Singh, V.K. and Dhar, B.B. (1996) An overview of surface mining in India. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 44 (9). pp. 297-299. ISSN 0022-2755

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In the last two decades, surface mining has witnessed significant expansion. Currently, it contributes for more than 70% of the mineral production volume. A number of large and deep open pit mines have come up which are highly capital-intensive. All efforts should be made to increase the productivity by economies of scale, equipment utilization, optimum slope design and by the adoption of suitable reclamation techniques to avoid environmental degradation. The paper discusses the present scenario in open pit mining and also suggests the ways and means to improve the productivity in the present liberalization period.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Slope Stability
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 05:47
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 05:47

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