The mining process is complex and involves great amounts of earth, rocks, and metals. See how gold, copper, aluminum, and other precious metals are extracted from the Earth's crust

In all of our homes, cars, computers or mobile devices, there are minerals extracted from nature. The industrial activity involves huge numbers in the whole spectrum: volume of materials, workers, related products, and money – and it also requires a huge social and environmental responsibility.

Mining processes are pretty different. In fact, every mine has its own logic. “Minerals are extracted from complex natural processes occurring for billions of years and which have been transforming the Earth’s crust. In general, they’re similar, but they have very important specificities,” explains Vânia Lúcia Lima Andrade, coordinator of the Technical Mining Committee for the Brazilian Association of Metallurgy (ABM).

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Content published in May 7, 2019

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