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Underground Coal Mining     View
Brief, illustrated descriptions of types of coal mines and mining techniques. Covers room and pillar mining, longwall mining, and surface mining. From the United Mine Workers of America labor union.
http://www.umwa.org/index.php?q=content/underground-coal-mining

Environmental Literacy Council: Coal Mining     View
Overview of coal mining with an emphasis on environmental topics. Discusses types of mining, mining laws, and environmental impact. Includes related links and links to fact sheets on coal, coal fires, and coal bed methane.
http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/1122.html

Country Mine     View
Provides information on the world mining industry, organized by country. Country profiles feature news, links to maps and related Web sites, and information about the country's mining activities. Job listings are undated. Some documents accessible on ...
http://www.infomine.com/countries/

Newshour Extra: Movie Sparks Debate Over Diamond Trade     View
This 2006 feature examines "conflict diamonds, sometimes referred to as blood diamonds, [which] are gems that are illegally sold to fund civil wars and rebel conflicts." It provides background about the diamond industry, the 2006 film ...
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/july-dec06/diamonds_12-04.html

About Tar Sands     View
Fact sheet about tar sands, or oil sands, "a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen, a heavy black viscous oil. Tar sands can be mined and processed to extract the oil-rich bitumen, which is then refined into oil." Discusses tar sand ...
http://ostseis.anl.gov/guide/tarsands/index.cfm

InfoMine     View
Articles and resources for the mining industry. Includes a database of mining companies and properties, info on mining education, and more.
http://www.infomine.com/

Mountaintop Removal Mining     View
Collection of material on environmental concerns with mountaintop removal mining, described here as the practice where "mining companies blow the tops off mountains to reach a thin seam of coal and then, to minimize waste disposal costs, dump mi ...
http://www.sierraclub.org/MTR/

Mid-Atlantic Mountaintop Mining     View
Background about mountaintop coal mining, "a surface mining practice involving the ... removal of mountaintops to expose coal seams, and disposing of the associated mining overburden in adjacent valleys -- 'valley fills.'" Covers method, re ...
http://www.epa.gov/region3/mtntop/index.htm

Jade in B.C.     View
Online version of a print brochure about the mining of jade ("a commercial term encompassing green, white, black or yellow-brown jadeite and nephrite") in British Columbia, Canada. Discusses geology, the jade market, prospecting tips, and r ...
http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geolsurv/Minfile/products/Jade/

Copper Statistics and Information     View
Statistical publications about copper, which is "one of the oldest metals ever used and has been one of the important materials in the development of civilization." Includes copper data from annual and monthly publications, such as Mineral ...
http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/copper/

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