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2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
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MEM 204 Surface Mining Methods and Unit Operations

Credits: (3-0) 3

A study of surface mining techniques and unit operations applicable to metal mining, coal mining, quarrying and other surface mining operations. Topics include mine design and planning, surface drilling and blasting, and an introduction to mine drainage. Theory of operation of mining equipment and its selection to materials handling in surface mines will also be discussed with a focus on economics, reliability, maintenance, and safety.

Prerequisites: MEM 120  or permission of instructor.

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