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Reference book about underground mining methods in a new edition

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

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.
Atlas Copco has for many decades had the ambition to provide the underground mining industry with interesting and educational articles describing various underground mining methods.
“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.
Mining trends
Divided in two parts, the book presents technical issues as well as case studies from underground mines around the world.
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
Besides articles covering the whole spectra from geology, mineral prospecting and exploration, mining infrastructure, principles of raise boring and different mining methods, the book presents a number of case studies gathered from all around the world.
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

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