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The mines powering our modern lives, and changing countries forever

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 25: Mining for substances such as gold and coal has been big business for hundreds of years. But as technology develops, we need an increasing number of other materials to power new industries in our changing world. Read on as we look at some of the most popular elements, metals, minerals, and more being mined in the 21st century. 

What the world is mining today

Mining for substances such as gold and coal has been big business for hundreds of years. But as technology develops, we need an increasing number of other materials to power new industries in our changing world. Read on as we look at some of the most popular elements, metals, minerals, and more being mined in the 21st century. 

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