Yashar Pourrahimian, PhD, PEng
MIN E 650: Principles of Mining Engineering
|| Concept to be learned|
|Mining terminology and stages of mining
All the terms used in mining, particularly those that
are peculiar to
either mines or minerals. Definition of mineral resource, reserve,
and stages of mining based on CIM definition standards.
methods and their selection
What determines the type of mining (OP or UG). Comparison of
surface and underground mining from different
points of view such
as waste production, process, and etc.
Classification of surface mining methods, mining process, and
selection of mining equipment. Waste dump design and management.
Different classification methods for underground
(MCDM, FAHP) and traditional selection methods,
mining process, and selection of mining equipment.
planning and cut-off grade estimation for
Underground and surface mines
Cut-off garde in open-pit and underground mines, cut-off garde
between two processes, cut-off garde with the variable recovery,
opportunity cost of not using the optimum cut-off grade, cut-off
and optimization of processing plant operating conditions.
MIN E 413: Surface Mining Methods and Operations Managements
*3.8 (fi 8) (first term, 3-0-3/2). Principles and application of surface mining methods (mechanical, aqueous, and continuous surface
mining methods). production and productivity considering the generation of mine specific land form structures. Loading and hauling
systems. Water drainage systems. Haul road design and maintenance. Waste dump and tailings facility design and management. Closure
and reclamation. Prerequisites: MIN E 310, 330,323, and 325.
MIN E 402: Mine Design Project I
*4.5 (fi 8) (second term, 1-1s-6). First phase of a dynamic scenario-based mine feasibility study from exploration through operations
to final mine closure plan. Includes preparation of a geological model and calculation of resources. Generation of focused technical
reports, community consultation and economic reports. Identify and compare suitable conceptual mining methods. Prepare regular
team reports and presentations. Present finding during a half-day final industry seminar. Weekly seminars with instructor and
industry experts. Prerequisite: MIN E 402. Corequisites: Min E 413 and MIN E 414. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and
fifth-year co-op engineering students.
Other Courses Taught
MIN E 325: Mine Planning and Design
MIN E 407: Principles of Mine Ventilation
Surface Mine Planning and Design
Tunnel and Shaft Excavation
Design of Supports
Computers applications in Mining Engineering
Mine Field Trip
Static and Strength of Materials
MIN E 403: Mine Design Project II
*4.5 (fi 8) (second term, 1-1s-6). Second phase of a dynamic scenario-based mine feasibility study from exploration through
operations to final mine closure plan. The course follows MIN E 402 with detailed mine plans and equipment selection, manpower, ventilation,
processing, environment and economic analyses. Prepare regular team reports and presentations. Present findings during a
half-day final industry seminar. Weekly seminars with instructor and industry experts. Prerequisite: MIN E 402. Note: Restricted to
fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op Mining Engineering students.