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If It Wasn't Grown - It Was Mined

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Last year, every person in the United States needed more than 21 tons of minerals and energy fuels to maintain their standard of living, according to statistics compiled by the Mineral Information Institute, an Affiliate of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about mining and its effects on the environment and neighbors? Read our FAQ’s to find out more.

Industry Acronyms

All of those “3 letter” words can start to get a little confusing. Trust us we know! Hopefully this industry acronym work sheet will help you decipher the code.