Ken Staplyton

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As consumers, we may not stop to consider how the global mining industry plays a role in our daily lives.

Consider that the average American uses approximately 3.4 tons of coal and nearly 40,000 pounds of newly mined materials each year, according to the National Mining Association. With a rising global demand for energy and other commodities – especially in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil – mining has never been a more vital industry. Keep reading →