From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that involves
the practice, the theory, the science, the technology, and application of
extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment.
Mining engineering also includes processing minerals for additional value.
The need for mineral extraction and production is an essential activity of
modern society. Mining activities by their nature cause a disturbance of the
environment in and around which the minerals are located. Modern mining
engineers must therefore be concerned not only with the production and
processing of mineral commodities, but also with the mitigation of damage or to
the environment as a result of that production and processing.
Dr. Ahmad Asadi
Azad University- South Tehran Branch.