Importance Of Mining


The amount of metals and minerals we rely on in our everyday life is staggering. If you really take a moment to think about it, look around to observe the objects you are surrounded by which are not manufactured by plant-based resources. From the cement you walk on to the screen you are reading, our world and our way of life depends on the products of modern mining practices.

But what does our future hold for us? Sustainable power, renewable energy, electric vehicles, advanced engineering, and commercial space travel will all rely on an increased source of the materials we already depend on (Mining for the Green Economy). The mining industry supports our everyday life but also provides the foundations of engineering achievements for the decades to come.

Join the conversation of #WhyMiningMatters and share your thoughts, questions and ideas of how mining will support the achievements of tomorrow.


The Importance of Mining (3.2 MB, PDF)

The Importance of Mining Teacher Notes (400 KB, PDF)

Minerals in Your Life Fact Sheets

Mining 101 Presentation (PPT download)

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Everything we depend on is either made from minerals or relies on minerals for its production.

Find out why someone, somewhere, must develop the resources you use every day.

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