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Mining Publication: This Is Mining...

Original creation date: July 1995

Image of publication This Is Mining...

Mining is the branch of industry involving the exploration and removal of minerals from the earth. Mining is one of the oldest and most important endeavors of humankind, because it provides the raw ingredients for most of the material world around us and, like agriculture, is the lifeblood of civilization. The main objective of any type of mining is to remove the valuable material economically and safely with minimum damage to the surrounding environment.

Authors: Bureau of Mines

NIOSH/USBM Numbered Publication - July 1995

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20023930

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 07-95, NTIS PB97-121511, 1995 Jul: 1-31