Mineral Extraction – The removal of solid mineral resources from the earth
To remember mineral extraction, look at the word mineral and realise that is contains mine (to mine), miner and all.
Basically miners will mine all they can, extracting (mineral extraction) everything they can out of earth's ground.
Many mined elements are used in our daily lives but there are many disadvantages too, from environmental damage, destruction of habitats and land scars.
There is currently much international discussion about the large underground mining that could occur in cold environments like the Arctic. Nearly every metal can be found in large quantities, as well as huge amounts of oil.