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Mise en Valeur des Gîtes Minéraux

Nature volume 68, page 198 (02 July 1903) | Download Citation



MOST of the French treatises on mining hitherto published deal chiefly with the extraction of coal, and this unpretention and inexpensive volume will therefore undoubtedly prove useful to managers of metalliferous mines. It gives a clear summary of modern practice in metal mining. It is up-to-date and compact with facts. The matter is divided into ten chapters, dealing respectively with the definition of an ore-deposit, access to the deposit, method of working, breaking ground, rock-drills, explosives, transport, raising ore, drainage and ventilation. The work concludes with a brief glossary of technical terms. The absence of illustrations renders some of the descriptions somewhat obscure. The author has, however, carried out his task with care and accuracy, and has produced a volume valuable to the student desirous of becoming familiar with French mining terms.

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