This is a lengthy volume of 605 pages consisting of approximately 80 papers on topics ranging from tailings hazard indices to the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to mining projects. There is an absence of structure to the book into themes such as surface and underground operations, processing, etc., and without an index this makes it inconvenient to navigate.

The papers included are focused entirely on the Ukrainian situation, and emphasis is placed on historical Soviet procedures and protocols. There is a lack of reference to standards throughout the papers, whether international such as BS or ASTM, or regional...

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