I am look for a book(s) that will give me a good understanding on the mining process.
I currently have The Mining Valuation Handbook by Dr Victor Rudenno, however I am finding it hard to follow. Although it appears to cover good information it doesnt do it in an easy to follow manner and/or it is pitched towards someone who already understands the process.
I am specifically looking for a book/or any good online resource that:
1. Clearly defines the processes involved in going from exploration, production and shipping.
2. The different types of mining and the benefits/risks associated with each.
3. How grading of minerals works and what is considered good, average or bad for each commodity.
4. Any other information that I will need the answer to as my knowledge progresses.
Thanks in advance
P.S. I did use the search function but could not find anything related to mining. If something does exist please point me in the right direction.