Mining is the removal of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth. Materials that are mined are used for roads, hospitals, cars, and houses. Coal is used for the generation of electricity. Mining is important to the economies of countries and regions of the world. There are four methods are used to mine minerals from the Earth. Mining that scrapes away the soil the top of the ground is known as surface mining. Underground mining occurs when miners go underground through a mine shaft to harvest mineral material. Placer mining is used to sift valuable minerals from the sediment of river channels and beach sand. Mining done by drilling bore holes in copper and uranium deposits is known as in-situ mining. In this mining method, minerals are dissolved artificially. Mining does cause some problems for the environment. It can pollute water, erode the soil, and cause sinkholes in areas around mining areas. Another type of mining has nothing to do with the acquisition of minerals. Data mining is the process of discovering new patterns from large data sets and is related to data analysis and management. Our mining expert witnesses, speakers, and consultants specialize in a broad array of disciplines including computer science, data mining, text mining, geology and mining, mineral resources & mining, and mineral project assessment techniques. They have published within their specific expertise of mining. Our mining experts have testified for the plaintiff and the defense regarding both types of mining.
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