5 reasons Why The World Needs Mining

The World Needs Mining

Mining is one of the world’s most dangerous industries, however, without mining, we would not be able to produce some of the things we take for granted. Here are the top 5 reasons the world needs mining:

  1. Mining provides the raw materials needed for many products we use in our everyday lives

From fertilizers to making batteries,  many of the products we rely on contain minerals that can only be sourced from mining. Without mining technology, you likely would not be viewing this article on a smartphone, tablet, or computer right now.

  1. Mining is essential for the development of new technologies

The minerals and metals mined from the earth are used in a variety of ways to develop new technologies. For example, gold is used in the development of circuit boards, while copper is used in the production of electrical wiring.

  1. Mining helps support our economy

The global mining industry contributes trillions of dollars to the world economy annually. This includes direct contributions as well as indirect contributions through, for example, infrastructure spending and job creation as well as indirect materials that are responsible for manufacturing.

  1. Mining is important for environmental protection

Mining can actually be beneficial to the environment, by providing the raw materials needed for things like solar panels and wind turbines. Without the raw materials in mining, we would not be able to produce battery technology for electric vehicles or work at creating efficient technology for generating power through sunlight. We will depend on mining even more as we continue to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

  1. Mining creates jobs

The mining industry provides millions of jobs around the world. For example, in the United States, mining employs over a million people. This also does not cover the number of people working in mining-related engineering and electrical industries.

These are just a few examples of how important mining is to our economy and way of life. Remember how important mining is when you look at this and other industries worldwide.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Systems! For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of industry safety. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in E-House Manufacturers USA increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.


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