From Start To Finish: The Mining Life Cycle 

Mines are human-made structures, and this basic fact already tells us a lot about the nature of mining as an industry. While the mineral deposits that make mining profitable are already present underground, mining companies still need to prepare the infrastructure necessary to extract and process these resources.  


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Know Your Mine: The Different Methods Of Mining 

When asked to imagine what a mine looks like, many people think of a dark tunnel supported by wooden beams and cutting into the side of a mountain. Social media, including cartoons, have popularized this perception, and while this image is indeed what some mines look like, not all mines look like this. 


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