Reference book about underground mining methods in a new edition
A new, second edition of Atlas Copco’s technical reference book “Mining Methods in Underground Mining” is released. Used by the mining industry as well as by universities and consultants around the world, the first edition has been a real success.
“Our main ambition with these publications is to stimulate technical interchange between all people with a special interest in this fascinating business”, says Hans Fernberg, M Sc Mining Engineering and Senior Adviser at Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB.
The book’s first part includes a contribution by Magnus Ericsson from the Raw Material Group with an article covering today’s general trends in underground mining. The fact that mines are getting deeper is one of many factors presented as driving the development of new mining technologies, and which affect all stakeholders.
Studies from real life
From the far north of Sweden, where LKAB’s Kiruna and Malmberget mines supply about 4 % of the iron ore requirements of the world’s steel industry, and with great ambitions of increasing outputs - to the richest silver mine in the world, Industias Peñoles’ Proaño mine in Mexico, with 450 years of operating history.
The book is available at any local Atlas Copco customer center, or you can order it on www.miningandconstruction.com.
For further information please contact:
- Hans Fernberg, M Sc Mining Engineer, Senior Adviser, Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB
Phone: +46 (0) 8- 743 8170
Fax: +46 (0) 8-743 9246
- Patrik Johansson, Communications Professional Underground Rock Excavation
Phone: +46 (0) 19-503 1251
Fax: +46 (0) 19-670 7393
Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation Division