Mine Surveying

Mine surveying is a branch of mining science and technology. It includes all measurements, calculations…

Mine surveying is a branch of mining science and technology. It includes all measurements, calculations and mapping which serve the purpose of ascertaining and documenting information at all stages from prospecting to exploitation and utilizing mineral deposits both by surface and underground working.

The following are the principal activities of Mine surveying:

The interpretation of the geology of mineral deposits in relation to the economic exploitation thereof
The investigation and negotiation of mineral mining rights
Making and recording, and calculations of mine surveying measurements
Mining cartography
Investigation and prediction of effects of mine working on the surface and underground strata
Mine planning in the context of local environment and subsequent rehabilitation
The activities involve:

The location, structure, configuration, dimensions and characteristics of the mineral deposits and of the adjoining rocks and overlying strata. The assessment of mineral resreves and the economics of their exploitation
The acquisitation, sale, lease and management of mineral properties
Providing the basis of the planning, direction and control of mine workings to ensure economical and safe mining operations
The study of rock and ground movements caused by mining operations, their prediction, and the precautions and remedial treatment of subsidence damage
Assisting in planning and rehabilitation of land affected by mineral operations and collaborating with local government planning authorities