of mining engineering at the University of British Columbia. He teaches courses in engineering economics, professional ethics, mine waste management, and simulation.
In addition to lecturing, he has worked as a consulting engineering, mostly on geotechnical and water resources projects in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.