|Module code||PMY 410|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
Specific mining techniques. Shafts: Types, methods and equipment for sinking; economic considerations. Tunneling: Design, development techniques and equipment. Design and construction of large excavation. Design, construction, reinforcing and repair of ore passes. Fires in gold and coal mines: Causes, prevention, detection, combating and insurance. Flooding: Water sources, results, dangers, sealing and control.
|Prerequisites||PRX 321, PME 320, PMY 320, Finalists only|
|Contact time||2 practicals per week, 3 lectures per week, 1 tutorial per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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