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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Mining subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Mining along with reviews.

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List of Mining Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

1. Mine Environmental Engineering

1. “Elements of Mining Technology” by Deshmukh D J

“Elements of Mining Technology” Book Review: This book contains many volumes related to elements of mining technology. You can learn about mining geology minerals and rock structures in this book. Get to know about the coalfields in India from this book. Learn more about opencast mining and explosives. This book is useful for a person that wants to know everything about mining which includes accessing mineral deposits.

2. “Mine Environment and Ventilation” by Mishra G B

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“Mine Environment and Ventilation” Book Review: This book allows you to learn the theoretical treatment of mining and how the environment in mines is controlled. You can learn about the practice of ventilation too. This book will be useful for students who pursue mining engineering. Mining engineers that do the work can also learn a lot from this book. This will help them in their work life.

3. “Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning” by Hartman H L

“Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning” Book Review: This book gives an engineering design approach to mine ventilation. It gives us an idea of how we can help to control the environment. This book is useful for practitioners who operate mines and design them. It is easy to learn about the safety aspects of mines by reading this book.

4. “Subsurface Ventilation and Environmental Engineering” by McPherson M J

“Subsurface Ventilation and Environmental Engineering” Book Review: This book is useful for engineers, researchers and students who wish to learn about the environment underground. You can learn about planning and controlling the environment underground from this book. This book is useful not only for mining but for civil, heating, ventilating and mechanical engineers too. This book contains chapters on airborne pollutants that show the control and measurement of physiological reactions. Students studying industrial medicine and industrial hygienists will find this chapter in the book very useful. This book showcases the changes in design procedures to show the revolution.

5. “ADVANCED MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING USEFULL FOR AMIE MINING B TECH M TECH DIPLOMA (MINING BOOKS)” by ANDUGULA RAJU
6. “MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR MINING” by BANGARI SHASHANK

“MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR MINING” Book Review: This book gives an introduction to environmental engineering for mining. We can learn about the system of ventilation and the distribution of mine air from this book. Get to know more information about auxiliary survey and ventilation survey by reading the text. This book will be useful for engineers who work in mines and those who want to learn about the environment in mines.

7. “MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR MINING AMIE MINING” by M VISHNU

“MINE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR MINING AMIE MINING” Book Review: This book gives an introduction to environmental engineering in mining. Learn about the system of ventilation and distribution of mine air by reading this book. Get to know about the auxiliary and ventilation survey through this book. This book is useful for B.Tech, M.Tech and diploma students.

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8. “Mine Environmental Engineering, Volume II” by Mritunjoy Sengupta

“Mine Environmental Engineering, Volume II” Book Review: This book provides an advanced level of learning of mine environmental engineering. Learn about the elements of the process environment and how they interact with the social environment. Learn about the environmental problems in mining operations. Learn about mathematical modelling and computer simulation in the mining atmosphere. This book contains many illustrations to describe industrial places where mining occurs. Get to know about the mining regulations enforced by the government. This book is useful for research scientists, students and engineers.

9. “Mine Drainage and Related Problems (Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology)” by Brock C Robinson

“Mine Drainage and Related Problems (Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology)” Book Review: This book allows readers to learn about the effective management of active and passive systems that help to treat acid mine drainage. The outflow of acidic water from coal mines is called acid mine drainage and it causes serious problems to the environment. Learn about acid mine drainage in Portugal and the geochemistry of acid mine drainage. Get to know about metal leaching in Ghana and how acid mine drainage is disposed to prevent environmental pollution.

10. “Environmental Engineering in Mines” by V S Vutukuri and Lama

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“Environmental Engineering in Mines” Book Review: This book is useful for the engineers and for the researchers doing research in the mining environment. This book mentions deposits of minerals, increasing mining legislation and pressure from environmental groups. It has stated both efficient and safe methods of mining. Every element namely gas, dust, radiation, heat, water and noise is taken under consideration for its accompanying hazards, its sources, detection, and control measures.


2. Mining Machinery

1. “Pumps, Fans, Compressors” by Cherkassky B M
2. “Elements of Mining Technology” by Deshmukh D J
3. “Winding and Transport” by Walker

“Winding and Transport” Book Review: This book will be useful for electrical and mechanical engineers and the students of mineral engineering. This book discusses the means of transporting operatives and mine winding. It explains the means of calculating the output of various transport modes. It discusses the change in the size and power of available mining transport equipment. It helps to overcome the problem of mine winding and transport. It contains formulas and shortcuts to solve problems. It provides practical problems to understand them in real life.

4. “Coal Mining” by Statham I C F
5. “MINING MACHINERY-I FOR AMIE MINING B TECH MINING DIPLOMA MINING” by MUNIKUNTLA KUMRASWAMY

“MINING MACHINERY-I FOR AMIE MINING B TECH MINING DIPLOMA MINING” Book Review: This book will be useful for students who have taken a mining course in b-tech and diploma. It is a volume one book that explains concepts like wire ropes, rope capping. It also describes transportation in mines-rope haulages and conveyors locomotives.

6. “MINE MACHINERY-II FOR MINING” by L NARSIMA RAO

“MINE MACHINERY-II FOR MINING” Book Review: This book will be useful for students who have taken a mining course in b-tech and diploma. It is a volume two book that explains coal face machinery and longwall face machinery. It describes flameproof and intrinsically safe apparatus. It also explains about winding and mine cables.

7. “Reliability Centered Maintenance Models for Mining Machinery” by N V S Raju

“Reliability Centered Maintenance Models for Mining Machinery” Book Review: This book will be useful for engineers working in coal mining fields. Failure field data are collected and analyzed using various statistical tools and RCM models. It explains both Analytical and graphical methods to determine failures. This book teaches how to overcome unpredictable loss and damages at times. It explains how to maintain frequency and schedule reliability orientation accordingly instead of time-based maintenance.

8. “Mining and Mining Machinery: Explaining the Methods of Obtaining Minerals, Precious Stones” by Sydney F Walker

“Mining and Mining Machinery: Explaining the Methods of Obtaining Minerals, Precious Stones” Book Review: This book explains mining and mining machinery. It also explains the methods of obtaining minerals and stones. This book helps the mining engineers and also the students interested in this field. It explains how mining is carried out. This book is made out of historical works and it maintains the originality of the content.

9. “Gold Mining Machinery; Its Selection, Arrangement & Installation” by W Tinney

“Gold Mining Machinery; Its Selection, Arrangement & Installation” Book Review: It is a practical handbook for mine engineers. It explains how gold mining machines are selected, arranged and installed. It is an historic based explained book.

10. “Mining and Rock Construction Technology Desk Reference” by Agne Rustan and Claude Cunningham

“Mining and Rock Construction Technology Desk Reference” Book Review: It acts as a reference for engineers and students in the field of mining, tunnelling and construction engineering. It explains basic definitions, abbreviations and trade names used in drilling and blasting. It also explains units and symbols used in rock mechanics. It includes terms front fractography, fracture dynamics, the strength of materials and many more.


3. Mining Planning and Design

1. “Advanced Coal Mining” by B M Vorobjev and R T Deshmukh
2. “Introductory Mining Engineering” by Hartman

“Introductory Mining Engineering” Book Review: This book is for the mining engineers. It gives information on both underground and above ground minerals like metals, non metals and fuels. It mentions latest creations like gps, remote sensing, seismic survey and many more. This book idealizes environmental responsibilities, regulations and safety instructions. It also refers to ground penetration radar, continuous integrated mining operations and automatic trucks. It gives knowledge about new landscape, regional planning, wetland protection and subsidence mitigation.

3. “Underground Winning of Coal” by T N Singh
4. “Open Pit Mine Planning and Design” by William A Hustrulid and Mark Kuchta

“Open Pit Mine Planning and Design” Book Review: This book is good for students of surface mine design, open pit design, geology and excavation engineering. The principles mentioned in this book are used worldwide. This book contains topics like mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources. It also briefs us about ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, shovel loading, haulage trucks and machine availability and utilization. This book has numerous case studies and solved problems. It has exercises and review questions.

5. “Principles of Mine Planning” by Jayanta Bhattacharya

“Principles of Mine Planning” Book Review: This book is for the students of mining and geo-resources engineering and business. This book describes the modern mine planning. It contains topics like principles of corporate governance, sound economics, concerns for environment and social responsibility. This book contains advanced topics like risk assessment in mining investment, project management and control, IT-enabled strategic planning, supply chain management, PERT, CPM and CCPM. This book has several solved questions, numericals and case studies.

6. “Coal Mining and Colliery Spoil Disposal: Minerals Planning Guidance: Minerals Planning Guidance Notes” by Great Britain
7. “Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes” by Mark Tibbett

“Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes” Book Review: This book is useful for environment managers, NGO’s, restoration ecologists, mine managers, mining environmental specialists and consultants. This can also be used by the students of ecology, environmental studies and for the conservation ecologists. This book is an interface between geology, botany and mining and conservation. It is divided into 4 parts namely-introduction, concepts and challenges, endemism in ironstone geosystems, progress in bauxite mining. This has many examples in it.

8. “Environmental Policy in Mining: Corporate Strategy and Planning” by Alyson Warhurst and Maria Ligia Noronha

“Environmental Policy in Mining: Corporate Strategy and Planning” Book Review: This book is for engineers, planners, ecologists, policy makers and economists.This book discusses the problems faced by the environment on mining. It also has how to environmental compliance and improve competitiveness.

9. “Mine Planning and Equipment Selection” by Raj K Singhal and Bhaskar P Singh

“Mine Planning and Equipment Selection” Book Review: This book is for mine planners and managers. It contains many paperworks from across the globe. The topic discussed in the book is mining methods for open pit and underground mining.

10. “Environmental Impacts of Mining Monitoring, Restoration, and Control” by Mritunjoy Sengupta

“Environmental Impacts of Mining Monitoring, Restoration, and Control” Book Review: This book is a must have book for environmental consultants, regulators, planners, workers in the mining industry. And geologists, hydrologists, hazardous waste professionals, and instructors can use this book for good reference. This book discusses the environmental problems caused by mining. Issues include destruction of forest and agricultural lands, sedimentation, erosion, soil contamination,surface and groundwater pollution. It also offers solutions for these problems.

11. “Superfund and Mining Megasites: Lessons from the Coeur d’Alene River Basin” by National Research Council and Division on Earth and Life Studies

“Superfund and Mining Megasites: Lessons from the Coeur d’Alene River Basin” Book Review: The book provides lessons from Coeur d’Alene River Basin, evaluates the issues and concerns, EPA’s decisions about cleaning up the area, scientific and technical practices used by EPA to make decisions about human health risks and substantial concerns regarding environmental protection decisions, particularly dealing with the effectiveness of long-term plans. This book can be used by those studying about Superfund and Mining Megasites.

12. “Deep-Sea Mining: Resource Potential, Technical and Environmental Considerations” by Rahul Sharma

“Deep-Sea Mining: Resource Potential, Technical and Environmental Considerations” Book Review: This book provides contributions from specialists who provide a complete status update along with outstanding issues encompassing different topics related to deep-sea mining. Interest in exploration and exploitation of deep-sea minerals is seeing a revival due to diminishing grades and increasing costs of processing of terrestrial minerals as well as availability of several strategic metals in seabed mineral resources; it therefore becomes imperative to take stock of various issues related to deep-sea mining. It also provides to learn about the resource potential of different deep-sea minerals, design considerations and development of mining systems, and the potential environmental impacts of mining in international waters.


4. Elements of Mining, Ore Dressing and Surveying

1. “Courses in Mining Geology” by Arogyaswami R P N
2. “Elements of Mining” by Robert Strong Lewis and George B Clark

“Elements of Mining” Book Review: This book describes the concepts of mineral exploration. It contains all the factors that are essential for the exploration of minerals. This book also includes case studies on mineral exploration. In addition, a case study on the exploration of diamonds is also provided. Topics like ore, mineral economics and mineral exploration are also covered.

3. “The elements of mining and quarrying” by Clement Le Neve Foster

“The elements of mining and quarrying” Book Review: This book covers all the activities ranging from mining and quarrying. It also covers various policies and environmental impacts. This book contains several case studies based on real-life scenarios. It contains numerous illustrations and pictures for a visual experience. Each chapter covers theory as well as applications related to it. This helps one to understand the entire scope of mining.

4. “Mineral Processing at a Crossroads: Problems and Prospects” by B A Wills and R W Barley

“Mineral Processing at a Crossroads: Problems and Prospects” Book Review: The book covers the concepts of mineralogy. It includes the use of solvent-extraction and ion-exchange. Topics such as physical mineral processing, conventional crushing and grinding methods are also discussed. It also covers flotation, gravity, magnetic and electrostatic methods. The treatment of ultra-fine particles is also discussed.
5. “Ore Processing” by S Jain
6. “Elements of Practical Coal Mining” by samuel cassidy
7. “Elements of Mining” by George Joseph Young
8. “Applied Geophysics for Geologists and Engineers: The Elements of Geophysical Prospecting” by Donald Harrison Griffiths

“Applied Geophysics for Geologists and Engineers: The Elements of Geophysical Prospecting” Book Review: The book covers all the methods related to seismic, electrical, electromagnetic and gravity. The book mainly deals with seismic refraction and electrical resistivity techniques. It also contains topics related to groundwater geophysics. The New edition also includes induced polarisation methods and geophysical borehole logging. It also covers petroleum prospecting. Problems are given at the end of each chapter.


5. Mine Surveying Systems and Ventilation

1. “MINE SURVEYING-2 FOR MINING” by P RANGASWAMY

“MINE SURVEYING-2 FOR MINING” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book explains various mine surveying concepts which are required for civil and mine engineering students. This book has many questions and numerical problems which would help students to test their understanding. Teachers can also use these sections for examinations. This book consists of various chapters. It starts with explaining theodolite surveying and problems in it. Later on, it explains various other methods for setting out the curves. Correlation surveys are explained later. It also explains tacheometry. Finally it explains the dip strike problem.

2. “A Practical Treatise on Mine Surveying (Classic Reprint)” by Arnold Lupton

“A Practical Treatise on Mine Surveying (Classic Reprint)” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book explains various mine surveying concepts which are required for civil and mine engineering students. The tables of logarithms, Antilogarithms, squares, sines, sosines, tangents, etc. which form a portion of the appendix of the book. Geodetic surveys are explained at the start of the book. Cadastral surveys and engineering surveys are also explained. Later on, aerial surveys and mining Surveys are explained. Hydrographic surveys are explained at the end. This book explains how various methods of surveying are established on very simple fundamental principles.

3. “Mine Surveying” by Sateyesh Singh

“Mine Surveying” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book includes all measurement, calculations and mapping which serve the purpose of ascertaining. It also explains documenting information at all stages from prospecting to exploitation and utilizing mineral deposit both by surface and underground working. Geodetic surveys are explained at the start of the book. Cadastral surveys and engineering surveys are also explained. Later on, aerial surveys and mining Surveys are explained.

4. “Real Time System for Longwall Coal Mine Applications” by Srinivasulu Tadisetty

“Real Time System for Longwall Coal Mine Applications” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. The real time (RT )system book is more appropriate for longwall chock shields performance monitoring and analysis due to its prompt and real time operations. Therefore, this book with wireless data acquisition was successfully developed and implemented in experimental longwall coal mines for monitoring. This book also explains analysis and forecast of adverse working conditions in real time. The book discusses several roof strata problems and also explains initiated warning during adverse strata behavior. Later on, it explains efficiency and productivity of longwall mining operations. The book also explains chock shields. Therefore, the investigations carried out in this book are definitely useful to the mining industry for efficient planning and execution to achieve enhanced productivity and safety.

5. “MINE ENVIRONMENT AND VENTILATION” by Misra G B

“MINE ENVIRONMENT AND VENTILATION” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book explains mine environment and its ventilation. It has several chapters. It starts with explaining mine air and study of fire damps. Later on, it explains mine climate. It explains natural and mechanical ventilation along with proper study of mechanism, causes and calculation of natural ventilation. Finally, it explains ventilation surveys and elements of ventilation planning. This book explains objective steps in ventilation planning, desirable features of a ventilation system.

6. “Mine Ventilation Manual” by Antipas Massawe

“Mine Ventilation Manual” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book is focused on understanding the sources of harmful impurities in the mine and other underground workings and the explosive properties of mine dust. This book also explains the laws of airflow and distribution in the networks of mine airways. This book also deals with the problems of gas and dust dynamics in mines, ventilation systems engineering. It also explains management for underground and surface mines and other underground workings.

7. “Mining and Mine Ventilation: A Practical Handbook on the Physics (Classic Reprint)” by Joseph James Walsh

“Mining and Mine Ventilation: A Practical Handbook on the Physics (Classic Reprint)” by Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book provides new material and to dwell more fully on the fundamental theories. It also explains laws of ventilation, and to furnish, if possible, to the student a more suggestive method of study in a more graphic form. It also explains the methods of determining the size of fans etc. It also explains processes to ventilate a mine under given conditions, together with certain facts pertaining to the water gauge. The chapters on Mine Fires are entirely with new features in this book.

8. “Mine Ventilation Engineering” by C J Hall

“Mine Ventilation Engineering” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book also explains the laws of airflow and distribution in the networks of mine airways. This book also deals with the problems of gas and dust dynamics in mines, ventilation systems engineering. This book includes all measurement, calculations and mapping which serve the purpose of ascertaining. This book consists of various chapters. It starts with explaining theodolite surveying and problems in it. Later on, it explains various other methods for setting out the curves. Finally, it explains the other methodologies in ventilations.

9. “Mine Ventilation, 2 Volume Set: Mine Ventilation: Addendum” by P Mousset-Jones

“Mine Ventilation, 2 Volume Set: Mine Ventilation: Addendum” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book explains various mine surveying concepts which are required for civil and mine engineering students. This book explains about the ventilation methods used in mining. It is also useful for understanding dangers and concerns in the process of ventilation. It also explains about networks of mine airways. It also deals with chock shields. There are also many cases for the study which have been explained in this book.

10. “The Ventilation Of Coal Mines” by William Fairley

“The Ventilation Of Coal Mines” Book Review: This book has been designed for mining engineering students from B.Tech/ M.Tech. Teachers teaching this subject can also use this book. Research students and professionals can also use this book. This book explains various procedures in the ventilation of coal mines. It also explains the dangers and concerns from coal mining. It explains the purpose of diluting and removing gases from underground. It also explains the mechanical equipment used. It also explains the process of supplying oxygen for breathing and for engines. Use of diesel engines and other mechanical equipment is also explained in this book. Finally, it explains determining the volume of air required in the mine and how that volume is to be supplied.


6. Small Scale and Marine Mining

1. “Small-Scale Mining: A Global Overview” by A K Ghose

“Small-Scale Mining: A Global Overview” Book Review: This book is useful for mining engineering. This book gives a major segment of mineral industries throughout the world. This book contains policies, prospects and geological parameters.

2. “Influence of Illegal Small Scale Mining Activities on Water Quality” by Agyare Eunice Brago

“Influence of Illegal Small Scale Mining Activities on Water Quality” Book Review: This book is for the activists related to mining and water conservation. This book covers the problems caused by mining to the environment. It gives the information about the water pollution caused on the Bonsa river. It mentioned water borne diseases.

3. “Small-Scale Mining: A Guide to Appropriate Equipment” by James F McDivitt

“Small-Scale Mining: A Guide to Appropriate Equipment” Book Review: This book is for the researchers in the small mining field. This book is a guide for every aspect of small scale mining. It contains topics like prospecting and surveying through haulage, handling and transportation, safety equipment and world wide coverage.

4. “Project Management for Mining: Handbook for Delivering Project Success” by Robin J Hickson

“Project Management for Mining Handbook for Delivering Project Success” Book Review: The book provides a discussion of mining ethics and governance. It walks you through all the project management steps―defining the scope, performing pre feasibility and feasibility studies, gaining societal acceptance, minimizing the impact and risks, creating workable schedules and budgets, setting in place the project execution plan, assembling the human resources, hiring the contractors, and establishing project controls―and then on into the delivery of the engineering and design, construction, progress reviews, pre-launch commissioning, and ramping up for operation. It includes several useful aids such as figures, checklists, and flowcharts to guide you through every step, from conception through successful opening. It aims at helping miners succeed in the exceedingly challenging world of project management.

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