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Mining is the extraction of valuable geological materials and minerals from the surface of the Earth. Mining is required to obtain most materials that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or feasibly created artificially in a laboratory or factory. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay. The ore must be a rock or mineral that contains valuable constituent, can be extracted or mined and sold for profit. Mining in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or even water.

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Organizations relating to Mining

Organismo Latinoamericano de Mineria / La Paz, Bolivia / Est. 1984
Mining Industry Association of Southern Africa / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1998
International Bureau of Strata Mechanics / Katowice, Poland / Est. 1958
International Committee on Automation of Mines and Quarries / Est. 1967
Mining Working Group at the UN
Arab Mining Company / Amman, Jordan / Est. 1975
Africa Mining Network / Est. 2002
International Mine Rescue Body / Sudbury ON, Canada / Est. 2001
Mines Advisory Group / Manchester, UK / Est. 1991
Comité d'aide aux calaminois du Tiers-Monde / La Calamine, Belgium / Est. 1978
International Marine Minerals Society / St Petersburg FL, USA / Est. 1987
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy / Carlton VIC, Australia / Est. 1893
International Miners' Mission / Kimpton, UK / Est. 1906
Fédération européenne des associations de bois de mine / Est. 1960
Société arabe des mines de l'Inchiri / Est. 1980
Coordinación Latinoamericana de Trabajadores Minero-Metalúrgicos
Miners' European Federation / Est. 1991
Mines Ministries of the Americas / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Trade Union International of Mining, Metallurgy and Metal
Eastern African Power, Mining and Telecoms Industry Convention
Eastern African Mining Industry Convention
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction / Est. 1997
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
Convention Limiting Hours of Work in Coal Mines, 1935 / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1935
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
Convention Concerning Safety and Health in Mines / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1995
Convention Concerning Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work in the Principal Mining and Manufacturing Industries, Including Building and Construction, and in Agriculture / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1938
Convention Concerning the Employment of Women on Underground Work in Mines of all Kinds / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1935
Stichting Europese Christelijke Mijnwerkers / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1997
Internationale Mijnwerkerssolidariteit / Brussels, Belgium
European Foundation of Christian Miners / Est. 1997
Union of African Miners
Council of Mining and Metallurgical Institutions / Est. 1924
Commission internationale du charbon
International Praesidium on Mining
ASEAN Training Centre for Mine Safety and Health
International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs / Est. 2003
Electric Mine Conference / Est. 2019
Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference / Est. 1998
Global Mining Guidelines Group / Ormstown QC, Canada / Est. 2012
International Committee of Mine Safety Science and Engineering / Beijing, China / Est. 2017
United Nations Mine Action Service / New York NY, USA / Est. 1997
European Partnership for Responsible Minerals / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 2016
International Mining for Development Centre / Perth WA, Australia / Est. 2011
CATAPA / Ghent, Belgium / Est. 2003
Alliance for Responsible Mining / Medellin, Colombia / Est. 2004
Society of Mining Professors / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1990
The Institute of Quarrying / Matlock, UK / Est. 1917

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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
Mining quarries
Requiring mine clearing
Abandoning mines
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
Constructing mines
Initiating industrial arts training

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