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Definition(s)

The act, process or industry of extracting coal, ores, etc. from the earth (Source: GEMET/CED), including the search for economic deposits of minerals, ore, gas, oil, or coal by geological surveys, geophysical prospecting, boreholes and trial pits, or surface or underground headings, drifts, or tunnels. (Source: GEMET/MGH)

Hierarchy

Related terms:
extractive industry
mineral exploitation
mineral exploration
mineral extraction

In other languages

French
activité minière
Russian
разработка полезных ископаемых
Spanish
minería
Chinese, Simplified
采矿
Arabic
تعدين

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with mining

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Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats
United Nations Environment Assembly