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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 / Katowice, Poland / Est. 1958
Mine Action Information Center / Harrisonburg VA, USA / Est. 1996
European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores and Industrial Minerals / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1996
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction / Est. 1997
Iberoamerican Association of Geological and Mining Surveys / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1993
International Bureau of Strata Mechanics / Katowice, Poland / Est. 1958
Eastern African Power, Mining and Telecoms Industry Convention
ASEAN Federation of Mining Associations / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1984
Convention Concerning the Minimum Age for Admission to Employment Underground in Mines / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1965
Convention Concerning Medical Examination of Young Persons for Fitness for Employment Underground in Mines / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1965
Publish What You Pay Coalition / London, UK
International Mine Water Association / Wendelstein, Germany / Est. 1979
International Council on Mining and Metals / London, UK / Est. 2001
Institute of Quarrying / Nottingham, UK / Est. 1917
Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme / Bromley, UK / Est. 1998
Mines Advisory Group / Manchester, UK / Est. 1991
International Society for Rock Mechanics / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1962
Comité d'aide aux calaminois du Tiers-Monde / La Calamine, Belgium / Est. 1978
Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization / Rabat, Morocco
Convention Limiting Hours of Work in Coal Mines, 1935 / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1935
International Energy and Mines Organization / Montreuil, France / Est. 1996
Convention Limiting Hours of Work in Coal Mines, 1931 / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1931
Agreement on the Resolution of Practical Problems with Respect to Deep Seabed Mining Areas / Est. 1987
Organismo Latinoamericano de Mineria / La Paz, Bolivia / Est. 1984
United Nations Mine Action Service / New York NY, USA / Est. 1997
World Problems relating to MiningFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
Landscape disfigurement from open-cast mining
Health hazards of mining radioactive substances
Instability of mining and quarrying industry
Underdevelopment of mining and quarrying industries
Environmental impacts from mining
Health hazards in the mining industry
Declining mining communities
Environmental impacts of coal mining
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