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Introduction to Mining. Mining and Its Consequences. Stages of Mining: Prospecting and Exploration. Stages of Mining: Development and Exploitation. Unit Operations of Mining. Surface Mine Development. Surface Mining: Mechanical Extraction Methods. Surface Mining: Aqueous Extraction Methods. Underground Mine Development. Underground Mining: Unsupported Methods. Underground Mining: Supported Methods. Underground Mining: Caving Methods. Novel Methods and Technology. Mining Method Summary and Selection. Appendix: Conversion Table, English to Metric Units(S.I., or International System) Useful in Mining Engineering. Answers to Selected Problems. References. Index.