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This book brings together a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the main scientific and technological aspects of limestone mining. The book discusses how to excavate limestone from surface mines including the nuances of production and commercial aspects.It addresses topical issues related with the quarrying of limestone and environmental protection measures adopted in mining and manufacturing. The chapters in this book describe planning and designing of mining processes to produce limestone that meets with market requirements and customer specifications. The book also discusses the environmental stresses caused by mining as an industrial activity and their ramifications and remedies. The book includes case studies from different geo-mining environments. The contents of this book will be useful to professionals, researchers, and policy makers alike.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. About Limestone

Abstract
Mining was a traditional skill in older days and considered to be an art; however, technological advances have slowly turned this art into an applied skill science. The long journey from art to expertise science has brought many technical upgrades to the mineral and mining industries that have benefitted society. Limestone mining is one of them witnessing progressive changes.
A. K. Soni, P. Nema

Chapter 2. Excavation of Limestone

Abstract
Limestone is the main and essential raw material for number of industries, which include cement, iron and steel, fertilizer, chemical, etc. The cement industry is the largest consumer (over 80% of its production) of limestone. The ample availability of limestone in India together with its economical extraction makes this mineral attractive for its mining.
A. K. Soni, P. Nema

Chapter 3. Limestone Mining, Industry, and Society

Abstract
Three keywords (i.e., industry, society, and limestone mining) are important to describe this chapter in continuation of the preceding chapter, which explained the mining or excavation process. If we analyse the above three aspects, the relationships that exist between them become clear.
A. K. Soni, P. Nema

Chapter 4. Existing Practices in India: Case Studies from Different Geomining Setup

Abstract
In this chapter, selected case studies representing different geomining conditions of India have been presented as the authors regard the delineation of case records as an effective way for exposure of practical aspects of various mining operations and their challenges. The case study approach opens the door for advancement of new mining technologies, like digital innovations, and increases the scope, leading to the achievement of breakthroughs. Moreover, the applicable techniques and their principles, as per the characteristics of mines and their deposits, can be better understood from this approach. The experience gained often proves very useful in tackling the day-to-day problems associated with core mining and environmental issues—be it an open mine or underground mine.
A. K. Soni, P. Nema

Chapter 5. Environment-Oriented Development of Limestone Mineral-Bearing Areas

Abstract
Eco-friendly mining is a recognized buzzword in the mining business. An ever-growing awareness about the mining environment has drawn the attention of mining businesses and forced them to look at the environmental performance of mines more critically.
A. K. Soni, P. Nema

Chapter 6. Modern Technological Applications for Limestone Mining

Abstract
The mineral industry in India is undergoing a technological upheaval that is usually referred to as modern-day reforms or modernization. In various mining organizations, this has been reflected in terms of some noted characteristic features, such as exchanging knowledge, upgrading existing practices, and allowing private participation in production, including the expansion of production and international collaborations. Considering this trend, the core of this chapter has been written.
A. K. Soni, P. Nema

Chapter 7. Epilogue

Abstract
A detailed analysis of various  aspects of indian limestone mining industry is presented in this book. The areas of possible improvements and up-grades in mining preocesses with recourse to emerging newer technologies are highlighted. While it is recognised that industrial development is a necessity for the socio-economic development of the country, however, protection and preservation of environment should also be kept in mind and therefore adopting environment-friendly mining practices is the need of the hour for long-term sustainable mining. The Indian mining industry offers an enormous potential of core raw materials for cement production, which include limestone and other minerals, namely gypsum, coal, and kaolin (china clay).
A. K. Soni, P. Nema

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