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Mining

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Description

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit. These deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner.

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Organizations relating to Mining

World Mining Congress / Est. 1958
Mine Action Information Center / Est. 1996
European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores and Industrial Minerals / Est. 1996
Stichting Europese Christelijke Mijnwerkers / Est. 1997
African Organization of Mines, Metal, Energie, Chemical and Allied Trade Unions / Est. 1979
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction / Est. 1997
Pan American Institute of Mining Engineering and Geology / Est. 1942
Central African Mineral Resources Development Centre / Est. 1981
Iberoamerican Association of Geological and Mining Surveys / Est. 1993
International Bureau of Strata Mechanics / Est. 1958
Southeast Asia Tin Research and Development Centre / Est. 1977
Eastern African Power, Mining and Telecoms Industry Convention
International Federation of Mining and Energy Executives / Est. 1951
ASEAN Federation of Mining Associations / Est. 1984
Convention Concerning the Minimum Age for Admission to Employment Underground in Mines / Est. 1965
Convention Concerning Medical Examination of Young Persons for Fitness for Employment Underground in Mines / Est. 1965
Publish What You Pay Coalition
International Mine Water Association / Est. 1979
International Council on Mining and Metals / Est. 2001
Institute of Quarrying / Est. 1917
Comité de recherche géologique minière / Est. 1979
Association of the Congress of Mining Property, of Work, Hygiene and Security in the Mines / Est. 1909
International Miners' Organization / Est. 1985
European Federation of the Mining Timber Associations / Est. 1960
Arab Federation of Petroleum, Miners, Metal, Chemical and Allied Industries Workers / Est. 1961

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World Problems relating to Mining

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Landscape disfigurement from open-cast mining
Anthrax
Threatened species of Agromyzidae
Threatened species of Gracillariidae
Acid mine drainage
Environmental impacts of coal mining
Declining mining communities
Health hazards in the mining industry
Environmental impacts from mining
Mine wastes
Mine disasters
Ineffective self-regulation in the mining industries
Instability of mining and quarrying industry
Non-ferrous ore mining instability
Instability of miscellaneous mining and quarrying
Coal mining instability
Iron ore mining instability
Underdevelopment of mining and quarrying industries
Environmental impacts of quarrying industry
Irresponsible mining practices
Instability of salt mining
Health hazards of mining radioactive substances
Contaminated mine tailings
Threatened wetland habitats of mining pits

Action Strategies relating to Mining

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protecting against environmental hazards from mines
Clearing land mines
Rehabilitating mining sites
Maintaining mining procedures
Reducing occupational risk in the mining industry
Promoting environmental responsibility in mining
Restricting use of land mines
Providing prostheses to mine-injured amputees
Mining seafloor minerals
Requiring mine clearing
Educating-Miseducating
Minimizing environmental destruction from open-pit mines and quarries
Preventing environmental degradation from opencast mining
Teaching intermediate drilling methods
Drilling physical prowess
Extending worked mines
Offering home arts classes
Reporting mine disasters
Averting mine disasters
Initiating industrial arts training
Disposing of waste in salt mines
Regulating mining
Advancing drilling technology
Planning mining industry
Developing coal and coke industry

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