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mineral economics

[′min·rəl ‚ek·ə′näm·iks]
(mining engineering)
Study and application of the processes used in management and finance connected with the discovery, exploitation, and marketing of minerals.
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After an overview of extractive industry finance and mineral economics, he covers management and business, mineral and petroleum geosciences, project evaluation, and quantitative finance.
But metals and mining in North America may be on the slow road to a comeback, says Carmine Nappi, a professor of mineral economics at the University of Montreal.
The subjects covered by Mintek's databases include mineralogy, mining technology, extractive metallurgy, ore dressing, mineral processing, analytical procedures, extraction technology, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, process chemistry, physical metallurgy, economic geology, mineral economics, and process control.
These cover exploration geology and ore reserves; rock mechanics; mining methods; mine layout; environmental engineering; feasibility studies; mineral economics; cost estimating; shaft design; shaft sinking; lateral development and ramps; collars and portals; drum hoists; Koepe/friction hoists; wire ropes, sheaves and conveyances; headframes and bins; conveyors and feeders; ventilation and air conditioning; compressed air; mine dewatering; backfill; explosives and drilling; electrical; passes, bins and chutes; crushers and rockbreakers; mineral processing; infrastructure and transportation; and mine maintenance.
* Sydney -- China, the world's biggest coal producer, will become an increasingly important exporter in the next four years, AME Mineral Economics has found.
A new report by AME Mineral Economics analyzes how the export coal industry is responding to the evolving market conditions.
in mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines and a master's in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado.
The committee brought together individuals with expertise in nonfuel mineral exploration and ore deposits, mineral economics, metallurgy, statistics, federal and international standards, regulatory policy, recycling, industrial materials and manufacturing, mineral processing and engineering, and nanotechnology.
Erasmus has a B.Sc (Geology) from the University of South Africa and an MSc (Mineral Economics) from the School of Mining Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand.
Peter Cronshaw, a mineral economics consultant for Tegritas Financial Services, said the cost of a cleanup would accelerate the decline which is already underway in South Africa's mining industry.
Gordon is professor emeritus of mineral economics at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, arm adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.