M.Tech . Mine Planning & Design - Mine Planning & Design underground mine planning involves coming up with the optimum layout for the underground workings that get at most of the ore, at the lowest cost, and with the greatest safety.Thus you need to know where the ore is, what the rocks are that you will have to go through to get to it, how much ground water may flow in to bedevil your advance, how to support the rock roof lest it fall down on you, how to get air in and out of the workings, and how best to move men and materials around safely and cost-effectively.Underground mine planning is a multi-disciplinary activity. The geologist tells about the rocks and the ore body. The hydrologist tells about the groundwater. The mining engineer will usually be the one who lays out the actual shaft, stopes and associated workings. A good ventilation engineer is crucial. And many mechanical engineers to select, install, and keep the equipment working. It also helps to have a good rock mechanics expert to tell about pillar layout and rock support.
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