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The following sources are recommended by a professor emeritus whose research specialty is space mining.


Six Superlative Sources

· "Mining Engineers' Handbook," Robert Peele, Wiley Handbook Series, 1959.

· "Development of a Mine Planning System for Union Minère Du Haut Katanga," William Sharp, RMI Rpt. 55, Gecamines, 1976.

· "Mining and Excavating Systems for a Lunar Environment," William R. Sharp, John Steele, Benton Clark, Edward Kennedy, ASCE, Space90, April 1990.

· "Mining and Excavating Systems: Considerations for a Lunar Base," William R. Sharp and James E. Friant, SME, February 1991.

· "The Riches of Space, Near-Earth Resources: Their Exploration and Use in Planetary Exploration through Year 2000," NASA, 1986. U.S. Government Printing Office, pp. 152-181.

· CSM Space Mining Website

Other Excellent Sources

· Space Resources Roundtable

· My Wife and I Recently Found a Strange Looking Rock. How Can We Tell If It's a Meteorite?

· "Space Resources," Mary Fae, David S. McKay, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, 1992, 4 volumes.

· "Space Resources Breaking the Bonds of Earth," John S. Lewis and Ruth A. Lewis, Columbia University Press, 1987.

· "Methods for Mining Lunar Soils," Richard Gertsch, Space Manufacture: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Volume 53, pp. 337-346, American Astronautical Society and Univelt, 1983.

· "Whole World Thinking," Barbara Bosch and William R. Sharp, EnviroScience--Journal of the Earth Resource Consortium, Summer 1993.

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