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MIME 426 - Mine Design and Prefeasibility Study

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E-book collections


Core trade publications

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Finding market conditions

Finding feasibility studies or articles on a topic

Possible search strategy

  • (feasib* OR scoping OR compar* OR "order of magnitude") AND (gold OR au) AND (mines OR miners OR mining) AND (type in the method, with its synonyms)


  • Compendex - comprehensive, interdisciplinary engineering database; can also select to search GEOBASE (earth sciences database) at the same time
  • CBCA Complete - provides references to Canadian publications

  • GeoRef - provides references to a variety of publications in the geosciences

  • Google Scholar useful for finding a few relevant articles on a topic
    • Search tips for Google Scholar:
      • you can include synonyms for just one concept and place parentheses around your synonyms, e.g., (feasibility OR scoping OR comparative OR "order of magnitude") gold mine
      • Google Scholar automatically searches for variant word endings

Finding info on Canadian mines/mineral deposits

Geology, location, and economics 

Government policies 


  • Canadian Research Index – provides references to Canadian government publications at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels

Locating the complete text of references

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  • Search the McGill WorldCat Catalogue to find journals or books, whether in print or electronic format.

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