Technical Aspects of Mining

Overview


This topic introduces some key technical aspects of mining, including outlining the processes involved in extracting rock and ensuring a stable and safe working environment.

The topic briefly outlines some associated technical issues such as how the operating environment is controlled in underground mines (ventilation), prevention of unplanned collapse of excavations, control of water underground and mechanical and electrical engineering challenges, along with an overview of some key mining equipment and technology. Physical risks associated with mining are mentioned, with comments on mitigatory measures.