What is Mining Engineering ?
“If you can’t grow it, you can mine it”. It may surprise you, but other than agricultural products, the raw ingredients for everything else in our modern lives comes from mining; from the minerals in your toothpaste to the plastic case and gold circuits in your computer to the metal frame of your automobile and even the road itself, to the salt on your dinner table and the silver chain around your neck.
Mining is the foundation of industrial civilization. It is the process of extracting minerals like gold, silver, copper, nickel and uranium (metallic) and salt, potash, coal and oil (nonmetallic) formations that concentrate naturally in the earth.
Mining engineers in fact locate mines, design pits and underground mines, supervise the entire mining operation and devise the methods of transportation to the processing plants. Mining Engineers impact mining processes (underground, surface, and solution), exploration, operations, the processing of metals, health and safety, and the environment.
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