DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.034


A.N. Prilukov, G.V. Sekisov, V.S. Litvintsev
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-10-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 53, 269-276 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/53/S21.034


In the paper modern tendencies in the World’s industrial mining sector development are overviewed, which manifest themselves in management streamlining of the sector’s economic, technological, and informational processes. Emergence and advancement of scientific-and-applied research directions, aimed at these processes systemic scrutinizing and appropriate rearrangement, are traced from the first third of the XX century, when the so-called Economics of Exhaustible Resources abstract research branch has been initiated. Decades later certain mining industries organizational pattern, associated with appropriate research direction and widely referred to in general as Mineral Resources Management (MRM), also known in Russia as Mineral Husbandry (MH), affirmed themselves. Essential features of both MRM and MH ideas are compared, whereas their timely appearance and fruitful functioning are substantiated by examples of widespread activities, aimed at effective high-tech MRM-systems designing and implementing. Theoretic-and-applied conceptions creation and methodologies development, based on Effective Mineral Resources Management (EMRM) or Rational Mineral Husbandry (RMH) ideas, as well as the roles that particular scholars and countries share in these processes, are discussed. Special attention is assigned to Poland and Russia, which perform noticeable parts in these research directions initiating and promoting. Poland’s role is illustrated mostly by its innovative Gospodarka Surowcami Mineralnymi journal’s launching and enduring publication, while Russia’s achievements are specified by two particular RMH-conceptions – the Universal and Institutional ones, which have been at precise moments initiated, being persistently upgraded, and eventually realize themselves in mining industries’ effective modernization.

Keywords: economics of exhaustible resources, mineral resources management, subsoil usage, mineral husbandry, scientific-and-applied conception.