Mining FAQs:


Q: Is a mining the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an orebody?

A: Yes, and lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposits.

Q: Is a mining done by removing surface vegetation?

A: Yes, and dirt, and, if necessary, layers of bedrock in order to reach buried ore deposits.

Q: Was a mining no longer feasible?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a mining required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes?

A: Yes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory.

Q: Is a mining another form of surface mining that evolved from auger mining?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a mining clearly an issue in EITI Countries such as the Central African Republic, D.R?

A: Yes, Congo, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – i.e. almost half of the mining countries implementing the EITI.

Q: Is a mining much more common?

A: Yes, and produces, for example, 85% of minerals in the United States, including 98% of metallic ores.

Q: Is a mining heavily affected by the prices of the commodity minerals?

A: Yes, and which are often volatile.