Mining Science and Technology: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Mining Science and Technology, Xuzhou, China 20-22 October 2004

Jointly sponsored by the China University of Mining and Technology and the University of Nottingham, UK, a total of 187 papers have been included in the proceedings, of which fifty-two are contributed by authors outside of China. Scholars and experts from both China and abroad discuss and exchange information on the latest developments in mining science and technology worldwide, which cover extensive areas ranging from mine operation and safety technology, geology and methane drainage, geomechanics, mine construction and tunnelling, mineral processing and clean coal technology, mine control and automation to mine environment, mine economics and management.