Mn Rs 505. Geology of Mineral Resources. Same as Geol 505. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt F., offered 1996. Prereq: Geol 365 or permission of Mineral Resources Supervisory Committee. Survey of the occurrence and origin of major ore deposits and mineral resources and the effects of mining on the environment.
Mn Rs 506. Mining Methods and Operations. (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt S., offered 1997. Prereq: 505, Geol 201, Phys 111 or 221. Techniques for location and evaluation of underground mineral deposits. Underground and surface mining methods, stability and design of underground openings, application of mining equipment systems, and application of explosives to mining and construction.
Mn Rs 507. Mineral Resources Field Trip. Same as Geol 507. Cr. 1. F. Prereq: Enrollment in mineral resources minor. On-site inspection of various coal and ore deposits, mining operations, and mineral processing plants. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.
Mn Rs 508. Mineral Processing Operations. Same as Ch E 508, M S E 508. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 1995. Prereq: Chem 178, Phys 222, Math 265. Principal unit operations employed in processing and beneficiating metallic ores, industrial minerals, and coal including comminution, particle sizing and classification, mineral concentration, and particle dewatering. Mineral concentration methods include gravity separation, froth flotation, and magnetic separation.
Mn Rs 509. Mining Reclamation and Mitigation. Same as L A 509. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 1995. Prereq: 505 or 506 or Agron 473. Historical and cultural attitudes toward mining and reclamation, environmental impacts of mining, mining and reclamation planning, pre and post-mining inventories, and legal requirements for mining and reclamation.
Mn Rs 590. Special Topics in Mineral Resources. Cr. var. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Individual study of mining and mineral resources topics, issues, or problems.