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- Depletable resources
- Underground excavation
- Loading and transporting
- Design and construction
- Underground requirements
- Power source
- Mechanical miners
- Special materials-handling equipment
- Auxiliary equipment
- Mine automation
- Surface mining
- Mining power
- Diesel power
- Electric power
- Mine ventilation
- Air-quality control
- Temperature-humidity control
- Quantity control
- Mine ventilation systems
- Mine illumination
- Mine drainage
- Pumping principles
- Underground mine drainage
- Surface mining
- Mine safety
- Stakeholders and safety programs
- Hazards and prevention
- Major health hazards
- Emergency response and communication
- Job training
- Transportation and storage
- Technological advances
- Field sampling and ore estimation
- Sample treatment
- Sample and ore calculations
- Coal sampling
- Ore estimation
- Mine evaluation
- Discounted cash flow measures
- Sensitivity and risk analysis
- Technology in mining
- Planning and operations
- Mineral processing
- Mining systems
- Geographic information systems
- Environmental impact
- Laws and regulations
- Environmental evaluations
- Land restoration
- Surface mining
- Deeper mines
- Leach dumps and heaps
- Tailings ponds
- Underground mine subsidence
- Erosion and sedimentation
- Treating contaminated mine water
- Dust control
- Reclamation plans and bonding
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The taking of minerals from the earth, including production from surface waters and from wells. Usually the oil and gas industries are regarded as separate from the mining industry. The term mining industry commonly includes such functions as exploration, mineral separation, hydrometallurgy, electrolytic reduction, and smelting and refining, even though these are not actually mining operations. See also: Hydrometallurgy; Metallurgy; Ore dressing
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