Major: Mineral Engineering
Mineral Engineering is the science of mining. Minerals have many important industrial uses, and the methods used to remove them from the earth must be safe and environmentally sound. Mineral Engineers survey and plan mines, including systems of ventilation, and participate in their management. They also design the blasts used to open mines. Dy-no-mite.
The Mineral Engineering major sometimes falls under geological engineering. If your prospective college does not offer the Mineral Engineering major, ask them which of their programs covers the science of mining and minerals. Often, the Mineral Engineering major is a very close match.