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Mining business
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1. General

Since mineral deposits are limited, mining is also a temporary activity and a local or regional phenomenon. Realistically it includes all activities involved in the utilization of minerals present in the ground in the form of salts, ores, and fossil materials, as well as non-metallic minerals (Minerals, non-metallic; see Mining).

The workability of mineral deposits depends on the degree of enrichment of the mineral, the extent of the ore-body, the nature of the e…

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Westermann, Ekkehard, “Mining business”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024272>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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