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History of the collection
McGill University's Department of Mining and Materials Engineeering (formerly metallurgical engineering) dates back to the late 19th century and is the oldest in Canada. The long history of the department is reflected in the rich historical collection at the Schulich Library.
The collection has continually been updated and maintained to reflect the changing needs of the department. While every effort is made reflect the current research interest of the department, gaps may develop which need attention, and suggestions to address them are welcome.
Subject scope and current collection development
The collection supports the teaching, research and learning needs of the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, which offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral) levels.
The collection also supports:
Related McGill resources
Materials in mining laws and regulations are collected by the Nahum Gelber Law Library.
General collection guidelines
English is preferred. Works published in a language other than English will be acquired if the author or the content is of sufficient importance.
Current monographic titles are purchased. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of older materials thanks to the age of the collection and the department at McGill.
Research areas in Mining engineering
- Engineering geology; geo-mechanics
rock mechanics; mine support system; mine; slope stability; Numerical modeling; rockbursts; rock bolting; stability of excavation; mining methods.
- Engineering economy and mineral economics
Mine evaluation; taxation; financial evaluation; risk analysis; optimisation in mining.
- Waste disposal and tailings stabilization
- Geophysical surveying
Near field subsurface sensing
- Mining operations
drilling and borehole tunneling; risk assessment and decision making; mine design; mine backfill, boring and drilling equipment
- Sustainable mineral resource development and optimization
Mine planning; renewable energy from mines; reserve/resource estimation, mineral resource management
Research areas in Materials engineering
- Process Engineering
Mathematical modeling;metal processing casting, computational fluid dynamics; refining, alloying; processing/joining bulk nanomaterials; Mineral processing: flotation; waste management; sensing; thermomechanical processing
- Biomaterials engineering
Polymetric biomaterials; biomimetric biopolymer tissue templates; bioactive and biodegradable composites; elastomeric rubber toughened methacrylates
- Surface engineering
tribology; thin films and coatings (aerospace coatings)
- Hydrometallurgy/aqueous processing of inorganic materials
Immobilization of pollutants from effluents; electrolyte deposition and corrosion protection; Non-ferrous pyrometallurgy
- Physical properties of metals and materials
Deformation processing; grain boundaries; creep behaviour; phase transformations; microstructural engineering; materials characterization (x-ray microanalysis)
- Automotive light weight materials and advanced magnesium materials
- Ceramics, composites and joining
Metal foams; joining and brazing; metal-matrix composites; metal-ceramic interaction
|LC Classification||Subject||Collection Intensity|
|TA705 - TA709||Engineering geology. Rock mechanics||4|
|TN1 - TN215||Mining engineering (general works)||4|
|TN260||Economic or applied geology and mineralogy||4|
|TN263 - TN271||Mineral deposits. Metallic ore deposits||4|
|TN 265||Metallic ores (general)||4|
|TN275 - TN325||Practical mining operations.||4|
|TN275 - TN292||Drilling, borehole tunneling, ventilation,lighting||4|
|TN297||Rescue work, stations, first aid||4|
|TN301 - TN309||Ventilation and lighting of mines||4|
|TN311 - TN320||Dangers and accidents in mines and quarries (mine dusts,explosions,fires, flooding)||4|
|TN321 - TN325||Mine drainage||4|
|TN331 - TN347||Mine transportation, haulage and hoisting.||4|
|TN345||Mining machinery, tools||4|
|TN400 - TN580||Ore deposits,mining particular metals||3b|
|TN600 - TN799||Metallurgy||4|
|TN675.5 - TN678||Metallurgical plants||4|
|TN681 - TN687||Electrometallurgy||4|
|TN689 - TN695||Metallography, Physical metallurgy||4|
|TN700 - TN757||Metallurgy of ferrous metals||4|
|TN311 - TN320, TN758 - TN799||Metallurgy of nonferrous metals||4|
|TN799.5 - TN948||Nonmetallic minerals||4|
|TN799.9 - TN817||Coal||4|
|TN880 - TN883||Natural gas||4|
|TN950 - TN997||Building and ornamental stones||1|
|TS200 - TS779||Metal manufactures||4|