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Prehistoric mining[edit]

The first sentence is now "Since the beginning of civilization, people have used stone, ceramics and, later, metals found on or close to the Earth's surface." Aren't naturally occurring ceramics (and amorphous glass) called stones? What about before civilization?

How about "For millions of years, our ancestors have used stone, clay and, increasingly, metals found on or close to the Earth's surface."

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"Mine"[edit]

The usage and primary topic of Mine is under discussion, see talk:Mine (disambiguation) -- 70.51.46.39 (talk) 03:48, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Mine Safety[edit]

"Abandoned mines may be dangerous to anyone who attempts to explore them without proper knowledge and safety training."

This should be cited, but I don't want to put a "citation needed" on the text, since I think it's probably true and I don't want somebody assuming it's not because of a template I placed. Charlotte Aryanne (talk) 13:57, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Charlotte Aryanne, generally the citation needed template is used for precisely that: statements which are probably factually accurate but nonetheless lacking a citation. In any case, for anyone interested in adding sources, NIOSH has a wealth of materials on mining safety. James Hare (NIOSH) (talk) 12:36, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Recycling facts are not relevant to the page's topic.[edit]

This article starts with a sentence telling us what the page is about: "Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposits which forms the mineralized package of economic interest to the miner." So the last paragraph of the introduction struck me. While it's interesting and important to know that not much metal is recycled, that doesn't tell us anything about the extraction of geological materials from the earth. The Metal reserves and recycling section, which expands that paragraph, has the same issue. It's somewhat related, but the main point of that section (metals are used a lot and aren't recycled much) isn't relevant to anyone's understanding of the process of mining. I propose removing this section from the article. Jojopeanut (talk) 02:40, 6 June 2016 (UTC)