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Mines and mining

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California's Office of Mine Reclamation

California's Office of Mine Reclamation offers assistance "for reclamation planning and promotes cost-effective reclamation." The website features materials on abandoned mines, mine pollution, and mine monitoring. Mine operators can learn about financial assurances. Users can download the quarterly Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) issues. While this website provides information for...
Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining

The Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining's website provides information about the institute's efforts to become a "leading international professional body for the advancement of materials, minerals, and mining to governments, industry, academia, the public and the professions." Researchers can learn about the Institute's main event of 2004, the Materials Congress, along with many other...
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, is an active and interesting source for studying mining and geology in the Southwestern United States. The Bureau's website includes quite a bit of information that would be of interest to students, researchers, and laypeople alike. Users will find information...

This Topic in Depth explorers the Web's offering on quarries. The first site is maintained by entitled Education: Quarrying Process and Quarry Products (1). Through descriptions, photographs, and interesting animations, the site does a good job of explaining how quarries are operated and what types of stone commonly come out of them. The second site, Hardrock Mining Overview (2), is...