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World's biggest mine: Inside US coal
Published: 2014/11/10
Channel: The Guardian
United States Gold Mining Claim - Arizona - 2017
United States Gold Mining Claim - Arizona - 2017
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc.
Mining in the USA:" United States: A Ten Talent Nation" 1922 American Motion Picture Corp.
Mining in the USA:" United States: A Ten Talent Nation" 1922 American Motion Picture Corp.
Published: 2013/11/18
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine in Philipsburg Montana - Mining America Ep12 6/25/16
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine in Philipsburg Montana - Mining America Ep12 6/25/16
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: Mining America
US Seizing Gold And Silver Mines Across America
US Seizing Gold And Silver Mines Across America
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: William Mount
COINSPACE USA   CoinSpace Mining Centre
COINSPACE USA CoinSpace Mining Centre
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: newpayment method
How Is Uranium Mining Conducted in the United States?
How Is Uranium Mining Conducted in the United States?
Published: 2012/07/10
Channel: Nuclear Energy Institute
A look inside America
A look inside America's largest Bitcoin mining operation
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: mscpage
How to find Opals @ Spencer Opal Mine - Mining America Ep13 - 6/27/16 Spencer Idaho
How to find Opals @ Spencer Opal Mine - Mining America Ep13 - 6/27/16 Spencer Idaho
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: Mining America
GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary)
GOLD RUSH - GOLD TOWNS (Old Wild West History Documentary)
Published: 2014/08/10
Channel: Wild West History
Tungsten Mining In The Sierra Nevada - 1970s Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42
Tungsten Mining In The Sierra Nevada - 1970s Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: wdtvlive42 - Archive Footage
Eye On Luminant: Safest Large Mining Operation in the United States
Eye On Luminant: Safest Large Mining Operation in the United States
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Luminant
Coal Mining: The Dangerous Job on EARTH - DOCFILMS
Coal Mining: The Dangerous Job on EARTH - DOCFILMS
Published: 2015/08/06
Channel: DOCFILMS
Amazing Gem found @ JXR Amethyst Mine in Georgia - Mining America - Ep 4 -  4/16/16
Amazing Gem found @ JXR Amethyst Mine in Georgia - Mining America - Ep 4 - 4/16/16
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: Mining America
ABANDONED Phosphate Mine (discovered control room)
ABANDONED Phosphate Mine (discovered control room)
Published: 2015/11/26
Channel: Exploring With Josh
EPA releases Gold King Mine blowout footage:
EPA releases Gold King Mine blowout footage: 'Get outta here?!... What do we do now?'
Published: 2015/09/10
Channel: The HARRY READ ME File
Monongah 1907 Mine Disaster
Monongah 1907 Mine Disaster
Published: 2008/01/09
Channel: markdcatlin
Iron mining in the United States Top # 6 Facts
Iron mining in the United States Top # 6 Facts
Published: 2015/11/01
Channel: YaGRFT
American Gold Rush History Documentary
American Gold Rush History Documentary
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: Docu Share
Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine - Mining America America Ep11 6/26/16 Helena Montana
Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine - Mining America America Ep11 6/26/16 Helena Montana
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: Mining America
Mining for Minerals 1000 Feet Underground
Mining for Minerals 1000 Feet Underground
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: BLM EasternStates
Exploring Idaho
Exploring Idaho's Abandoned Mines and Experiencing Totality During the Solar Eclipse
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Exploring Abandoned Mines and Unusual Places
U.S.A. IS MINE - DONALD TRUMP MAP
U.S.A. IS MINE - DONALD TRUMP MAP
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: GinjaNinjaOwO
Exploring a future record setting copper mine
Exploring a future record setting copper mine
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: FOX 10 Phoenix
Coal Mining in the United States
Coal Mining in the United States
Published: 2014/05/26
Channel: Coal Mining Inc.
American Coal Mining Documentary - Strip Mines - Appalachian Mountains - 1974
American Coal Mining Documentary - Strip Mines - Appalachian Mountains - 1974
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: ThamesTv
What tax reform in the United States (US) means for mining
What tax reform in the United States (US) means for mining
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: EY Global
Phosphate Mining In Florida
Phosphate Mining In Florida
Published: 2008/11/17
Channel: CTownerWestSider
Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World
Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World
Published: 2016/08/15
Channel: facts@WEB
Montana Sapphires Mountain Mining Men!
Montana Sapphires Mountain Mining Men!
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: TheNaturalSapphireCo
Future of tax in mining and metals in the United States (US)
Future of tax in mining and metals in the United States (US)
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: EY Global
Coal mining in the United States Top  #5 Facts
Coal mining in the United States Top #5 Facts
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Rishika Janaki
Sago Mine Disaster
Sago Mine Disaster
Published: 2015/01/04
Channel: Nick Mullins
United States Bureau of Mines Educational Documentary
United States Bureau of Mines Educational Documentary
Published: 2011/08/14
Channel: wdtvlive42 - Archive Footage
The United States Minerals Mining Permitting Process
The United States Minerals Mining Permitting Process
Published: 2011/07/28
Channel: NationalMining
us Mining
us Mining
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: Jacob Smith
HASH99 mining Washingon D C   Capital of United State of America
HASH99 mining Washingon D C Capital of United State of America
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: Rudra Pratap Singh
**Castle Dome City**  Ghost Town, Mining Museum...must see!!
**Castle Dome City** Ghost Town, Mining Museum...must see!!
Published: 2012/09/30
Channel: Bucket247
How Coal Mines Work: "Mining and Preparation of Anthracite Coal" c 1934 Delaware & Lackawanna Coal
How Coal Mines Work: "Mining and Preparation of Anthracite Coal" c 1934 Delaware & Lackawanna Coal
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Brownsville Coal Mine progress 2016-2017
Brownsville Coal Mine progress 2016-2017
Published: 2017/12/09
Channel: SteamCrane
Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920
Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920
Published: 2015/03/27
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Granite Ghost Town, Montana, USA. Abandoned Silver Mining Town.American Ghost Towns.
Granite Ghost Town, Montana, USA. Abandoned Silver Mining Town.American Ghost Towns.
Published: 2015/07/20
Channel: American Ghost Towns
US Western States - History, Mining, People & Life - 1950s
US Western States - History, Mining, People & Life - 1950s
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: UBER ARCHIVES
THE PETRIFIED RIVER  URANIUM MINING IN THE WESTERN USA  75674
THE PETRIFIED RIVER URANIUM MINING IN THE WESTERN USA 75674
Published: 2015/08/19
Channel: PeriscopeFilm
Mining Hidden Treasures (Grow Your Dreams Conference, Virginia Beach, USA) - Pastor ID Guobadia
Mining Hidden Treasures (Grow Your Dreams Conference, Virginia Beach, USA) - Pastor ID Guobadia
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: Overcomers Deliverance Network
Mining Indaba 2017: Alan Chapple - APR Energy LLC, United States
Mining Indaba 2017: Alan Chapple - APR Energy LLC, United States
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Mining Indaba
Uranium mine near Moab, Utah
Uranium mine near Moab, Utah
Published: 2010/06/02
Channel: Carl Willis
Karl Pilkington Shooting, Off Road Driving, Gold Mining in US Route 66 - An Idiot Abroad 2
Karl Pilkington Shooting, Off Road Driving, Gold Mining in US Route 66 - An Idiot Abroad 2
Published: 2011/12/28
Channel: ARMENIANNN
How To Buy IOTA in the United States
How To Buy IOTA in the United States
Published: 2017/12/02
Channel: YLGV
Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation
Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation
Published: 2015/03/18
Channel: VICE News
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Mining in the United States has been active since colonial times, but became a major industry in the 19th century with a number of new mineral discoveries causing a series of mining "rushes." In 2015, the value of coal, metals, and industrial minerals mined in the United States was US$109.6 billion. 158,000 workers were directly employed by the mining industry.[1]

Top Commodities mined in the US, 2015

Rank Commodity Value, US$ billion
1 Coal $31.3
2 Crushed rock $13.8
3 Cement $9.8
4 Industrial Sand and Gravel $8.3
5 Copper $7.6
6 Gold $7.6
7 Construction Sand and Gravel $7.2
8 Iron Ore $3.8
Source: US Geological Survey, Mineral Commodities Summaries, 2016.[2]

History[edit]

See also:

Mining by mineral[edit]

Mining by state[edit]

Mining accidents[edit]

Non-coal mining fatalities in the United States, 1911-2014 (data from US Department of Labor)

From 1880 to 1910, mine accidents claimed thousands of fatalities. Where annual mining deaths had numbered more than 1,000 a year during the early part of the 20th century, they decreased to an average of about 500 during the late 1950s, and to 93 during the 1990s.[3] In addition to deaths, many thousands more are injured (an average of 21,351 injuries per year between 1991 and 1999), but overall there has been a downward trend of deaths and injuries.

The Monongah Mining Disaster was the worst mining accident of American history; 362 workers were killed in an underground explosion on December 6, 1907 in Monongah, West Virginia. The U.S. Bureau of Mines was created in 1910 to investigate accidents, advise industry, conduct production and safety research, and teach courses in accident prevention, first aid, and mine rescue. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Acts of 1969 and 1977 set further safety standards for the industry.

In 1959, the Knox Mine Disaster occurred in Port Griffith, Pennsylvania. The swelling Susquehanna river collapsed into a mine under it and resulted in 12 deaths. In Plymouth, Pennsylvania, the Avondale Mine Disaster resulted in the deaths of 108 miners and two rescue workers after a fire in the only shaft eliminated the oxygen in the mine. Federal laws for mining safety ensued this disaster. Pennsylvania suffered another disaster in 2002 at Quecreek, 9 miners were trapped underground and subsequently rescued after 78 hours. During 2006, 72 miners lost their lives at work, 47 by coal mining. The majority of these fatalities occurred in Kentucky and West Virginia, including the Sago Mine Disaster.[4][5] On April 5, 2010, in the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster an underground explosion caused the deaths of 29 miners.

Controversies[edit]

Mines are often controversial in their local areas, with local residents split by those in favor particularly due to the economic impact of new jobs and those concerned by the environmental impact and occupational hazards. In the case of the proposed Crandon mine, the U.S. Supreme Court found that tribes have the right to regulate water and air which destroyed the economic feasibility of the project.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Geological Survey, Mineral Commodity Summaries, 2016.
  2. ^ US Geological Survey, Mineral Commodity Summaries, 2016.
  3. ^ Historical Data on Mine Disasters in the United States U.S. Department of Labor
  4. ^ All Mining Fatalities By State U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, 15 January 2007
  5. ^ Coal Fatalities By State U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, 15 January 2007
  6. ^ Bergquist, Lee. 2002. "Decision puts water quality in tribe's hands; Sokaogon can set standard near mine." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/4/2002, 1A.

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