Talk:Mining engineering

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Hey, I started an article in February called Mining Engineering. I recently realised I named it against convention, so I decided to move the whole article here. However, when I found this article, I decided to incorporate as much the other article into this one as possible, and change all the links to point here. CrazyCanuck

I've merged the page histories now so Mining Engineering is just a redirect. Angela. 23:43, Mar 24, 2004 (UTC)

Subjects to be added[edit]

Mining engineering has two main field of study:

  • Mine exploration
  • Mine extraction

Mine engineers will concentrate on mining activities which are most contributed before production. Mainly:

1- Data acquisition and analysis of ore recognition, exploration and locating, using knowledges like 1.1- Geology 1.2- Geophysics 1.3- Geochemistry 1.4- Tektoniks 1.5- Paleontology

2- Mining design, in the view of how to extract and process the ore, design on underground structures and heavy structures like 2.1- Dams 2.2- Tunnels 2.3- Open pits —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bobax (talkcontribs) 11:22, 25 April 2007 (UTC).

Quick comment:

The page needs extensive expansion. A description of explosive agents is a start in a mining process. However there is more information to be put in.

Right now, the mining industry is booming, and there is a severe shortage of engineers with a mining engineering degree. Overall, there is a shortage of engineers in all disciplines. Mining engineering also lacks in the academic arena, as only a handful of university offer it as a degree and study. This page with more information will aid any experienced mining engineer along with providing prospective students and engineering students a resource. Deekayfry (talk) 14:12, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Added brief history of mining and the general mineral economy. Deekayfry (talk) 22:23, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Took a look at the over all flow of the article. I removed the "other engineering closely associated" sub-section because I will include it at the end of the article. Because Mining Engineering is so highly specialized there are few US domestic universities offering this specialized degree. Since there is a shortage of specialized degreed mining engineers, other engineering disciplines have "filled the gap."

Generally, engineers of all disciplines may find themselves working in other disciplines simply due to professional shortages or out of personal interest to target a specific discipline. 66.82.9.53 (talk) 19:39, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Additions and Wikification[edit]

I added Health and Safety and moved Reclamation to relate to the environment. I also wikified the article somewhat. Is there anyone that can improve the format?

Also, the health and safety may need some work as in shortening or easier to read. Again, anyone who is more experienced can be of great help.

This is a nit-pick, but I am unable to figure out how to capitalize the "engineering" in the article heading "Mining engineering." Deekayfry (talk) 16:33, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Per the MOS, engineering shouldn't be capitalized as it is not a proper noun. The Seeker 4 Talk 16:36, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, okay. Thank you. Deekayfry (talk) 00:43, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

US-specific sections[edit]

At present, the sections "Mining health and safety" and "mining and the environment" have only US-specific content, which is inappropriate for an article such as this that covers a global topic. Both sections badly need to be expanded to cover other countries. The lengthy US coverage does not belong here, as it is already contained in other US-specific wiki articles: Mining Safety and Health Administration and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. I would like to see the US-specific content here shrunk to a summary paragraph each, with a wiki link to the US-specific article. Any thoughts? Plazak (talk) 13:48, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

I would make a subheading under each of those sections called "US law" or "In the US" or some such, place all the US content in these sub-headings, and leave the tag requesting expansion at the top of each heading. I would also reduce the coverage to one or two paragraphs each, with appropriate "main article" links at the top of each "US" sub-heading. If i have a chance today I will work on this myself, but please don't wait for me to do it if someone else has the time as I can't guarantee I will get to it. The Seeker 4 Talk 13:56, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

It needs work. Also, I did extensive clean up of mining definitions. Again, I am very weak at formatting. I welcome any changes and corrections. Deekayfry (talk) 00:30, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I revised the lengthy legal information on Mining Safety and Health and put it under "United States." I did not write the "mining and the environment" section so I am reluctant to change that yet. I may get to that later, but I plan to expand on the "mining process" section and contents related to that. Thank you for the input. Deekayfry (talk) 00:41, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Further Revisions[edit]

After reading the article a few times, the overall tone is pointing to discussing Mining but not adequately Mining engineering. So, I rewrote sections that were in listed form into paragraph forms and tied them to the profession and not the definition of the action itself. I am the most guilty at losing the focus on the engineering aspect.

So, for the future I think we should look at revising the Mining Process and the Environmental section. They need to be reworked to reflect upon the study and profession and not the process itself.

FYI, I added "US Salaries and Statistics" to move the tone back to mining engineering. Deekayfry (talk) 02:08, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

You are dead-on correct in pointing out that much of the article centers on Mining (the activity) rather than on Mining engineering (the scientific disipline). Mining has its own article, and there is too much overlap here. For instance, mining goes back to prehistoric times, but I doubt that much engineering was involved until about the time of Agricola, if then. Plazak (talk) 13:53, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Mining Jobs[edit]

Could you possibly tell about other mining jobs? HttydFan95 (talk) 17:58, 23 October 2013 (UTC)HttydFan95

Mining Jobs[edit]

Could you possibly tell about other mining jobs? HttydFan95 (talk) 17:58, 23 October 2013 (UTC)HttydFan95

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Mineral exploration[edit]

Hi, I noticed that under the heading mineral exploration that it was claimed that mining engineers searched for a mineral deposit. Where this came from I can only guess. I've made an edit to reflect reality. Cheers, Markd2 (talk) 08:20, 9 June 2018 (UTC)Markd2