Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : MN2001 : Mine Development {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Devidas Sahebraoji Nimaje


a) Module1: Introduction - Distribution of mineral deposits in India and other countries, mining contributions to civilization, mining terminology.

b) Module 2: Stages in the life of the mine - prospecting, exploration, development, exploitation and reclamation.

c) Module 3: Access to mineral deposit- selection, location, size and shape (incline, shaft and adit), brief overview of underground and surface mining methods.

d) Module 4: Drilling: Types of drills, drilling methods, electric, pneumatic and hydraulic drills, drill steels and bits, drilling rigs, and jumbos.

e) Module 5: Explosives: Classification, composition, properties and tests, fuses, detonators, blasting devices and accessories, substitutes for explosives, handling and storage, transportation of explosives Rock blasting: Mechanism of rock blasting, blasting procedure, and pattern of shot holes.

f) Module 6: Shaft sinking: Ordinary and special methods, problems, and precautions, shaft supports and lining.

Course Objectives

  1. To understand the basic terminology og mining
  2. To acquire the knowledge of introduction to mining

Course Outcomes

1: To understand the distribution of mineral deposits, and mining terminology.
2: To introduce different types of mining methods available for exploitation of mineral deposits.
3: Analyze design requirement of approach to mineral deposits.

Essential Reading

  1. D. J. Deshmukh, Elements of mining technology, Vol. 1, Denett & Co., Nagpur
  2. R. P. Pal, Rock blasting effect and operation, A. A. Balkema

Supplementary Reading

  1. S. K. Das, Explosive and blasting practices in mines,, Lovely Prakashan, 1st Ed,
  2. C. P. Chugh, Drilling technology handbook, Oxford and IBH