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Mining of Hardrock minerals on federal lands is governed primarily by the General Mining Law of 1872. This book explores the issue of whether this law should be reformed, and if so, how to balance mineral development with competing land uses.
An illustrated history of coal mining by surface methods from 1942 to 1985. This book details the origins of the industry and documents the types of earthmoving machines employed during the first 40 years and includes a large number of photographs.
This text demonstrates how land can be restored to its natural beauty after it has been mined. It explores the legal, engineering, environmental and social perspectives of surface mining law and reclamation by landfilling.
The Marcellus Shale is a sedimentary rock formation deposited over 350 million years ago in a shallow inland sea located in the eastern... Læs mere
It is important for coal preparation engineers and practitioners to be aware of advances in technology to improve plant efficiency and... Læs mere
Published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States Bureau of Mines, this volume presents the latest findings from 120... Læs mere
The go-to resource for professionals in the mining industry. This second edition has an enhanced presentation; new and updated information is represented in a concise, well-organised guide of important data for everyday use by engineers and other professionals.
Hydraulic fracturing is a technique developed initially to stimulate oil production from wells in declining oil reservoirs. This book explores hydraulic fracturing and safe drinking water act issues as well as the public health and environmental impacts of natural gas drilling.