Hard Rock Miner's Handbook

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Hard Rock Miner's Handbook
Author Jack de la Vergne
Country United States
Language English
Genre Reference
Publisher McIntosh Engineering
Publication date
Media type Hardcover
Pages 314
ISBN 0-9687006-1-6
OCLC 53252849

The Hard Rock Miner's Handbook is a reference book that deals with the underground hard rock mining industry. It was written by engineer Jack de la Vergne as a not for profit publication.[1] The first edition was published in 2000 by McIntosh Engineering, a mining engineering consulting company.[2] It is currently in its third printing, is used by thousands people in the mining industry, including students, professors, miners, engineers and mining executives as a source of practical mining information,[3] as well as "Rules of Thumb" and "Tricks of the trade" are used widely in the mining industry.[4] Copies of the handbook have been distributed to more than 113 countries around the world.[3]


  1. ^ De la Vergne, Jack (2014). Hard Rock Miner's Handbook (PDF) (5 ed.). Stantec Engineering. pp. i–ii. ISBN 0-9687006-1-6. 
  2. ^ http://www.stantec.com/news.html#news83
  3. ^ a b Williams, Patricia (7 June 2006). "Honours". Daily Commercial News. Archived from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Ross, Ian (13 February 2006). "Living Legend Lends Engineering Expertise". Northern Ontario Business. Retrieved 1 March 2017.