Principles of Mine Planning is a must-read for mining engineering and geoscience professionals and students. Some of the major topics covered in this book include the determination of technical factors in mine planning; optimization techniques; design of a shaft system; planning of mineral processing plants, environmental control measures; and closure planning.

The book also covers engineering and management areas related to the minerals business, such as project management and control, IT-enabled strategic planning, and supply chain management. The book is written in a step-by-step, easy to follow manner, has several detailed diagrams, figures, and charts to illustrate each concept. It also includes a number of case studies, and an environmental management plan report and checklist.

The author, Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, is currently professor and Head of the Department of Mining Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He specializes in reliability engineering and mine system planning.

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