|Module code||PMY 121|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
Introduction: Mining in South Africa: Overview of mining and history in South Africa, Minerals and mining. Surface mining: surface mining method, surface mining planning, rock breaking, rock loading and transport. Underground hard rock mining: A mine in outline, explanation of underground mining terms, basic mine layouts, shafts, development, stoping methods, compressed air, water and electrical reticulation. Underground coal mining: planning and development, rock breaking: stoping and tunnelling. Mine environmental engineering: ventilation practice, airflow, fans, gases, heat, psychometry. Mine strata control: strata control in deep and shallow underground mines, strata control in coal mines.
|Contact time||2 lectures per week, 2 tutorials per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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