Any mining engineer when asked about mining exams in engineering college has more or less similar answer that “It is easy to get through the mining exams – they’re not very rigorous, they only expect superficial and theoretical answers”.
After joining the industry it seems very difficult to correlate the theoretical knowledge gained in the college with the real challenges in the field. These pages have been prepared for practicing mining engineers and geologists keeping in view their requirements at the frontline in the field and for refreshing the knowledge gained during student life.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.