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Oil is not exactly mined, it is extracted from the earth. Oil fields are located with the help of seismological experiments. Oil fields or wells are usually sections of shale rocks that have accumulated oil. These shale rocks are porous in nature and hold the oil that is...Read More

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Strip mining
underground mining

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Perhaps the most significant advances in the mining industry currently are the introduction of explosives, motorised drilling, and geographic information systems. Specifically, there's the the HyLogger, an automated hyperspectral logging technology. Instead of digging for professionals to...Read More

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Firstly there's the physical environment of being far from fresh air for very long periods of time. Secondly there's the effect on mental health of being in dark tunnels, often bent over. Thirdly, there's the underlying fear that some disaster will occur. The noise level may be immense from the...Read More

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I'm afraid that dirty, dangerous work does not always bring the recognition it deserves via handsome payment. Most prefer a cleaner, safer job and it may be a sign of desperation rather than choice that leads men to subject themselves to a lifetime mining rock. If employers can manage to...Read More

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Mineral deposits are mined by geologists using open surface mining if the ores are not deep. Ores that are deep need underground methods which is much more expensive involving large machinery for bringing the rock to the surface. Then situ mining, such as when mining uranium, involves dis...Read More

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Mining industry is a Male dominated industry. Only about 9 percent of the fulltime workers in the mining industry are women. Over 30 percent of the women in the mining industry are machinery operators or drivers. About 17 percent of mining engineering degrees in 2013 were awarded to women...Read More

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Surface mining is a method of extracting minerals from the surface of the earth. It involves the removal of soil and rocks covering the mineral deposits. It is use to mine minerals close to the earth. The mineral deposits are removed through shafts or tunnels. There are 4 forms of surfac...Read More

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High wall mining is a form of surface mining that evolved from auger mining. A hydraulic Push beam Transfer Mechanism (PTM) is propelled by a continuous miner into an entry adjacent to the coal steam. It is carried out by remote control at the surface where an operator located in a cabin uses...Read More

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I'm not sure whether the mining industry has the worst employee record. The catering industry is pretty dire. Medline Industries are reported as lacking training as well as respect and support for their employees. If, however, you are referring to the worst safety record you have to take into...Read More

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