Thinking of Minerals…think of large machinery and techniques to break open the crust of earth to extract minerals….
Mineral engineering is a discipline that works with the science and technology of extracting and processing minerals from a naturally occurring environment. This engineering discipline is extensively concerned with processing the natural out put from the mines to create more value.
Mineral engineers are involved in extraction or ore from the natural sources and their processing for better market value. Mineral engineers decide on what technique will be used for extraction and that generally depends on the type of mineral to be extracted and other ground factors.
Mineral engineers work in the areas of
Exploration, Ore reserve estimation, Rock and soil mechanics, seismic testing and research, blast design and rock fragmentation, heavy civil construction, mine drainage, ventilation etc.