Call it advertising if you will. By whatever name is goes, let success follow what can only be described as a magnificent gesture. We refer to the free computer code Examine2D 7.0 and the free e-book Practical Rock Engineering – New 2007 Edition available from Rocscience.
Even if rock mechanics is not your primary area of expertise or mining responsibility, you will be well rewarded by downloading and reading Evert Hoek’s classic book. For example, the first chapter on the development of rock mechanics is pure entertainment as well as technical information. This latest revision is an update of materials dating originally from the late 1980s. If only other specialists in mining technology and engineering were as unstinting with the fruits of their knowledge as Hoek.