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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
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
Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World
Top 10 Largest Gold Mines In The World
Published: 2016/08/15
Channel: facts@WEB
Mining
Mining
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Bozeman Science
Diamond Mining in Arkansas: 12-Year-Old Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Arkansas
Diamond Mining in Arkansas: 12-Year-Old Finds 5.16-Carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds
Published: 2013/08/12
Channel: ABC News
A look inside America
A look inside America's largest Bitcoin mining operation
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: David
Coal Mining: The Dangerous Job on EARTH - DOCFILMS
Coal Mining: The Dangerous Job on EARTH - DOCFILMS
Published: 2015/08/06
Channel: DOCFILMS
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
Mining for Salt | How to Make Everything
Mining for Salt | How to Make Everything
Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: How To Make Everything
Visit Dragon Mine USA! A REAL Ethereum & Bitcoin Mining Facility!
Visit Dragon Mine USA! A REAL Ethereum & Bitcoin Mining Facility!
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Crypto Mining
Nevada Mining Series (Part 1)  - From Pickaxe to GPS
Nevada Mining Series (Part 1) - From Pickaxe to GPS
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: nevadamining
Mining for Minerals 1000 Feet Underground
Mining for Minerals 1000 Feet Underground
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: BLM EasternStates
The History of Silver Mines documentary
The History of Silver Mines documentary
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Manufacturing Intellect: Documentaries
Mines and Miners | Trust Disrupted  Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E2
Mines and Miners | Trust Disrupted Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E2
Published: 2016/10/11
Channel: TechCrunch
Coal Mining in the United States
Coal Mining in the United States
Published: 2014/05/26
Channel: Coal Mining Inc.
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
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
Iron mining in the United States Top # 6 Facts
Iron mining in the United States Top # 6 Facts
Published: 2015/11/01
Channel: YaGRFT
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
Sterling Hill Mining Museum Documentary
Sterling Hill Mining Museum Documentary
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: Mary Violet
HOW IT WORKS: Uranium Deposits (720p)
HOW IT WORKS: Uranium Deposits (720p)
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: DOCUMENTARY TUBE
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
How Coal Mines Work: "Mining and Preparation of Anthracite Coal" circa 1934 Delaware & Lackawanna
How Coal Mines Work: "Mining and Preparation of Anthracite Coal" circa 1934 Delaware & Lackawanna
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Coal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Coal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: LastWeekTonight
Inside One Of The Largest Bitcoin Mining Operations In The United States!
Inside One Of The Largest Bitcoin Mining Operations In The United States!
Published: 2018/01/22
Channel: WebEmployed.Tv
National Geographic - Gold mining in Alaska - Megastructure Documentary
National Geographic - Gold mining in Alaska - Megastructure Documentary
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: 4YOU AND 4ME
Sterling Hill Mining Museum Shortened Documentary
Sterling Hill Mining Museum Shortened Documentary
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: Mary Violet
Inside One Of The Largest Bitcoin Mining Operations In The United States!
Inside One Of The Largest Bitcoin Mining Operations In The United States!
Published: 2018/01/22
Channel: Slick One
The United States Minerals Mining Permitting Process
The United States Minerals Mining Permitting Process
Published: 2011/07/28
Channel: NationalMining
Modern Day Mining - Gold Rush Expeditions - 2017
Modern Day Mining - Gold Rush Expeditions - 2017
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc.
surface coal mining in the united states
surface coal mining in the united states
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: Cabty Calive
Who is AMRA 2018
Who is AMRA 2018
Published: 2018/02/19
Channel: American Mining Rights Association // AMRA
Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920
Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920
Published: 2015/03/27
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Deregulation and infrastructure spend in the mining sector in the United States (US)
Deregulation and infrastructure spend in the mining sector in the United States (US)
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: EY Global
Alderox Mining Haul Truck
Alderox Mining Haul Truck
Published: 2009/04/16
Channel: alderoxasa
Anthracite Coal Mining: "Black Sunlight" circa 1920s Bray Studios
Anthracite Coal Mining: "Black Sunlight" circa 1920s Bray Studios
Published: 2013/04/07
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Two Paths for American Mining
Two Paths for American Mining
Published: 2011/11/10
Channel: NationalMining
How Copper is Mined and Refined: "Copper Mining and Smelting" 1949 Viking Pictures
How Copper is Mined and Refined: "Copper Mining and Smelting" 1949 Viking Pictures
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Wyoming Coal Mining
Wyoming Coal Mining
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Wyoming Geological Survey
Historic Site Spotlight: Reed Gold Mine
Historic Site Spotlight: Reed Gold Mine
Published: 2017/10/12
Channel: N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The Mining Frontier
The Mining Frontier
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: Prof. Matthew Hamilton
"Goldfield: Reconstructed mining town" Mchao
"Goldfield: Reconstructed mining town" Mchao's photos around Goldfield, United States (arizona)
Published: 2010/12/17
Channel: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
AMR-MineNet System, Underground Mining Communications & Tracking
AMR-MineNet System, Underground Mining Communications & Tracking
Published: 2011/01/08
Channel: miningconnection
Cherry Creek ABANDONED Gold Mining Town - Nevada.
Cherry Creek ABANDONED Gold Mining Town - Nevada.
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: American Ghost Towns
us Mining
us Mining
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: Jacob Smith
West Virginia Mining Disaster - SURVIVORS
West Virginia Mining Disaster - SURVIVORS
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Bad Day HQ
Radon Hazards in Uranium Mining 1960s
Radon Hazards in Uranium Mining 1960s
Published: 2010/12/12
Channel: markdcatlin
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
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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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